Acquisition strengthens Erodex Groups market leading position as supplier to UK EDM industry

Halesowen based Erodex Group has announced the 100% acquisition of Toolmaker Supplies Limited (TMS) in a move that further strengthens its’ position as the UK market leader for EDM wire, wear parts and consumables.

Founded in 2002, Toolmaker Supplies Limited was an independent stockist and supplier of Wire EDM Spare Parts and Consumables in the UK.

The business is now trading under the Erodex brand and operating from the Erodex UK HQ in Halesowen.

Several sales personnel from TMS have joined the Erodex team and will continue to support TMS’ customers with their EDM product requirements.

The move also makes the Erodex Group the largest distributor of all brass and coated EDM wires in the UK, as well as the largest distributor of wear parts for all EDM machine makes.

Erodex has enjoyed a strong working relationship with manufacturers, Bedra (Berkenhoff) for many years, introducing many next generation coated wire products to the UK under exclusive agreements.

This includes the 2019 launch of the fastest EDM speed wire available in the UK, gapstar ONE and subsequently in 2020 Betterbrass, the world’s fastest brass wire.

Erodex are uniquely positioned to provide the UK’s most comprehensive range of EDM wire for all Wire EDM needs and for any application. Erodex engineers work closely with customers to ensure optimum performance is achieved.

Erodex Director Steve Rolinson comments: “Erodex are delighted to have acquired TMS to further strengthen our position as market leader in the UK for EDM wire, wear parts and consumables.

“Like Erodex, TMS had developed a strong reputation over many years for the quality of its service and breadth of product range servicing the EDM industry. This level of synergy with our core values ensured that acquiring the trade and assets of the company made complete sense and has ensured for a swift integration”.