ASTRA MOTOR ltd. was established in 1995 as a family business focusing on the production of parts used in automobile industry and special machinery. Later, the company began to specialize in sharpening machine tools. We manufactured our first in-house designed special tool in 2001, when ASTRA MOTOR ltd. bought its first CNC tool grinder.
Two years after that, the company discontinued manufacturing the special machinery and began to specialize in the production of precision cutting tools. By the year 2008, the company had purchased six CNC tool grinders, several standard tool sharpeners and three round grinders allowing diameters to be cut with the accuracy of ±0.001 mm.
ASTRA MOTOR ltd. has an in-house design and construction department, which, in 2008, developed (among other items) specially designed drill bits allowing users to drill holes with the accuracy and surface quality matching those of reaming.
In the same year, the company moved to its own new manufacturing and administrative premises situated close to the country’s transport backbone - the D1 motorway.
At present, ASTRA MOTOR ltd. offers complete production and sharpening services for special as well as standard machine tools. The materials used for the tool production include VHM, HSS, HSSCo and PM. During our production process, we can even combine different materials. For instance, we can make a tool with soldered VHM blades or tools combining a jointless VHM working part and a metal fastening part. Most tools can be made with internal cooling.
ASTRA MOTOR ltd. is one of the largest companies of its kind in the Czech Republic and one of the few European companies offering the manufacturing accuracy of ±0.001 mm. In 2004, the company was awarded the ISO 9001:2000 certificate of quality.