Shaped by our experience

We have a long and illustrious heritage in making 3D machines for the education market based upon our longstanding principals of providing the best quality technology – built to last a lifetime.

Where it all started

Where it all started

Established in Halifax, West Yorkshire, during World War II, Boxford began by producing small lathes for toolmakers, model makers, schools and colleges in 1946 – making us the oldest established manufacturer of machine tools for training in the UK.

Demand for the firm’s early lathes came mainly from education establishments as the teaching of metalwork grew in popularity. But Boxford built on its initial success by developing better lathes and expanding their range into milling machines, drills, shapers, and grinders.

For the past 35 years Boxford has also been supplying the latest computer
numerical control (CNC) machines to industry, education and training colleges all over the world.

Our recent success allowed us to create a purpose built facility in 2012 – housing the development and production of full precision machined parts, sheet metal fabrication, assembly, electronics and software development under one roof.

To date, more than 60,000 Boxford machines have been supplied to colleges, schools and business in 200 countries across the globe.

Our enduring principles

Our enduring principles

With more than 70 years’ experience, Boxford has built a reputation of providing high quality, reliable, value for money machines to all our customers.

We’ve achieved this largely through our unique company structure, which believes in the importance of keeping all development, engineering and manufacturing on one site, and has allowed us to remain 100 per cent in control of every aspect of our operation. We’re proud that all our 3D machinery is British built.

Customer service that is second to none

Customer service that is second to none

We employ only the highest quality craftsmen and engineers, who are focused on innovation and work closely with industry, keeping our machines at the cutting edge of new technology.

We believe in building lasting relationships with our clients and employ a team of dedicated, after sales customer service agents who are always on hand to offer good, honest advice and ensure our customers get the most out of their machines.