Coon Rapids’ Kurt Manufacturing plan product sent to China

Kurt Manufacturing Company, Industrial Products Division, is manufacturing automated precision AngLock® vises at its Coon Rapids plant for shipment and marketing in China.

Supporting this expanded U.S. vise production, Kurt announced the opening of sales and service facilities named Kurt Manufacturing Shanghai in China.

Kurt has made its vise products globally competitive through the use of an Automated Production System (APS), according to Steve Kane, global sales and marketing manager for Kurt Industrial Products.

This APS system produces different size vise models that have many exclusive features, Kane said.

“As a result, they are the preferred vises for the most demanding precision machining applications encountered everywhere in the manufacturing world and especially in China’s fast-growing manufacturing economy,” he said.

To assist in this major expansion, the Shanghai office will provide onsite technical service and marketing for the full line of AngLock® vises and accessories throughout China, Kane said.

“Kurt’s Automated Production Systems allow us to make our vise products here in Minnesota and ship them to China while being globally competitive,” he said.

“Kurt Manufacturing Shanghai is an exciting growth opportunity for Kurt precision machine vises in the dynamic Chinese manufacturing market, and we’re especially proud and pleased to have as Chinese partners new personnel.”

These include Jack Chen, sales manager responsible for the development and management of dealers, sales agents and customer development; Echo Ge, responsible for product promotion, network promotion and trade show participation; and Charlie Zhao, who handles sales and is responsible for customer communication, feedback and service.

According to Kane, Kurt is a one-stop advanced technology solutions provider of Kurt AngLock Vises, Custom Engineered Workholding, SPC Data Collection, Gaging and Automation.

Kurt pioneered the development of precision workholding for CNC machines in the late 1950’s with the world-famous AngLock® vise, Kane said.

Today’s Kurt workholding products include CNC vises, 5 Axis Vises, Rotary Table workholding solutions for VMC’s and ToolBlox tombstones providing increased versatility for machining stations, he said.

Kurt Industrial Products Division is located at 9445 East River Road.

For more information about Kurt and its product lines, call 1-877-226-7823 or go to the Kurt website at