BESTAR is the leading supplier of steel for manufacturers of saw blades, industrial knives and agricultural tools around the world. Established in 1978 and in the beginning only to serve as a local steel service center, today BESTAR has evolved into a world class ISO 9001 certified steel supplier and BESTAR’s undivided focus remains on servicing companies that manufacture various cutting tools for industrial applications. BESTAR`s headquarter is located in Remscheid (Germany) and it serves customers in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and Oceania. The North-, Central- and South American markets are served by BESTAR LLC in Atlanta (Georgia, USA). Customers in Asia also enjoy local inventory and dedicated staff in Hong Kong and Shanghai as well as experienced representatives.
BESTAR was founded in 1978 as a regional steel service center. The primary goal was to ensure raw material supply to local manufacturers of industrial cutting tools. At a time when small-sized steel mills were being closed down and liquidated across Europe, the idea of co-operating to cover the raw material requirements of saw and knife manufacturers formed the basis for the foundation of the company in December 1978. After more than 30 years the core idea has not changed. BESTAR is still focusing on supplying specialty steel to the cutting tool, saw and knife industries.
In the years following BESTAR quickly advanced to become an independent business enterprise. BESTAR matched the exacting quality and reliability standards set by the industry, and rapidly became an internationally recognized service center. Today BESTAR is supplying steel into more than 45 countries worldwide.
The product portfolio evolved as well. In addition to the 'classical' products such as hot rolled wide and narrow strip or cold rolled strip for saw plate manufacture, BESTAR’s product offering has grown to include tool steel and high speed steel sheets, stainless products, flat bars and round bars.
An important factor in BESTAR’s continued success is its close and personal contact with its customers. BESTAR's management, sales and technical teams work closely with their customers to understand the challenges they face in a global economy. This solution-based approach helps BESTAR's customers to remain competitive and innovative while achieving our mutual goals.
Over time BESTAR has set standards on quality in the market. We believe quality management starts long before the actual production process. In cooperation with its partners BESTAR has developed individual quality specifications and standards:
- Standards which ensure that the making of steel with alloying elements is perfectly harmonized to suit individual applications and specified chemistries,
- Standards which govern the way process engineers finish our products in various work operations,
- Standards for the rolling process that stipulate very clearly defined, narrow tolerances.
All this means that the manufacturing parameters and the quality of the product produced are continuously influenced in a positive manner.
Since 1996, BESTAR has been certified by Lloyd's Register to ISO 9001 to guarantee consistent quality. BESTAR’s internal Technical Department and Metallurgical Laboratory are there not only to help guarantee the quality of incoming material, but also to assist its customers with evaluations of products from field failures to competitive product analysis.
Quality is nothing one can just talk about. Quality needs to be proven and measureable.