Mirka’s decade of tooling evolution
Mirka’s award winning Power Tools division is celebrating its 10th birthday. In the last decade, this team has been at the cutting-edge of technology advancement and has created the DEROS sanders, which are two of the most ergonomic and easy-to-use sanders on the market and are amongst Mirka’s best selling products.
The division, founded after the success of the CEROS in 2009, highlighted to Mirka that a dedicated Power Tools division was required to help anticipate and fast track the development process of future products.
Caj Nordström, Mirka product development manager, says, “Developing new products and working with new technology has always been my passion. Mirka is well known for manufacturing abrasives, but abrasives are only a part of the complete picture when it comes to sanding. They are best matched with tools that have been designed for them to give the best possible result, and as our engineers are not just theoretical people, we like to use the products ourselves.”
The Power Tools Division has won many awards for its products over the past decade and Caj Nordström says: “Winning our first award told us we had got the design right, but the most important feedback of course comes from end users, who work with our power tools every day. The tool must be perfect for the user.”