Denford Limited – a traditionally based UK Manufacturer of CAD/CAM Machines and Technology

Denford Limited has a proud history as a British based manufacturer and is steeped in the tradition of engineering and the manufacture of CNC machine tools.

“Denford Small Tools” was founded in Brighouse by Horace Denford in the years before World War Two. The company manufactured a range of engineering inspection and measuring equipment and tool holders.

Denford moved part of their manufacturing operation to Box Tree Mills in Wheatley, Halifax, in the closing years of the war. Having set up in the “Box Mill” plant, a new company named “Denford Machine Tools” was created, and manufacture started of two small precision bench lathes branded “Box-Ford”. These machines were offered for sale at a suggested price of around £175, and had a production run in excess of 400 units!

In 1952 Denford moved their manufacturing operation to Birds Royd, Brighouse, and by the end of the 1950’s, they were manufacturing a variety of metal and wood turning lathes, tool sharpening equipment, grinders and polishers.

In December 2010 Denford Limited moved to a new purpose-designed 18,500 sq ft facility at Armytage Road, Brighouse.  The new premises incorporate the company’s manufacturing facilities, including 3,200 sq ft of office space, as well as a dedicated showroom, demonstration and training facility.

In recent times, Denford has expanded its product range to include the design and manufacture of a comprehensive range of CNC mills, lathes and routers which have been specifically designed for education.  Denford machines are a familiar fixture in Design and Technology and Engineering laboratories around the world.

New product development continues as a key strategy for Denford Limited, and as confirmation of this, Denford products are constantly being updated, keeping the traditions of design and manufacture firmly based in Brighouse, West Yorkshire.

What we do at Denford

By tailoring our products to meet the ever-changing demands of schools, colleges, universities and training establishments we have been able to lead the field for over 50 years.

With manufacturing facilities in the UK, Denford retain the best traditions of British machine tool design and have a well deserved reputation for quality and technological excellence. With exports to over 80 countries, Denford products are used and acclaimed by leading training establishments throughout the world.

The Denford Mission Statement

“Denford are committed to providing quality, innovative and reliable technological solutions to support the education and training needs of current and future generations.”

Denford products span the complete learning spectrum: from unique multimedia software and easy-to-use CAD/CAM packages for teaching the principles of design and manufacture, through to CNC Milling Machines, CNC Lathes, CNC Routers, Rapid Prototyping and Laser Cutting / Engraving machines enabling the teaching of complex engineering concepts and manufacturing techniques.

As ‘Proud Founders and Sponsors’ of several unique educational projects including the “F1 in Schools Technology Challenge”, the “Land Rover 4×4 in Schools Challenge” and the “Jaguar Primary School Challenge”, Denford aim to provide ‘total packages’ to education, incorporating the highest level of technical assistance in terms of hardware, software, training and curriculum support materials.