About Us


HERONSTONE ENGINEERING T/A HARLECH TOOLS

Harlech Tools specializes in the manufacturing of high precision engineered components for almost all branches of industry, continually updating machining capabilities to maintain accuracy, quality, production efficiency and cost effectiveness, and to keep pace with the increasingly more stringent requirements of modern technology.

In line with this policy, the company has invested in the latest CNC precision machines and electronic inspection equipment to ensure that it is able to guarantee that all contracts are delivered on schedule, at the right price, and to the highest standard.

 

Company History

The Harlech Tool & Engineering Company is a privately owned family business established in 1962, a very small but well respected engineering workshop in Landore, Swansea. Manufacturing cheap turned and pressed components, tooling and assemblies to a very high standard.
Following the retirement of Mr. Watkins Senior in 1991, Steve his son, started to take the Company in a new and challenging direction, outgrowing the premises and moving to the present site in The Swansea Valley in 1994.
Growth and new customer demands in 1998 required additional space and a new building to accommodate our expanding Press Shop and Assembly Department. In 2008 Harlech Tool and Engineering Company became Heronstone Engineering LTD T/A Harlech Tools to become totally distinct and separate from Heronstone Holiday Retreat.
We originally gained ISO 9002 certification in 2002 and continue our ISO compliance gaining ISO9001 (2008) and lately (2015) in 2018.
Our Company continues to expand and grow using the very latest machine tools and equipment with the family ties ever present in the form of Steve’s sons Josh and Sam integrating into the team of highly skilled engineers.