About Mate

Products and solutions for sheet metal fabricators


Company Overview

Founded in 1962, Mate has grown into a world-class manufacturer of superior products and solutions for sheet metal fabricators. We manufacture tooling for every major CNC punch press, and offer a complete line of CO2 laser products.

Commitment to Quality

Mate’s dedication to quality is not just demonstrated in the products and services we provide, it is a part of every aspect of our business. This commitment was formally recognized when Mate was honored with the Minnesota Quality Award, Achievement level, for 2005. We integrate the Baldrige National Quality Program’s criteria into the way we operate and continually measure our progress in improving our products, processes, and service. In 2009, Mate earned the Manufacturer of the Year award for its commitment to Lean manufacturing from the Manufacturer’s Alliance.

Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed

Customer service is a critical component of Mate’s business. Mate’s Sales engineers are experts in their field working on site with customers to solve fabricating issues. This commitment to customer satisfaction is extended around the world with Mate tooling experts available in every industrialized country. Customer education is available for every product Mate offers and is available 24/7 at mate.com. My.mate.com, a free web-based portal, allows registered users access to previously ordered drawings of special shapes and assemblies. Mate offers an extensive standard product line that can be delivered with same day or next day service and all our products come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Products and Solutions that Work

Mate’s product engineering team currently holds several national and international patents and continues to develop products that push the boundaries of manufacturing technology. Our state-of-the-art Customer Solution Center is an integral part of this process. It allows us to develop and test new tooling concepts and designs, and focus on proving the viability of value-added products while reducing the time needed to bring these products to market. The technology center also allows us to replicate the end user’s environment and needs in every way. We work closely with the world’s leading sheet metal fabricators and punch press manufacturers conducting research and evaluating new products. These partnerships bring to Mate a combined effort to continually offer customers superior products with proven solutions.

Spanning the Globe

Mate has over 80 dealers providing products and services in every industrialized country. Our dealers are thoroughly trained to assist with all tooling needs from simple hole punching to complex special applications. Mate recognized the need for an international specialist in the punch press tooling field and has been serving the international market since 1967. Our commitment to serving manufacturers around the world was formally recognized when Mate was presented with the President’s “E” Certificate for Exports by the Secretary of Commerce in 1996. Today, approximately 50% percent of Mate’s revenue has come from outside the United States. We are committed to improving manufacturing technology around the world, by helping established and emerging manufacturers produce quality parts faster and more efficiently.