Our History

A worldwide leader in cutting tool systems and components is born…. 
CPC was established by the Mills family in 1995.  The organization was originally formed to bridge the North American tungsten market to the #1 source of tungsten reserves, China.  In 1998 the company began to diversify by offering forged steel wear parts and components.  The new offering expanded rapidly, and by 2000 CPC had grown to become a leading force in the industry.  Over the following several years, CPC continued to expand production capabilities by increasing machine lines, braze automation, heat treat operations and numerous associated processes.  A key goal during this time was to bring all processes in house, to maintain effective quality checks and efficient scheduling controls from start to finish.  In December of 2007 our organization became ISO 9001 certified.
Today at CPC, we continue to grow and advance technologies.  By working closely with clients, we keep in tune with the markets and industries we serve.   We are constantly pushing forward to be a worldwide leader, and not simply a “me too” supplier.

Our USA Headquarters


The Chino location houses our engineering-design, sales, marketing and administration offices for world wide distribution.  At this location, CPC has a combined office and warehouse space of 14,000 square feet.  We are located in close proximity to the Port of Long Beach, California, the busiest ocean port in the USA.  We have a convenient loading dock for trucking and rail shipping to all cities in North America.  Inbound shipments receive secondary Quality Control checking in our modern QC facility.  The indoor loading dock offers privacy of material handling.  The fair weather conditions permit the warehouse storage of client goods for long time periods. 

China Manufacturing Locations

CPC-china-bldgCPC has three manufacturing locations in China, comprising of more than 40,000 square meters of modern factory buildings.  Our staff in China is made up of more than 300 employees with a wide range of experience and manufacturing skills.  The majority of our manufacturing is completed in the free trade zones with the support of industrial development of the Chinese Government.  We are located near the port of Shanghai in the Northern part of the Zhejiang Province.  This is convenient to China’s largest steel mills and industrial financial areas.  We provide the basic services of forging, assembly, sintering, heat treating, induction brazing, packaging and inspection at our own facilities.  Our factory became ISO9001 certified in 2007.  We comply with the most stringent standards of manufacturing.  Our forge shop manufactures our own tooling.  We have the largest closed die forge presses in China.  Our carbide manufacturing includes state of the art HIP sintering.  Our factory staff are resident on our property where they enjoy modern living facilities.