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The company was originally formed as Hanson Thorpe Precision Toolmakers Ltd, in 1991 by two partners, Stuart Hanson and Des Thorpe. The vision was to supply highest quality, precision, injection mould tools, competitively priced and delivered on time.

From humble beginnings the company quickly grew and by 1999 employed 12 full time staff and was beginning to outgrow its then premises in Oldham, Lancashire.

In 2004 Hanson Thorpe moved to its current state of the art manufacturing facility in Middleton, Manchester, where it continued to grow, and continually invest in the latest equipment, new technologies, and highly trained professionals.

In 2011 Darren Thomas was promoted to Production Director. Having been with us since almost the start and having managed our manufacture facility for several years it was a natural progression for Darren to move up to directorship level within the company.

In 2015 Stuart Hanson retired and Des Thorpe became Managing Director of the company, running the company alongside fellow Director Darren Thomas.

Also in 2015, after 24 years of business, and following the retirement of Stuart, the decision was taken to rebrand and we became HT Tooling Solutions Ltd.

In 2016 we are celebrating our 25th year in business.