RJH, like many machine tool companies, owes its origin to the UK textile industry for which Heckmondwike in Yorkshire has been a major centre. The company has manufactured grinding, polishing, and linishing machines for over 70 years. For a long time RJH was known as RJH Engineering, but in 1999 it was acquired by Morrisflex Ltd, a producer of deburring tools and finishing machines. Subsequently the machines division of Morrisflex was transferred to Heckmondwike, and the company was renamed RJH Morrisflex Ltd.
In 2005 the Morrisflex tools business was sold, leaving RJH as an independent private company specialising in machines. In November 2011 the name was changed to RJH Finishing Systems, thereby removing any confusion with the old parent company, “Morrisflex”, and also reflecting the nature of our business more explicitly.
We are a small, friendly company of approximately 20 skilled employees, many of whom have been with us for a long time.
Today RJH manufactures and supplies a wide range of machines for a variety of applications. Our industrial products range from small-scale workshop machinery through to heavy duty machines for continuous production. RJH education products lead the market in grinding, polishing, sanding, drilling and vacuum form trimming and finishing machines for Design and Technology workshops in schools and colleges. Please follow the links above for more information on our extensive product range.
The senior managers at Heckmondwike have a direct equity stake in the company. Graham Minton is the Managing Director. He has a background in marketing and industrial design. Customer service and internal administration is managed by Sara Whitworth, Operations Manager; and John Potts, the Production Manager, is responsible for all aspects of manufacturing and assembly.
The non-executive director, John Gathercole, plays an active role in the business, contributing his particular skill in and design and production engineering.
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