Colchester Lathes Profile
Colchester Lathes have been designing and manufacturing high precision lathes since 1897, firstly in Colchester, Essex, but now at their factory in Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire and have a proud and illustrious heritage in both manual lathe and CNC Turning Centre production.
Colchester have one of the most iconic ranges of centre lathes, in the world today - from the entry-level Student geared head lathe to the Master, Triumph, Mascot, Mastiff and Magnum variable speed centre lathes.
In the field of CNC turning centres, the Colchester Tornado also has a worldwide reputation for high quality, high precision production CNC machines in 2 and 3-axis variations.
Throughout the world, apprentices and engineers have trained on Colchester manual lathes while production, toolroom and maintenance departments have used Colchester conventional machines as the bedrock of their turning capability.
All Colchester lathes and turning centres are built to withstand rugged, heavy duty use, while at the same time, are capable of very fine precision turning. They are renown worldwide to give years of outstanding service, requiring the absolute minimum of maintenance.