Established in 2001 we can draw on our years of experience to assist you in all aspects of tooling manufacture.
HCM was started in 2001 by Mike Yates and Mike Bettam, two well respected stalwarts of the engineering industry each with over 50 years of experience behind them. They saw the need for high quality, reasonably priced tooling and decided the best way to facilitate this was by going to Hong Kong & China, where over the last 20 years they have cultivated a solid base of trusted toolmakers and suppliers.
Two offices in the UK, serving the Northeast and Midlands, further offices within China, The Netherlands and Germany, giving us a good presence in mainland Europe and UK along with on-the-ground support in China.
The Next Generation
After 20 years the two Mikes decided to hand the reins over to the next generation with their children taking up the mantle. Richard Bettam heading up the UK, Dan Yates in the EU and Emma Preston in charge of the financial side. All with over 25 years experience in the industry and long term employees of HCM. The Mikes are still around though and able to offer their great knowledge and advice.