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About Us

Blackman and White have been designing, manufacturing and supplying industry leading cutting machines since 1968.

About Blackman & White

With technology and innovation firmly at our core, Blackman & White offer cutting-edge solutions used by a wide range of companies, from global manufacturers to start-ups.

We are the UK’s only manufacturer of cutting systems, with all machines designed and manufactured from start to finish here at our UK factory. With years of engineering experience, our machines are easily identified for their robust and reliable build quality, which goes hand-in-hand with their record for quickly delivering a return on investment.

Founded in 1964 by engineers Les White and Jack Blackman, Blackman & White (B&W) remains a family-owned company, with design under the helm of John White and the technical innovation being spearheaded by Alex White.

Based in Maldon, Essex, England – in a town where sailing and boating are hugely popular – we were born into the marine industry, yet during the last five decades we have worked with a diverse range of clients in many industries ranging from aerospace to fashion.

We are proud of our engineering heritage which has seen us manufacture a range of high quality machinery which have longevity, and the flexibility of holding multiple combinations of knife, laser and marking tools. Here at Blackman & White we evolve through innovation.

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Meet our team

  • Les


  • Alex

    Managing Director

  • John

    Design Director

  • Matthew

    Commercial Sales Manager

  • Sam

    General Manager

  • Ed

    Technical Support

  • Denise

    Cutting Resources

  • Andy

    Production Supervisor

  • Steve

    Procurement Officer

  • Nick

    Senior Design Engineer

  • Graham

    Machine Shop

  • Kevin

    Machine Shop

  • Jonathan

    Tooling Engineer


We are at the forefront of Innovation, it is at the core of everything that we do, from our extensive R&D schedule to our tailor-made installations. We never stand still – we are always aiming to future-proof our customers’ businesses.

Commitment to support

We cherish our customers and utilise our technical might and product knowledge to ensure our customer service is second to none and maximise the uptime of our machines.

Highest quality

Every one of our machines is built to last using the highest quality parts. Our commitment to quality runs so deep that our skilled engineers manufacture in-house a significant proportion of the parts we use in our cutters.

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