Abwood Machine Tools dates back to a partnership formed by two brothers in the 1920’s in the London suburb of Abbey Wood. Primarily involved with general engineering the business focus turned towards work holding equipment and machine tool manufacture during the 1950’s.

Rapid growth in the manufacturing sector prompted a move to a new factory located in Dartford where high volume production of machine tool vices and surface grinders continued up until a steady decline during the 1980’s which prompted a relocation to a smaller manufacturing facility. During the peak, Abwood Machine Tools produced a variety of models with special emphasise on rotary table surface grinders for the bearing industry and creep feed grinders for the glass industry.

After a number of changes in ownership and company structure, Abwood Machine Tools became part of the Atlanta Trust Ltd group of companies in 2001. The engineering division of the company continues to trade under the name of Abwood Machine Tools with the main focus being on Automated Grinding Equipment for the Solar Industry and special purpose machines to meet the specific needs of customers.


Model SS2Q - Photovoltaics

The SS2Q is the latest offering in the range of automatic grinding machines for the photovoltaic industry from Abwood Machine Tools. The new design is primarily aimed at start up companies with low capital expenditure and low Cost of Ownership figures. The SS2Q retains the ability of other Abwood PV grinders to operate within an automated production environment and includes a handling interface for component exchange with a factory automation ...

Model Creepmaster 7 - Surface Grinding

The Creepmaster 7, available in horizontal or vertical spindle formats, is the award winning range of creepfeed grinding machines from Abwood Machine Tools. Featuring 3 axes as standard with the option of full 5 axis control, the CM7 is will suited to complex aerospace components as it is to simple surface grinding applications. Featuring a synthetic granitan base for superior thermal stability resulting in optimum repeatability of finished ...



As a leading manufacturer of grinding equipment for the photovoltaic industry, Abwood Machine Tools has a catalogue of thousands of machined parts. Abwood is proud that it has the manufacturing equipment to make over 90% of these parts in house. The equipment used to manufacture our own requirements is also available for sub contract machining at competitive rates.

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Energy - Renewable Energy

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