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Major steel distributor trusts GMA to deliver quality garnet for precision waterjet cutting

Since 2009, GMA has been supplying Jacquet Metal Service (JMS) and its 30 subsidiaries globally with the highest quality garnet for the precision waterjet cutting of their specialty steel products.

JACQUET Group Operating Director François Bujadoux said the company has significant trust in GMA to deliver consistent supplies of high quality garnet abrasives for their operations.

GMA is the only global garnet supplier that manages the complete supply chain from source and processing to international distribution. Moreover, GMA owns its mines and processing plants in Australia, USA and the Middle East.

“GMA has also provided us with the most cost-effective solutions to keep our machines operating at stable costs, and to remain competitive in future years,” François added.

JMS uses GMA Garnet™ abrasives for the precision cutting of stainless steel and nickel alloys products.

"Waterjet cutting is an ideal solution for cutting heatsensitive materials, especially for customers who do not want heat affected zone on the cutting edges of our products. This cutting method also provides fine cut edges with minimal kerfs,” François said.

With more than 100 distribution facilities in 25 countries and more than 3,000 employees, Jacquet Metal Service is an European leader in the distribution of specialty steels.


From left: Jacquet Operating Director François Bujadoux, GMA International Product Manager – Waterjet Tiziano Cher and Jacquet Chief Technical Officer Pierre Richard.

Its main business is the purchase, storage, and delivery of a wide range of metallurgic products such as stainless steel, nickel alloys and engineering steels. The JMS Group is also present in North America and in Asia.



By Stephanie Cheong, GMA Group