About Addison

Addison & Co is 148 year legacy, member of Amalmagations group since 1942, a much respected and esteemed name among business houses in India. The group has operations in a wide range of industries, ranging from Heavy engineering and manufacturing to logistics and finance

Addison & Co have been pioneers in cutting tool research, development, manufacture and exports in India since 1955. Addison Cutting tools are manufactured with strict adherence to global standards at a state-of-the-art factory in Chennai, India. A rigorous quality control regime, efficient supply chains and an ear for customer feedback have made us the preferred tooling partners for our demanding customers in Europe, USA, Japan and other quality conscious markets across the world.

Our product range includes cutting tools in HSS, Carbide in the form of Drills, Reamers, Taps, Milling Cutters, End Mills etc. The in-house development team can design and prototype special tools for specialized applications and our manufacturing facility can commence production of any design with minimal lead time. A well-established, efficient supply chain will ensure prompt delivery to any corner of the world in the fastest time possible.

Our History

Since 1873

• 1927 - Property acquired on Mount Road
• 1943 - Addison was assembling “Morris Minor” Cars thus synergizing the capabilities of other group companies.This continued till 1952.
• 1952 - the resilience and resourcefulness of Addison had been put to test as it had to stop the manufacture of Morris Minor Car.
• 1955 - License to manufacture Milling cutter was acquired.
• 1958 - Foundry was commissioned at smith Road to manufacture casting, like flywheels and housings to be supplied to Simpsons.

• 1963 - Production of Roll Forged drills began.
• 1968 - Addison became the largest manufacturer of cutting Tools.
• 1991 - The Company received the Excellence award from EEPC for achieving the highest export performance in cutting tools which it receives till now.
• 1997 - The company was accredited with ISO 9002 by TUV,Nord
• 1999 - Addison added broaches to its manufacturing line.

Global 2021

• 2004 - Addison acquired 18 acres of leasehold land at Irungattukottai from SIPCOT to
• 2005 - Solid carbide tools were added to the product portfolio
• 2006 - The cutting tool manufacturing was getting shifted to Irungattukottai in a phased manner
• 2007 - The new factoy at Irrungattukottai was formally inaugurated. The coveted Environmental Management ISO 14000 was awarded by TUV, Nord adding another feather in the cap
• 2009 - Addison & Co. entered into an agreement for providing Sembarambakkam land for a residential project undertaken by Godrej Properties Limited
• 2011 - Addison makes efforts to add the manufacture of hobs to its business

A green conscience

The QS 4000 Environmental Management System is a testimony of our commitment to environmental protection. At every level of the organization and in every function of every department, we strive for continued improvement and corrective measures to reduce our footprint and to give much more than we take.


Addison & Co has achieved ISO 9000 Quality Management System certification in 1997 and has upgraded to the 2008 Version from TUV Germany. We have also acquired the ISO 14001:2004 Quality Environmental Management System certification in the year 2008

About Amalgamations Group

• Addison belongs to the Chennai based light engineering conglomerate -Amalgamations Group. Till independence, it was responsible for introducing many leading international brands in India. And since then, it has been at the forefront of the indigenisation movement.
• The auto components manufacturing companies of the Group have been giving tangible support to the import-substitution requirements of practically every OEM in the country, right from the mid-fifties. Today, the Group’s products enjoy a high degree of preference amidst all categories of vehicle manufacturers. This commanding presence in the OE field has been a direct result of the rapid strid es on the technology front