RLS Tooling Ltd will this weekend be celebrating 25 years of business. Roger Smith started way back in January 1989 in the garage of his house, and within 3 months he had outgrown the garage and took the plunge with his first factory unit in Staffordshire.
The company has expanded over the last 25 years and now occupies 4 factory units on the industrial site in Cannock, which are now filled with CNC Grinding and Milling machines.
Roger has started his slow down into his retirement, but has a very experienced team following on behind him, with a combined total of over 160 years of experience in manufacturing threading tools. His son Marcus Smith is heading the team into the next phase of expansion. Marcus has a total of 22 years with the company, and his first 14 years were spent on the shop floor gaining valuable product knowledge in the manufacturing process of threading tools. With the addition of 2 new apprentices, the next generation is being groomed as we look forward to supplying the Thread Rolling industry for another 25 years.