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OFFER Perfect boring quality

Spring promotion 2020: Perfect boring quality for £89.00 net

UK / April 2020
Offer ends 30th June 2020

5-part boxed set of machine bits in 5mm to 35mm diameter. Suitable for vertical boring machines, automatic boring machines or portable boring machines.

Mike Trippick retires

More staff celebrate “phenomenal” milestone with Leitz Tooling UK

UK / April 2020

Four more members of Leitz Tooling staff are celebrating 25 years of service. Over the last 5 years, 14 members of Leitz UK staff have marked long service achievements with the company, from 25 to over 40 years. 

Leitz Coronavirus customer advice

Leitz Coronavirus customer advice

UK / March 2020

We have taken extensive safety measures in relation to Covid-19 (Coronavirus) in all areas of the Leitz company and in our sales and service centers. The health of our customers, our business partners and our employees is very important for us. 

Leitz ThermoGrip heat shrink technology

Tool Focus: What you need to know about Heat Shrink technology, and why you need it

UK / January 2020

Leitz Tooling guarantees its ThermoGrip heat shrink chucks for life (or 10,000 shrink fit tool replacements) as well as providing ongoing free shrink fitting of Leitz replacement tools and free balancing every time a ThermoGrip heat shrink tool is resharpened.

Derek Statham

Obituary - Derek Statham

UK / March 2019

Derek Statham, Works and Service Manager at Leitz Tooling UK, passed away on 21st February after a short illness. 

DM Design saves with Leitz

DM Design makes savings whilst maintaining quality with Leitz Tooling

UK / September 2018

It’s good for us that they have a sense of humour; it’s not just a claim that they are the best, they really are.” Jim McBride, factory manager, DM Design. 

Leitz Durham Service Centre

Leitz Tooling new Durham Service Centre
**Saw Service Special Offer - Durham Exclusive**

UK / November 2017

Leitz's new Chilton location serves businesses from sole traders to volume producers from Newcastle-upon-Tyne down to Scarborough, with Sunderland, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough nearby.

Leitz at LIGNA 2017

Leitz Tooling crafts “Solutions in New Dimensions” at Ligna 2017

Germany / June 2017

It was clear from the mammoth LIGNA exhibition in Hanover last month that to meet customer expectations, manufacturers of all scale need faster and more efficient production processes, increased flexibility combined with cost effectiveness, and excellent machining quality. With these demands in mind, the Leitz stand was busy for the entire duration of the week-long show.

Leitz Top 500 award

Leitz receives the Top 500 Family Owned Companies award

Germany / December 2016

The owners of Leitz, Mrs. Monika Brucklacher and. Dr. Cornelia Brucklacher, received the prestigious “Top 500 Family Businesses Award”, presented by the Managing Director of Stiftung Familienunternehmen (Foundation for Family Businesses), Stefan Heidbreder.

Leitz launches ThermoTech Lite

Leitz Tooling launches ThermoTech Window System Lite 

London / Nov 2016

Adding to its range of tooling solutions for A and A+ BFRC energy rated timber window production, Leitz Tooling has launched the “Lite” version of its ThermoTech Window System. 

Dr. Brucklacher

Head of the Leitz Corporate Group and Executive Director of VDMA (Mechanical Engineering Industry Association) ret. Dr. Dieter Brucklacher has died

Germany / September 2016

Prof. h.c. Dr. Dieter Brucklacher, the long-standing Chairman of the Management Board of Leitz GmbH & Co. KG, Oberkochen, passed away on September 27th, 2016 after a short illness at the age of 77.

Leitz shortlisted for W16 exhibitor awards

W16's Elements of Innovation Award shortlist Leitz Tooling three times

London / September 2016

Leitz Tooling is a finalist in W16’s new Elements of Innovation Award. Three of Leitz’s latest developments in tooling have made the shortlist: ProfilCut Q, EdgeExpert and their brand new ThermoTech Lite Window System.

Management change in Leitz Group

Management change in the Leitz Group

Germany / June 2016

As of September 1st, 2016, Jürgen Köppel (53) will become the new Spokesman for the Management of Leitz GmbH & Co. KG, Oberkochen.

Brian Maddox London Marathon

Leitz Tooling’s London Marathoner Brian Maddox raises over £2,000 for children’s charities

London / May 2016

This year Leitz sales manager Brian Maddox trained hard for - and survived - the London Marathon, raising nearly £2,500 for Action Medical Research and Haven House Children’s Hospice.

Leitz at HolzHandwerk 2016

Holz-Handwerk 2016: a great result for Leitz Tooling

London / April 2016

At its Holz-Handwerk booth, Leitz showcased tooling highlights and innovative technologies for window production and solid wood processing.

Leitz and Coastal Part Q

Are you Part Q?

London / April 2016

Leitz Tooling is working with Coastal Joinery Hardware to enable businesses in the trade to easily and effectively become fully Part Q compliant, offering cascade certificates for Leitz Tooling’s High Performance Flush Timber Windows, side and top hung.

Brian Maddox London Marathon

Brian Maddox takes on the London Marathon

London / March 2016

Brian is running the London Marathon for charity on 24th April. And it hurts. Your sponsorship will help Brian feel much better, and go towards two amazing childrens' charities. You could also win an iPad! Read on...

MP praises Leitz Tooling

MP Robert Halfon praises “outstanding” Leitz Tooling 

London / February 2016

In February, MP for Harlow Robert Halfon visited the Leitz Tooling's Harlow-based UK head office to find out more about the company.

Leitz seminar at Kendal College

Latest 'A' Rated Timber Window ThermoTech Window System seminar announced

London / September 2015

Leitz Tooling to hold latest ThermoTech Window System seminar at Kendal College, Cumbria on 28th October.

Leitz present cheque for £3k to Haven House

Leitz Tooling Three Peaks Challenge raises over £5,000 for children’s charities

London / August 2015

In July, on one of the hottest weekends of the year so far, Team Leitz battled gale force weather to complete the Three Peaks Challenge. Joinery manufacturer P D Morgan in Wales wins the £750 prize draw.

Team Leitz in training

Support Team Leitz Three Peaks Children’s Charity Challenge and win £750 worth of tooling*!

London / May 2015

*Equivalent total invoice value of £750, as if to include tax, postage and packing.

Leitz Tooling UK is offering the chance to win £750 worth of tooling* for every £10 donated to their Three Peaks Children’s Charity Challenge.

Leitz at Ligna 2015

Leitz at Ligna 2015

Oberkochen / 09.02.2015

Leitz has big plans for this year’s world-leading trade fair for the forestry and wood industry.

Leitz PlugTec

Leitz PlugTec: See it in action

Oberkochen / 19.01.2015

Almost one year ago, the Leitz PlugTec window joint was introduced at the Holz-Handwerk Fair. Since then it has been well received in the market.

Leitz Tooling Systems Joins WDMA

Leitz Tooling Systems Joins WDMA

Washington, DC  / 06.01.2015

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) in the US announced today that Leitz Tooling Systems is the newest member of the association.

Leitz grows partnership with Sechta-Ries School

Leitz grows partnership with Sechta-Ries School

Oberkochen / 22.12.2014

Leitz and Sechta-Ries School in Unterschneidheim strengthen their educational partnership.

Leitz celebrates 57 employee anniversaries

A true sign of success: Leitz celebrates 57 employee anniversaries

Oberkochen / 16.12.2014

At a ceremony in its Oberkochen headquarters, Leitz honored 57 employees for their years of employment.

Dr. Deiter Brucklacher honored

Dr. Dieter Brucklacher honored with German Mechanical Engineering Award

Oberkochen / 19.11.2014

The former Chairman of the Leitz Group Management Board was honored for his life’s work at the 7th German Mechanical Engineering Summit.

Leitz Tooling at W14

W14 huge success for Leitz Tooling UK

London / 27.10.2014

Leitz Tooling (UK) reports a full stand throughout the duration of the recent four-day long W14 exhibition. “It was a great experience,” said Leitz sales manager Brian Maddox.

Leitz ThermoTech seminar at SCM

Leitz Tooling ThermoTech Window System seminars continue to sell out

London / 24.09.2014

Hosted by SCM Group (UK) in Nottingham in September, the latest in Leitz Tooling’s national ‘Future-proof timber window production’ seminar tour was once again fully booked, demonstrating that a simple, efficient and effective tooling solution along with up-to-date information on ‘A’ energy rated timber window production is in demand.

Leitz branding on leading machines at W14

Leitz’s tooling features across W14

London / 15.09.2014

Leitz Tooling (UK) will feature just some of its extensive range of high quality tooling on stands across W14 - one of the UK’s largest trade exhibitions for furniture and joinery manufacturers.

Leitz Tool Optimisations seminars

Tool Optimisation Seminars shine a light on Leitz Tooling

London / 08.08.2014

Leitz Tooling held a series of Tool Optimisation Seminars and demonstrations its Harlow head office over the summer, including demonstrations of their tooling capabilities on a Holz-Her Dynestic 7516 CNC, kindly donated by Weinig UK for the occasion.

BFRC energy rating certificate

BFRC timber window energy rating licences now available for Leitz ThermoTech Window System

London / 26.06.2014

The British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC) and Leitz Tooling now offer licences for up to 18 different BFRC window designs for products made using Leitz ThermoTech Window System.

For more information, contact:

Phone: 01279 454530
Fax: 01279 454509