Blackman and White

Our History


1 successful year of application, training and demonstrations for the Blackman & White Demonstration Centre.


This year was a record year for both the range of machines manufactured plus the number of machines our team produced. Thank you to all of the production team for your hard work through the pandemic.


Blackman & White launched the industry-leading Genesis-Z at FESPA 2019 featuring the safety-focused Virtual Fence and groundbreaking ViZeo registration mark scanning technology.


The company celebrated record sales success of it's Orion Cutting Machine, surpassing all other years sales in just 7 months.


In November of this year, we were finalists in the 2016 Amazon Growing Business Awards for export


We were proud to be awarded the Innovation 50 kite mark - this was awarded to the county’s 50 fastest growing and most innovative companies in Essex


Blackman & White Celebrated 50 years of trading, it was half a century ago that Les White and Jack Blackman opened the doors.


The MasterCut Versa-Tech was created to fulfil the needs of the graphics market and features routing and multiple driven knife tool options.


We were shortlisted as finalists in The Manufacturer of the Year Awards for our design and innovation.


We launched our sister website Cutting Resources who focus on selling machine spares and consumables.


The deep blade reciprocating knife cutter is launched for the caravan industry to tackle thick polysterene.


We launched our first abrading head for combined sanding, grinding and knife cutting on a vacuum conveyorised bed.


Our dual gantry combined blade and knife cutter was developed to enable simultaneous knife and laser cutting.


The Genesis Conveyor is born to help customers maximise floor space and increase productivity.


Our stringing machine was created for sail makers requiring laminated strung sails.


We launched the first ‘kiss cutting’, multiple tool head cutter, for working with vinyl in the graphics industry.


We launched the first twin-headed simultaneous cut machine for the filtration industry.


We supplied our largest ever MasterCut machine measuring 260 metres long.


Requests from local sail makers led us to design and build the first Orion machine. This floor-mounted unit created the shapes required for sail making quickly and accurately and is the grandfather of today’s Orion range.


We designed laser cutting systems to complement our Orion, Genesis and MasterCut blade cutters.


We designed a two-axis cutting table for our workshop. Launched as our first ever cutter, the AW80 debuted us as a machine tool manufacturer and sold worldwide.


Blackman & White (BW) founded by Les White, an engineer with a special interest in machine tools, and electrical engineer Jack Blackman. (We’re still family-owned. Les’s son Alex is our MD).

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