The UK’s largest supplier of tooling to the British woodworking industry has opened a brand new tooling service and sales centre near Durham.

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

Bench and site joiners, carpenters, furniture makers and manufacturers across the region can take advantage of the new stand-alone service and sales centre, with on-site servicing offering quick turnaround and fast collection and delivery.

From the new centre near Durham, trade and industry professionals can discover the benefits of having their tools and saw blades serviced and sharpened to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) standards. They can discuss any problems with any tooling or production issues they might be having, and discover the latest in tool innovations including fast set-up, precise and repeatable timber window production with Leitz’s unique energy rated ThermoTech Lite timber window tooling system.

Leitz Tooling UK managing director, Simon Liddell, said: “Opening our new tooling Service Centre near Durham is in direct response to a steady increase in demand for our professional tools and services across the North East region. It gives us a great location to further support local professionals and manufacturers with local on-site servicing as well as tooling consultation, which can help reduce the number of processes, making for more efficient and profitable businesses for our customers.”

Leitz looks forward to welcoming everyone working in the industry across the area to their new home over the coming months to see exactly what they do differently.

All tools from Leitz are safety tested to BS EN 847 standards. The company has service and sales centres covering the whole of the UK, and the Harlow head office is a centre of excellence for diamond tool servicing in the UK.

Leitz is hosting an open house at its new Durham Service Centre on 15th & 16th November.

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