A journey of passion, perseverance, and development
Founded in 1918, we’ve led the broaching industry in innovation, engineering, and quality throughout the decades.
We continue to forge ahead into the future, investing in our customers, quality, and technology.
From idea to installation, we approach applications from your perspective, engineering the broaching process as a cohesive system. Providing machines and cutting tools that achieve the best value and lowest cost per part is our goal. We also provide machine service and tool maintenance that preserve your investment.
We can help you prototype your broached part features before you own a broaching machine. We keep a few of our American Broach machines ready on our production floor, for prototyping projects and small to medium lot size production broaching.
Sharpen your broach cutting tools at your facility with our precision CNC broach sharpening machines, or send your tools to us for CNC sharpening. We provide tool life management programs to help you achieve the longest tool life.
Our passion is high quality, high performance broach cutting tools and broaching machines. Let us answer your questions and walk you through the right solution. Our team of sales and engineering personnel are ready to help.
Areal view of 416 W Huron Street Building, Ann Arbor Michigan
311 Maynard Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 21244, our first location. In the heart of Ann Arbor, close by Hoover Steel Ball Company, we started our journey of passion and dedication. Over the next year, we accumulated 21 employees and continued expanding our operations.
In 1919, we officially moved our operations from the 311 Maynard Street location to 416 W Huron Street in Ann Arbor. Francis Lapointe continued to expand the manufacturing facility until our street address changed to 408 West Washington Street. By 1920, we had added 90 more employees and made our first large shipment of broaching machines via railcar.
View of 408 W Washington Street entrance
Hydraulic Horizontal Broaching Machine
Vertical Surface Broaching Machines
Vertical Pull Down Broaching Machines
Chain Type Broaching Machines
Full Automatic Vertical Broaching Machines
Internal Helical Gear Broaching Machines & Tools
The Legendary Three-Way (Tri-Way) Broaching Machine
After 100% of American Broach stock was sold to the Sundstrand Corporation, the headquarters was moved to the west side of town into a new building that remained its headquarters from 1963 to 2008. In the mid 70’s the company stock was sold to a group of investors and employees. In 2004, 60% of company stock was sold to a multi-national machine tool corporation, the remaining 40% was purchased in 2010 by an Ann Arbor, Michigan based LLC (QCA).
We acquired the 535 South Mansfield Street building in 2013, moving our broach tool division into that building. This increased our company’s square manufacturing space by 300%, adding 40,000 square feet.
American Broach has always been on the cutting edge of development and innovation, and we continue that tradition today, designing, building and marketing the world’s highest quality broaching machines and broach tools. Our designs, engineering, quality standards are respected worldwide.
We are always glad to share ABM’s collective knowledge of broaching processes, and look forward to helping you with your next broaching application.