Blackman and White

Our History

2018

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

2016

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

2016

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

2014

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

2013

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

2012

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

2012

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

2010

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

2010

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

2009

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

2008

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

2005

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

2004

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

2003
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We launched the first twin-headed simultaneous cut machine for the filtration industry.

2002

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

1994

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.

1995

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

1979

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.

1964

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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