We’re merging these fine companies
to form a tools & equipment powerhouse!



Why the change?


Greater buying power. A wider distribution network. And a more comprehensive range of quality products. By consolidating our efforts, we create opportunities to reduce costs and increase value! Ultimately, this value is passed onto our customers, with tools that effectively boost industry productivity!


Simplified processes. Faster turnaround times. A consistently reliable delivery service. By integrating our functions we fast-track our ability to provide a hassle-free customer experience. Ultimately, when we’re streamlining the procurement of effective tools, we’re truly equipping industry for success!


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Okuma at EMO Milano 2015

Cutting processes of maximum productivity Okuma is a global leader in CNC machine tools. The full-service provider will demonstrate its impressive machine line-up at the EMO Milano 2015 (October 5th-10th 2015, hall 9 stand D16 E15). Okuma exhibits high-performance machines from its entire product range and smart components in Milan. Visitors will…

The future in better focus

A positive air is immediately apparent at 600 UK’s reconfigured and refurbished Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire facility (01924 415000), where Colchester and Harrison lathes, as well as Pratt Burnerd workholding products, are manufactured, assembled, supplied and supported. It’s been a torrid few years for the country’s only remaining machine tool maker…

600 UK takes new 3-Axis Harrison Alpha lathe to EMO 2015

600 UK will exhibit their recently launched, C-axis addition to the Alpha CNC combination lathe – the NEW Harrison Alpha XC at EMO 2015, in Milan, Italy on Stand C33 in Hall 5, from 5 to 10 October 2015. The benchmark Harrison Alpha range celebrates its 20th anniversary this year,…

Oak Engineering – Building on strengths established from a work-hard ethic

Oak Engineering – Building on strengths established from a work-hard ethic In 1981, with great anticipation, Brian Gardner opened Oak Engineering in a small room at the back of a café in Germiston, Gauteng, with only a single second hand conventional Colchester lathe and a Bridgeport mill. Now, 34 years…