Thame History

Thame Workholding is the trading name for Thame Engineering Company Limited, a company which can trace its roots back to 1946 when Thame Engineering Company (Oxon) Limited was founded in Thame, Oxfordshire, with its core business of toolmaking and sub-contracting. A range of soft jaws was introduced after the Company was incorporated in the 1950s and this has developed and grown into one of the most comprehensive ranges of all types of chuck jaws in the world, being easily identified by the distinctive trademarked TEC diamond.

During the late 80’s the Company relocated to its current site in Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire where the well-equipped 12,000 square feet facility houses 3, 4 and 5 axis machine tools with multi-pallet and automated loading for unmanned machining. This modern facility is supported by CMM inspection, 3D CAD and CAM modelling and other workshop equipment.

Under the guidance of its directors and dedicated team, Thame has developed into a leading international provider of workholding solutions for all types of machining in both standard and special applications with a high proportion of products being designed and manufactured in-house. In addition, a range of high quality, innovative products from companies including HWR Spanntechnik, Witte Barskamp, Samchully, Rotor Tool and AirVise are supplied on an exclusive UK agency basis.

Thame Workholding is accredited to Quality Standard ISO 9001:2015 with the scope of design, manufacture, assembly, supply and maintenance of workholding equipment, and has been with accredited with the collective Made in Britain mark for all chuck jaws and special workholding designs.

As a workholding solution provider, Thame Workholding has the resources to offer either standard products from stock or bespoke design and manufacturing services to create the optimum solution to solve most workholding needs.