Power Tool manufacturer in England, UK
The Power Tools Division of the Bosch Group is the world market leader for power tools and power tool accessories. In 2012, its workforce generated sales of 4.0 billion euros, 90 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch, Skil and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. Each year, Bosch Power Tools launches more than 100 new products onto the market. The division generated about 40 percent of its sales in 2012 with products that have been on the market for less than two years. The business segments electric power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools of Bosch Power Tools outperformed the market.
The Bosch Power Tools Division grew considerably over the past year although some core markets noticeably lost momentum. With a sales increase of six percent, the manufacturer of power tools reached the four billion euros mark for the first time. The size of the workforce remained at the same level as the previous year, with 19,000 associates at 37 locations. In 2012, the overall market grew by four percent to 24.5 billion euros. The power tools and accessories submarkets grew at similar rates. “Our growth of six percent clearly shows that we have again succeeded in winning market shares”, explained Henning von Boxberg, president of Bosch Power Tools. The division wants to continue this trend in 2013: “We expect to increase sales at a similar rate again this year”, said Mr. von Boxberg during the annual Bosch Power Tools press conference.
The division performed especially well in Asia, where the overall market fell significantly short of the industry’s expectations. This was mainly due to the effect of the economic slowdown in China. “Considering a market growth of only four percent in Asia, it is especially remarkable that we were able to increase our sales in the Asia-Pacific region by 16 percent”, emphasized Mr. von Boxberg. This success is based in particular on the launch of products that are specifically tailored to the needs of professional tradespeople in emerging markets such as China, India and the ASEAN countries – while taking into account the spending power in these markets. In addition to this, Bosch opened the new Chengdu production location in the Pujiang County (China) at the end of 2012. Power tools for the Chinese market will be produced at this location in future. With a growth of twelve percent, the division also performed pleasingly in North America. Market growth in this region was six percent. One of the reasons for the positive sales development is the great market success of the Measuring Tools business unit. Bosch Power Tools managed to grow by three percent on the stagnating European main market, therefore also strengthening its own position in this difficult environment. Overall, the company generates about 90 percent of its sales outside of Germany.
Tool manufacturer in Slough, Berkshire
With more than 90 years’ experience in designing and manufacturing world-class solutions for the professional construction industry, the DEWALT brand represents performance, innovation, and reliability. Tools that carry the DEWALT brand are Guaranteed Tough - engineered to exceed the expectations of building contractors and professional tradesmen, even when tested in the most extreme construction environments.
The DEWALT reputation for quality is hard earned, and follows a commitment to providing best in class products that meet the highest levels of durability and end-user protection.
Today, these characteristics are incorporated through long experience and state-of-the-art engineering into every product of DEWALT’s broad range of high performance ‘portable’ electric power tools and accessories. The acceptance of these DEWALT products by professional tradesmen around the world has made DEWALT the number one selling brand of professional power tools in North America today, and the fastest growing professional power tool brand in the world for the last five years.
We are committed to striving for excellence in environment, health and safety management through process improvements, advanced manufacturing techniques and pollution control practices. We expect our managers and employees to maintain our facilities at the highest standards, minimise waste generation, re-use and recycle materials and products where possible and comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
Decorating equipment manufacturer in Chandler's Ford, Hampshire
Draper Tools started out in 1919 when the founder, Bert Draper, sold government surplus and tools around the Kingston Upon Thames' markets. This led to the purchase of the original warehouse, from which the Draper Tool Company Limited as we know it today was born, although at this time it was known as B. Draper & Son Limited and owned the trademark B.D.S. Although Drapers sold its own brand as early as this time, it was also a quality Engineers Merchant and Tool Wholesaler, selling brands well known today, such as, Britool, King Dick, Elliott Lucas, etc.
Bert Draper Passed away in 1963 and control of the Company passed to his son Norman. With the increased business and cramped conditions at Kingston, Norman purchased the freehold rights to the current premises in Chandler's Ford, Hampshire at auction in 1963. Norman pushed the business forward dramatically and developed the 'Draper' brand as we know it today, by importing quality tools from all around the World. He also established 'exclusive' relationships on a family to family basis, with such Companies as Elora and Knipex, which still exist today.
Norman died in 1994 and the Company is now run by his son, John. His wife Joan, who passed away in 1999, produced, almost single-handedly, the Company's first type-written catalogue in 1953. This level of family involvement would be rare in any other company of this size in the UK... But then Draper Tools is no 'other company!'
John took over the reins in 1992 with the task of taking the company into the new century. Draper Tools continues to thrive on a mixture of inward investment, active support for the independent stockist, striving for operational efficiency and all underpinned by the golden rule since 1919 - Guaranteed Quality. The current premises in Chandler's Ford have been added to considerably since its purchase and has now reached a size of 535,000 sq.ft. It is now probably the largest stock of tools in one place in the UK.
Construction equipment manufacturer in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Fairport Construction Equipment Ltd. is a manufacturer of construction equipment including plate compactors and pokers based in Sheffield U.K. The facility forms the hub for sales, support and distribution of machines, tools and equipment used by the building / construction industry in the UK and worldwide.
As well as supplying compaction equipment such as Tamper Rammers, Vibrating Rollers and Reversible Plate Compactors the factory also houses Fairport’s sister company Flexible Drive and Tool, Which manufactures flexible drives for the marine, agricultural, petrol chemical, food, and construction industry.
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Fairport equipment is available for sale direct from the factory in Sheffield U.K. or via a growing network of distributors.
Construction equipment in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
In every corner of the world you'll find a JCB machine. JCB is one of the world's top three manufacturers of construction equipment. We employ around 12,000 people on four continents and sell our products in 150 countries through 2,000 dealer depot locations.
Throughout our 68 year history, we have always invested heavily in research and development, keeping JCB at the cutting edge of innovation.
Today, JCB has some of the finest engineering facilities across the globe, produces a range of over 300 machines and maintains a reputation for unrivalled customer service.
JCB, a truly world-class and still family owned company.
History of JCB
The very first machine that Mr JCB built was a tipping trailer he made using a £1 welding set and sold at the local market for £45! That was in 1945.
In 1948, there were 6 people working for the company which then made a hydraulic tipping trailer - the very first in the whole of Europe.
In 1953, along came the first machine to be stamped with the JCB logo you see on machines today. This was a Backhoe Loader (what we all call a digger!) and it's the machine that everyone nowadays calls a JCB.
In the 1960s, Mr JCB began the tradition of cool JCB stunts to publicise the company name. This is how the world-famous Dancing Diggers started. If you've never seen the Dancing Diggers before please view our quick movie.
Today, JCB has over 7,000 employees and we make 279 different machines. But we're still based in the Midlands so we've got our own JCB jet and helicopter that we use to fly in our customers.
Power tool manufacturer in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Makita has always had the vision that society and global communities should be able to develop for themselves, and future generations. By providing the tools, Makita is ensuring that anything is possible.
We can be certain of this by the initiatives that guide our business every step of the way. From our regard for the environment, evolving safety measures and innovations in design and manufacturing, we're sure that not only are we contributing to a better today, but investing in a better future.
Key to Makita's vision is the constant strive for innovation in our technology and our products. From our safety solutions like AVT and dust extraction, through to our Lithium-Ion battery and chargers technology, Makita is at the forefront for new ideas.
This is all down to our dedicated research and development centre in Japan, where engineers work hard to constantly improve our products in all aspects, from power consumption through to ergonomic design and function.
Makita manufactures its tools in plants across the globe, from its headquarters in Japan to here, in the UK. Our Telford manufacturing plant is the only full-production facility for power tools in the UK and has been successfully running construction on many of our top line cordless power tools since 1991.
Makita's investment in the Telford plant has seen it take over production for the highly important MXT Combi Drill, one of the company's best selling products.
Makita's acquisition of Dolmar in 1991 has also meant that we have one of the strongest histories in the Outdoor Power Equipment market and the plant in Germany constantly delivers tools worldwide to the highest quality.
At the heart of our manufacturing process is the belief that for a good tool you need a good motor, and Makita makes every effort to make sure our motors are of the best quality. We source the absolute best raw materials and components in order to build the most powerful and efficient motors we can imagine.
Premium grade steel is used to produce armature shafts and gears, and only steel of the highest grade is used, whilst high grade magnetic copper wire goes into each and every one of our tools to ensure superior current flow whilst withstanding extreme temperatures.
Our quality control tests each, and every, machine that leaves our manufacturing plants. Nothing is left untested; on the motor alone we perform 19 extensive tests!
Our high standards go a long way, which is probably why when you buy Makita, it's likely to be a lasting relationship.
Construction equipment manufacturer in Bolton, Greater Manchester
MBW has always been know as a company that stretches "the envelope" in its effort to advance technology. By 2005 MBW's product line had expanded to over 90 individual products with hundreds of model variations. Some of MBW's more recent and award winning product developments include:
Smart Rammers - Improving compaction performance yet reducing vibration at the operator position through increases in reaction mass and a lower center of gravity. The Smart Rammer features the industries first integral tach/hour meter to verify that the rammer is running at an optimal level from a compaction viewpoint and to indicate service intervals for owners or rental operators.
EXA & UVW Vibratory Wheels - These attachments for backhoes and excavators combine host machine down-pressure with vibratory dynamics. EXAs & UVWs are versatile and can be used across the full spectrum of soil types. Productivity gains compared to alternative methods offer huge potential. Maintenance is low compared to other compaction equipment.
Soil Compaction Meter and Supervisor - Low cost, battery powered, and easy to use seismic technology that informs compaction equipment operators when they have achieved maximum achievable soil stiffness and corresponding density under existing conditions. The answer to high cost, often impractical alternative soil testing methods. Independently tested with very high correlation to typical density specifications. Provides direct index of soil stiffness.
Slip Form Paver - A downsized curb & gutter slipform paver offering users a technically advanced, high production machine at an affordable price. It excels at pouring tight radii. Pouring parameters 18" high by 48" wide.
Soil Pick - A Pneumatic soil excavator that employs a supersonic air stream to locate and excavate around buried utilities. A selective excavator in that only non-porous soils are fragmented and removed. Will not damage utilities and tree roots. A multi-application tool with uses in construction, agriculture, shipping and many other fields.
World Class Manufacturing
MBW's passion to innovate may be most readily apparent in its product line. But it's MBW's innovative approach to running its business coupled with ongoing investment in engineering, production and data processing technology that has enabled MBW to operate with world class efficiency. MBW's plant is state of-the-art. The heart of MBW's production facility is a battery of CNC metal working machinery. Microsoft Windows XP workstations with SolidWorks software link manufacturing and engineering departments. MBW also utilizes MAPICS XA software on an IBM iSeries for accounting and inventory control which includes an unparalleled MRP (Material Requirements Planning) package. MBW has received national attention in computer industry trade publications as an American manufacturer on the cutting edge of computer related manufacturing methodologies. On the financial front, MBW's innovative business approach resulted in a national test case which allowed for the application of LIFO inventory valuation methods to a manufacturing environment.
Power Tool manufacturer in Southampton, Hampshire
In 1923, Albrecht Schnizler constructed the first hand-held drill. The name Metabo is derived from this metal drill. Today, the company with tradition employs 1,800 persons, 1.050 of which in Nürtingen, Germany. 25 subsidiaries and more than 90 agencies ensure that Metabo's premium solutions can be found in almost all countries.
Apart from mains-powered and compressed air solutions, we continuously focus on the vision of a cordless construction site and are leaders in the battery pack technology in order to offer more freedom with the highest possible power to professionals. Metabo holds more than 700 patents and property rights. The Swabian supplier of robust, powerful and ergonomic professional solutions develops and produces for users in construction and renovation and metal trade and industry.
Metabo in figures
Manufacturer of professional power tools and accessories
Worldwide 1,800 employees, 1,050 of which in Nürtingen, Germany
More than 75 trainees and BA students
Export quota 2014: 80 percent
Best medium-sized employer in the sector of finishes and consumer goods (Focus, 2014)
Far more than 700 patents and registered designs
Production facilities in Nürtingen and Shanghai
History of Metabo
In Nürtingen, Albrecht Schnizler developed the first hand-held drill (No.18), in his parents' bakery
Development of the first electrical hand-held drill: The legendary Metabo no. 750 with 120 Watt power output, drill capacity 6.5 mm, speed 1,200 rpm.
The Metabo type 7608 is the first impact drill manufactured in large series. Back then it cost a month's salary.
The first angle grinder with the new Metabo S-automatic safety clutch is introduced.
The first impact drill with electronic speed control is introduced to the market.
Development of the first 1,000 Watt impact drill with constant speed under load.
The first angle grinder generation is equipped with the Metabo Marathon motor.
Metabo creates the new category of the compact cordless screwdrivers with the "PowerGrip®“.
Metabo changes its battery pack range to Lithium-ion technology.
Metabo presents a complete range for processing stainless steel.
Metabo sets new standards in metal processing with the world's first cordless magnetic core drill and a cordless Inox range.
The world's first battery pack with 4.0 Ah and Ultra M-technology opens up new dimensions for cordless power tools.
Metabo develops a 5.2 Ah battery pack - at that time the most powerful battery pack in the world.
Introduction of the new generation of compact angle grinders with a power of up to 1,700 Watt.
Power tool manufacturer in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. is an industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of heavy-duty, portable electric power tools and accessories for professional users worldwide.
Milwaukee Tool is an industry-leading manufacturer of heavy-duty power tools, accessories and hand tools for professional users worldwide.
Since the company began in 1924, Milwaukee Tool has led the industry in both durability and performance. With an unwavering commitment to the trades, Milwaukee continues to lead with a focus on providing innovative, trade-specific solutions. Whether it is through their leadership in LITHIUM-ION technology, as seen in the M12™, M18™ & M28™ Systems, time-saving accessories or innovative hand tool products, Milwaukee is dedicated to delivering a steady stream of advanced solutions for the trades that offer increased productivity and unmatched durability.
To do this, Milwaukee takes the time to work side by side with real craftsman to understand the demands of a constantly changing workplace and how they can best deliver solutions that help the user work both faster and smarter. Milwaukee knows that professional users sweat the small stuff, and so do they. They pay attention to the small details that that make a big difference. This user focus not only leads to solutions for real jobsite challenges, but fuels the disruptive innovation seen across all product lines.