August 1, 2017

Craftsman Tools Wins Innovate UK Grant for Intelligent Tool-Holding

Craftsman Tools Wins Innovate UK Grant for Intelligent Tool-Holding Craftsman Tools have been awarded a grant by the UK’s Innovative Agency (Innovate UK) to develop intelligent tool-holding for metal-cutting machine tools, in partnership with the University of Huddersfield.Craftsman Tools Ltd is a multi-award winning UK precision engineering company specialising in innovative solutions for tool-holding, work-holding and supply chain management services and solutions.The partnership, with funding from Innovate UK, seeks to create new intelligent tool-holding by incorporating “internet of things” (IoT) sensing ...

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June 22, 2017

Robert Johnson, MD of Craftsman Tools wins Industry Award

Robert Johnson, MD of Craftsman Tools wins Industry Award Congratulations to Robert Johnson, Managing Director of Craftsman Tools Ltd who, at the GTMA's 75th Anniversary celebration at Jaguar Land Rover was presented with the Industry Award originally set up in memory of his father, Cyril Johnson for dedication to the precision engineering industry. He was presented the award by Jake Bishop Chairman of GTMA and Dave Atkinson Head of Manufacturing Lloyds Commercial Bank.The award was set up in his father, Cyril Johnson’s memory to recognise people ...

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May 15, 2017

Job Vacancy – Finance Manager

Finance Manager: Craftsman ToolsHours: approximately 25 hours per weekResponsibilitiesMonthly accounts Cash flow statement to be created monthly. Paying suppliers Creating invoices and chasing payment Reconciling bank account Verifying credit card statements Staff Payroll Grant claims Customs – Instrastat VAT Checking expenses Providing information to insurance companies etcIf you are interested please send your CV and covering letter to Annette Cheetham - a.cheetham@craftsmantools.com 

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April 25, 2017

New Apprenticeship Opportunities at Craftsman Tools

New Apprenticeship Opportunities at Craftsman Tools Award Winning Apprentice School Craftsman Tools have run an award winning Apprentice School since 2013, having taken on apprentices throughout its history the company saw the opening of a dedicated apprentice training area as part of its commitment to continued growth and to bringing the next generation into engineering. In addition, the company believes the scheme has helped improve competitiveness, increase productivity and ensure there is a committed and competent workforce in place to meet future challenges.A fantastic opportunity ...

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January 31, 2017

Award winning Cube Type Workholding

Award winning Cube Type Workholding Did you know Craftsman Tools have an extensive range of award winning Cube Type Workholding which have been developed over the last 30 years at our manufacturing facility in the UK?As the leading UK manufacturer of Cube Type Workholding we produce a complete range from either our large standard stock range of plain faced cubes, or bespoke designs to meet your exact process requirements.The use of prismatic, or cubic type workholding brings all of a machines axis ...

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January 25, 2017

NATEP Distortion and Residual Stress Control for Manufacture Project

NATEP Distortion and Residual Stress Control for Manufacture Project Earlier this year we announced that Craftsman Tools Ltd had been awarded grant funding from NATEP (National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme) that funds new technologies in the UK aerospace supply chain.Craftsman Tools secured involvement in a project titled “Distortion and Residual Stress Control for Manufacture”Craftsman Tools decided to undertake a technology development project because for over 60 years we have prided ourselves on ‘Collaborating with the World’s Finest’, designing, engineering and manufacturing tools ...

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November 9, 2016

Craftsman Tools Cube Type Workholding

Craftsman Tools Cube Type WorkholdingCraftsman Tools manufacture a complete range of cube type workholding, either from our large standard stock range of plain faced cubes, or bespoke designs to meet your exact process requirements. Detailed product information, including our standard range is available on our website http://www.craftsmantools.com/work-holding/cubetype-workholding/Our large range of machining brackets offers you the flexibility to allow you to load a horizontal machining centre pallet with the maximum number of components. This maximises the productivity of both single, twin and ...

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September 8, 2016

Craftsman Tools exhibit at ‘Inspiration Through Innovation’ event

Craftsman Tools exhibit at 'Inspiration Through Innovation' event. Craftsman Tools are delighted to once again be exhibiting at the ‘Inspiration through Innovation’ Event on the 23rd and 24th September 2016.The Manufacturing Best-Practice event will bring together the latest innovative, proven products and solutions from across the industry showcased in one venue across two days at the impressive Seco Tools facility in Alcester.The market leading exhibition and comprehensive programme of seminars will put you at the heart of the industry and its community. Knowledge gained from ...

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September 7, 2016

Craftsman Tools Ltd shortlisted for prestigious Innovation & Design Award

Craftsman Tools Ltd have been shortlisted as a finalist for the Innovation & Design category by the prestigious TMMX Awards 2016. The Manufacturer MX Awards is an annual programme delivered by The Manufacturer, in association with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The aim of the awards is to recognise manufacturers who are achieving great things across all aspects of their business.Other finalists in the Innovation & Design category include Mclaren Automotive, the leading automotive company and Fracino a UK based manufacturer of coffee machines, for the ...

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