Gray Tools adds machining capacity


January 10, 2017

Hand tools manufacturer Gray Tools Canada, Brampton, Ont., has acquired a new vertical machining centre to strengthen its ability to produce its product domestically. The commissioning of the equipment was the final step in a nearly 18-month process that involved countless hours of study, evaluation, and consultation.

“It was a long and sometimes frustrating process; however, now that the equipment has been installed and is producing tools being sold worldwide, I am extremely proud and pleased because of what it represents to Gray Tools, its customers, and Canadian manufacturing as a whole," said Paul Dean, vice president of operations.

Elliott Matsuura, Oakville, Ont., was chosen to help Gray Tools with its proof of machining concept, equipment identification, cycle time refinement, and tooling build and integration.

“… this represents a significant strategic investment for us. The new machinery will be instrumental in manufacturing products such as large combination, striking face, and strike-free wrenches. Its implementation will deliver improved product quality, shorter lead times, mark an important internal shift towards advanced manufacturing, and enhance the company’s competitiveness in the marketplace,” said President Gary Nuttall.