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This month saw the installation of our first 4-axis machining centre at our Leek workshop

We are pleased to announce the installation of our first 4-axis machining centre at our factory in Leek, Staffordshire. The XYZ 750 LR machine was installed in May 2019 and will step up our CNC machining capabilities, increasing opportunities in our UK markets. The 750 LR machine will be used to machine a range of high …


We’re hiring – Gear Cutting Specialist

We are looking for a highly motivated, experienced Gear Cutter to join our team. You will need to demonstrate you meet the following criteria:- – Setting and operating Gear Shapers for Spurs/Sprockets/Special Forms – Setting and operating Gear Hobbers for Spurs/Sprockets/Helicals/Wormwheels – Setting and operating Bevel Cutting machines for straight tooth bevels – Setting and …


Our gear cutting machines at work

Cutting a worm wheel on a Tos OF10, a bevel on a Gleason and a straight cut gear ring on a Sunderland 19. Gear cutting from Sam Slimak on Vimeo.


Transforming Classic British Motorcycles

At Charles Leek we manufacture high quality motorcycle gears for one of our customers in France, Alton. Our specialised gears are used to create bespoke and complex conversion kits, enabling the electric start of the engine on Norton or Velocette motorbikes, which would need a traditional kick start otherwise. Classic bike enthusiasts around the world …


The Knife – Heathrow Terminal 2

Charles Leek and Sons are delighted to have manufactured worms, worm wheels and gears for Rob Higgs’ latest mechanical sculpture, The Knife, commissioned by Heston Blumenthal for his Perfectionists’ Café at Heathrow Terminal 2. Charles Leek and Sons also supplied gears for one of Rob’s previous works, The Corkscrew. We think you’ll agree, they are …


Roger Dibnah joins the Charles Leek team

We’re delighted to welcome our newest team member, Roger Dibnah, to the Charles Leek team! Roger joined us in February, bringing with him his expertise in milling and turning. On top of his work in these areas, he’s also being trained as a Gearcutter, which will help us take our well-established gearcutting expertise into the next …