Posted October 13, 2022

Pilot Precision Products partners with Palbit

Pilot Precision Products, a manufacturer of industrial broaches and round cutting tools, has begun to import cutting tools made by Palbit, SA, a Portugal-based vertically integrated manufacturer of carbide tooling.

Pilot Precision Products
Palbit SA

Founded over 100 years ago, Palbit offers a full line of indexable carbide milling, drilling, and turning tools. Under Pilot’s agreement with Palbit, Pilot will import and distribute Palbit’s tooling through United States channel partners for applications in the aerospace, automotive, defense, medical, die & mold, and railway sectors, among others.

“We are proud that Palbit, an innovative company with a long history of success, has chosen us to create demand for their tooling in the U.S.,” said Eric Hagopian, Pilot’s CEO. “Our representation of this outstanding brand elevates our position as a full-line, full-value, fullservice concierge that recommends and supplies the best precision tooling available to our customers. It also gives us opportunities to strengthen our distributor network by helping distributors get this gem of a product line into customers’ shops. This partnership is a natural synergy for our networks and customers.”

“Pilot’s reputation for excellence and integrity is second-to-none,” said Jorge Ferreira, CEO of Palbit. “The management team and I take considerable pride in being represented in the United States by such an outstanding company.” Palbit’s high precision carbide cutting tools and tooling solutions are used in a wide range of machining operations, including milling, turning, drilling, threading, grooving, and parting.

Palbit tooling is now available for purchase through Pilot's select distribution partners listed on The tooling will also be available soon on an eCommerce platform at the same address.

Based in South Deerfield, Massachusetts, Pilot Precision Products manufactures duMont Minute Man industrial broaches and Hassay Savage broaching tools.