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Sprint Tool and Die Ltd History


Sprint Tool and Die was set up in 1989, by Ian Amos. He had served his apprenticeship in a large Toolmakers in the West Midlands. Ian identified a niche market and formed Sprint in 1989 –  British high quality tooling, delivered on time.2016-04-16 11.07.26

A loyal workforce and constant investment in modern technology has seen the company steadily grow and secure the reputation as one of the country’s most respected toolmakers.

An invitation to share the premises of the prestigious Polymer Training organisation instigated the move to the share their premises in 2005.

Sprint Tool and Die Ltd :: Tools for Die Cast and Moulds for Plastic Injection (Inside)Expansion and significant investment in 2015 saw the refurbishment and relocation to our present premises, adjacent to the motorway network – a self-contained unit with potential for future growth.

The involvement from initial concept to full production tooling ensures a smooth flowing project, delivered on time and within budget.

The on-line project management system enables clients to view the progress of their project.    Tool trials are available for tool testing and verification.

After Sales Service – modifications and repairs, routine maintenance or breakdowns are handled promptly and efficiently.

Voted as Supplier Partnership – Toolmaker of the Year 2013, Sprint Tool and Die worked closely with Ricoh UK Products to design a concept which drastically reduced wastage, speeded up cycle times and resulted in impressive cost-savings.   Sprint’s design attracted further work from Ricoh USA and Ricoh Japan, thus improving UK GDP too!

Toolmaker of the Year 2014 was awarded for a component design which was PIA 2011 logorevolutionary in its approach.  Previous attempts by  Japanese toolmakers had failed to solve the problem of delicate components becoming malformed or damaged.  Sprint Tool and Die’s design utilised piggy-back slides, which resulted in the company making massive annual savings.

PIA 2011 logo

Nominated as Finalists in 2016, Sprint Tool and Die demonstrated “thinking outside the box” to ensure that test-tube like packaging was consistently produced, to meet exacting criteria, so as to ensure all 8 impressions would mould perfectly straight, rather than slightly curved.  Sprint utilised a core retaining piston and pin, which was activated pneumatically, to achieve consistently impressive results.

UKTA – Tooling Alliance

Sprint Tool and Die are members of the UKTA, the purpose of which is to take on large suites of tooling, to be manufactured within the UK by prestigious vetted members of the GTMA, in order to retain production within the UK.


GTMA is a UK-based trade association representing leading companies in precision engineering, rapid product development, toolmaking, tooling technologies, metrology and other critical manufacturing related products and services.