Over the years, Spear & Jackson’s products have become widely recognized for their heritage and high quality. The Group has expanded through acquisitions and we have also reduced costs by relocating selected manufacturing operations to Asia.
We have three principal divisions engaged in a range of business operations:
• Tools • Precision measurement • Magnetic technologies
We have extended our operations into other territories and now have manufacturing sites, distribution centres and sales offices in key locations around the world.
Our three principal divisions consist of internationally recognized subsidiary companies engaged in a range of business activities.
Each of these divisions operates autonomously within the Group. This autonomy, we believe, encourages management independence, entrepreneurism and ownership. However, we’re also keen to ensure that no rigid divisional barriers exist that would prevent a cross-flow of expertise, skills and ideas where these would benefit the group as a whole. We design, manufacture and assemble products that are sold all over the world.
If there is one word that people associate with Sheffield it is steel. The city (then a mere town) was known for the production of knives in the 14th century, and by 1600 had become the main centre for cutlery manufacture in England. In the 1740s, a form of the crucible steel process was discovered that allowed the manufacture of better quality steel than had previously been available, and this innovation spurred the growth of Sheffield as an industrial town.