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Craft Machine Tools


1 Hamburg Road
Apex Industrial Site, Benoni
Gauteng, South Africa
Tel: +27 (11) 845 2030/1/2/3
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Company Profile
Established in 1988 as part of the original growth plan of Thompson Machinery, a company founded in 1971 and boasting a successful and reputable reputation in used machine tools.
Today Thompson Machinery is known as Thompson Machine Tools, and is the parent company of the Thompson Machine Tool Group with a combined machine tool experience of over 40 years.
Presently the dominant force within the group, Craft Machine Tools is an importer of new engineering machine tools and positions itself both within the metal forming and cutting and metal removal market segments. In keeping with its parent Company’s heritage Craft Machine Tools procures a diverse range of products catering for those looking to purchase sophisticated high-tech production units to those needing a more entry-level solution.
Craft Machine Tools’ comprehensive range of machine tools covers most manufacturing requirements, and even if it’s not a regular stock item, they will import the correct machine to suit your needs.
At the higher end of the market Craft Machine Tools is the sole representative for Haco, Vanad machine tools and Feeler. Haco is a Belgium manufacturer of quality CNC sheet metal machinery including press brakes, guillotines, rolls and ironworkers. Haco has been manufacturing equipment for over 47 years and have used this experience to ensure the best price-to-quality ratio found anywhere.
Vanad is a Czech Republic manufacturer that specializes in the latest modern production technologies in CNC plasma, oxy-flame and fiber laser cutting supported by Hypertherm power sources. When purchasing a Vanad product you are in essence purchasing higher consistency, greater dynamics and maximum accuracy.
Feeler is a leading Taiwanese manufacturer of CNC machine tools, including turning centres, vertical machining centres and double column machining centres. Through their state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities Feeler have earned a world-class reputation for product excellence and reliability.
On the entry level end of the market Craft Machine Tools imports an array of “Craft Branded” conventional machine tools from Taiwan and China including centre lathes, band saws, turret mills, radial arm drills, surface grinders, press brakes and guillotines. For those clients wanting to make that initial step into the CNC arena Craft Machine Tools offers a reliable entry level CNC turning centre and machining centre.
In completing their offering Craft Machine Tools is directly associated with a sister company Interprovince Engineering Supplies (IES), a supplier of quality machine tool accessories.
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