About us

Premier - Simtek

 Who we are ?

Premier Form Tools Ltd are specialist cutting tool designers and manufacturers who have been supplying high quality thread milling tools, single point threading inserts, grooving & groove milling tools and inserts, slotting tools, form tools and special tooling to customers and major carbide cutting tool companies for almost forty years.
Since 2004, Premier have also been authorised UK distributors for SIMTEK Pr├Ązisionswerkzeuge GmbH based in Mossingen, Germany who are dedicated to developing, producing and selling high performance carbide tools for metalworking.

Premier Form Tools Ltd Factory

  A Brief History

Premier Form Tools began trading in the summer of 1984 from the back of a small industrial unit in Leafield, Wiltshire with a single Wickman Optical Profile Grinder. Building on a solid base of high quality products, quick deliveries, and first class customer service, managing partner Roger Sprules was soon relocating the company to larger premises in Melksham where he was able to invest in more machinery and equipment. Following further growth, Premier moved into its current purpose build facility in 1997, where the programme of reinvestment still continues


 Our machinery

3 x Schneeberger 5axis CNC grinding centres

1 x Saacke 4axis CNC grinding machine

3 x Mitsubishi FX10K wire cutting machines

1 x Hardinge VMC1000 II 5axis CNC machining centre

1 x Tykma minilase laser engraving machine

5 x Wickman optical profile grinding machines

2 x Ewag RS10 radius tangent grinding machines

1 x Christen drill point grinding machine

3 x Cincinnati No 2 manual tool & cutter grinding machines with full tooling

Cylindrical, centreless & surface grinding machines

Extensive creep feed grinding capacity 

1 x Gerber edge preparation machine

1 x Turret milling machines with digital readout 

1 x Colchester Triumph 2000 centre lathe with digital readout 

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Registered Office: The Old Post Office, 41 - 43 Market Place, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 3HR, United Kingdom 

Registered in England & Wales with Reg No: 08174726