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About Us and our Engineering History

Spindle Services Ltd is one of the country's leading precision engineering businesses specialising in the manufacture and refurbishment of machine tool spindles.

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In 2015 Spindle Services celebrated 25 years of producing high quality machine tool parts, however, our engineering history goes back a lot more than that...

In 1952 Eaves and Washbourne Limited was formed to serve the ever increasing need for precision ground parts in the UK Engineering market. Soon they were being asked to process many 'round and ground' spindle type components.

In 1965 Eaves and Washbourne Limited linked up with Parker Majestic of Detroit, USA to manufacture and market Parker Majestic's range of world-renowned precision grinding machines and their full precision spindle range within the UK.

By the mid-1970's business was booming and a new company was formed to concentrate on the spindle and grinding machine markets - Associated Machines and Tools Limited (AMT).

By the mid 1980's AMT were the largest UK manufacturer of precision spindles and machine tool spindles. In 1984 AMT was purchased outright by Parker Majestic who owned it until the company was closed in 1990.

In 1989, Spindle Reconditioning Services Limited was set up with ex-AMT employees. This was added to the existing Eaves group of companies consisting of Eaves and Washbourne, CMR Engineering Limited, Albion Heat Treatment Limited, Plasma Coated Surfaces Limited and Gulson Plating Limited.

By 1990, the Eaves group of businesses had extensive experience and expertise in heat treatment, precision grinding, plasma metal spraying, plating, and spindle manufacture and rebuild capability. These skills were to be the foundation of the business.

Spindle Reconditioning Services continued to grow and renewed ties with Parker Majestic in 1994 with a license agreement to manufacture, repair and refurbish spindles throughout the European engineering arena.

As more and more customers turned to Spindle Reconditioning services to solve their new spindle problems as well as their old ones - the company name was changed in 1997 to Spindle Services Limited to cover all aspects of machine tool spindles.

Also in 1997, Simon Emms joined Spindle Services Ltd as Managing Director, having previously worked for Associated Machines and Tools/ Systematic Drill head and Parker Majestic in Troy, Michigan, USA for several years.

Spindle Services continued to grow into the new millenium and in 2001 moved to new, larger premises on Central City Industrial Estate, Coventry, in the heart of British manufacturing excellence with a wealth of local resources on our door step, growing to rival all its major competitors in the UK.

In 2011 Spindle Services Ltd formed a partnership with Nottinghamshire-based company, Ballscrew Services, growing its ballscrew repair and refurbishment service capabilities and providing a wider range of services to the manufacturing industry across the globe.

From 2012 until the present we have been expanding the in-house machining capacity dramatically, giving us better control over deliveries and improving quality further. We have also been improving our assembly and test facilities with new test equipment to increase our efficiency. We are committed to further investment in plant and machinery going forward.

We continue to grow our overseas customer base, which is a testament to the quality of our work and our staff.

With over 60 years of engineering history and experience behind us, we are now a highly respected international supplier of spindle services. Our highly skilled, time-served, engineers work to exacting degrees of accuracy for a wide and varied customer base, including blue chip companies.

It is over 25 years since Spindle Reconditioning Services Limited was established and today, the spindle services we offer include:

  • Top quality component reclamation systems ensuring return of parts to OEM Standards for CNC spindles, spindle repair, precision bearing assemblies, high speed and high frequency spindles
  • A comprehensive spindle refurbishment to, and in some cases beyond, original specifications, including reconditioning, repair, reclamation and rehabilitation
  • Sub-contract machining services to customers across the whole Engineering spectrum and from all Industries across Europe.
  • Complete machine tool repair and refurbishment
  • Extensive gauging for tooling connection systems
  • An R&D team to undertake consultation, analysis and design on new and existing spindles
  • 24/7 emergency service available with collection and delivery service
  • Download our fast facts PDF on Spindle Repairs from Spindle Services.
  • Download the Spindle Services Ballscrew Services brochure(pdf).

Call us today on +44 (0)24 7663 7771 or email us from the contact us form, to see what we can do for your business. We think you'll be surprised.