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Dormer Tools celebrates 100 years in September

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Dormer Tools completes 100 years in September.

Beginning as The Sheffield Twist Drill Co. on 4 September 1913, the engineering giant operates a network of subsidiaries today in 25 countries across the world. From its inception to the present day, the Dormer name remains synonymous with developments at the leading edge of cutting tool design and production technology.

Dormer has adopted the slogan ‘Your trusted partner since 1913’ for its centenary year to showcase the company’s reputation in the industry. Several activities are being held during the year to mark the anniversary. 

Memorabilia and artefacts from the company’s history have been collated at Dormer’s UK site at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in South Yorkshire, including items donated from the prestigious Ken Hawley Collection in Sheffield. 

The items are currently on display as part of the new-look training room, where new and experienced engineers can review the evolving development of cutting tools.  

A new centenary website, www.Dormer100.com has also been set up and will feature news and images of celebrations by Dormer employees and customers around the globe, alongside archive images and footage. A new corporate video is also being created, including a specific feature on the centenary. This follows the discovery of archive footage from Dormer UK in 1960s and 70s at the Yorkshire Film Archive. 

According to John O’Donoghue, managing director of Dormer Tools UK, it is important to celebrate and recognise a centenary of achievements and developments at Dormer. The company is however also keen to look ahead at the next 100 years. 

Dormer will be attending the EMO World Trade Fair for Machine Tools and Metalworking in Hanover, Germany in September. 

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