About Us

As a family run business with more than 70 years of experience in precision tooling, we’re committed to offering the best quality solutions for every client. Discover more about the company’s beginnings and our vision for the future below.

Started in the centre of Stockport, we still occupy the same site today, having expanded over the years to acquire 6 ½ acres in total. The company is still in the family, now in the hands of Mr Gary Rhodes, and the third generation of the family is heavily involved too. With such a personal approach, a strong work ethic and dedication to service and reliability for the customer run through every aspect of the company.

Formed by Mr Edwin Rhodes in 1949, the Manufax and Nelson Tool Group is a leading name in the design, manufacturing, and fabrication of precision-engineered tooling solutions for blue-chip companies, in industries ranging from aerospace and automotive to nuclear power.

Started in the centre of Stockport, we still occupy the same site today, having expanded over the years to acquire 6 ½ acres in total. The company is still in the family, now in the hands of Mr Gary Rhodes, and the third generation of the family is heavily involved too. With such a personal approach, a strong work ethic and dedication to service and reliability for the customer run through every aspect of the company.

Project Portfolio

Guiding System

Container Machining Fixture

MRO Engine Tooling

Vacuum Fixtures

C-Series Aileron 5-Axis Fixture

A220 Barrel Assembly Jig

Testimonials

They were extremely diligent and had a great attitude to getting the job done, whilst accommodating the changing workload in the area around them.

Russel Brodie - Manufacturing Engineer - GKN Aerospace Services

I really appreciate the responsiveness, flexibility and effort demonstrated by all.

Henry Reader - Linear Friction Welding - Rolls Royce

The standard of workmanship is excellent and the feedback I have received throughout the manufacturing process from my guys, who have worked closely with you, has been very complementary .

Paul Kennedy - Head of Manufacturing Engineering - GKN Aerospace Services

Your response, attitude and performance have been an example of how Rolls-Royce would want a supplier to step in and support our business

Dominic Horwood - Chief Customer Officer - Rolls-Royce

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