About Gandtrack

Gandtrack Ltd is a market leader in the design and manufacture of specialist cutting tools for the Aerospace industry. Since 1981 we’ve been supplying high quality drills, reamers, routers and countersinks to a variety of specialist markets. We supply high quality tooling for composite cutting applications to specification with a focus on innovation and quality.

From our manufacturing site and Head Office in Oldham, Lancashire, UK we design and manufacture cutting tools for distribution to the UK, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, India, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates.


Our specialist cutting tools can be used in a wide number of applications and are purchased across a broad range of industries. These include;

  • Commercial Aerospace
  • Motor Racing
  • Military Aerospace
  • Maritime
  • Specialist Engineering

Our Aerospace customers include Aircelle, Spirit Aero Systems and BAE Systems. We have created a sustained partnership with these businesses to achieve mutually beneficial long-term relationships. We offer technical support and advice to our customers on tool application and how to get the best from our tools.

Gandtrack Ltd also re-grind, re-work and recoat existing cutting tools. As well as doing this for the UK market, we have expanded our business plan to include Gandtrack Asia, which was set up in 2008 to support our services in Malaysia and across Asia..

High Standards

Knowledge and experience are fundamental in our industry. Over the last 30 years we have developed a culture of continuous development and re-investment to make our production methods more efficient, obtain the highest standards of tooling and keep prices low.

We have invested heavily in our working systems, our manufacturing plant and machinery, our software packages and our staff to ensure that our products, processes and customer service are second to none. We use the latest technology, employ the highest inspection methods and we are ISO9001 and AS9100 accredited.

Company History

Throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s, our main customers were the BAE sites at Warton, Salmesbury and Strand road. We were contracted to supply cutting tools for their composite development programme the EAP project, now of course known as the European Fighter Typhoon. We also supplied the first tooling package for the wing manufacture. During the same period we also used this technology in Aircelle, formally known as Lucas Aerospace.

We supply tooling for the machining of composite materials to a number of companies worldwide, including HAL, NAL and Isro in India, Terma in Denmark, CTRM and Spirit Subang Malaysia, Spirit Prestwick and BAE Systems (Warton and Woodford sites). We were also involved in developing tooling for the L.C.A project India.


Gandtrack has always endeavoured never to sacrifice quality in its products, investing heavily in new technologies and machine software in production and inspection. Our aim is to supply superior products with the right geometry for the materials being used. This ensures longer lasting cutting tools, which produce the best quality finish and the highest quality products.


The Walters Heli-Toolcheck 3C is employed at Gandtrack Ltd to achieve high accuracy in Metrology Technology. In conjunction with the metal processing industry, Aerospace engineering or Automotive manufacturing, in times of ever increasing demands on tool precision and productivity, we also see a sharp rise in the requirements on the measuring technology employed. We are capable in documenting accuracies in accordance with AS9100, ISO9001 and QS900. With this technology you can have the confidence that we can manufacture conformed, high quality bespoke tools to the quantities you require.

Key Personnel

  • Brian Hirst (Managing Director)
  • Graham Hirst (Director)
  • Tony Kershaw (Director)
  • Adrian Jones (Technical Engineer)
  • Andy Cooper (Workshop Manager)

Our team have vast experience in delivering effective solutions in cutting tool applications and tool management. We are proud to be a market leader and will suggest alternative methods in tool design where we can see benefits.

For further information contact us on 0161 627 2627 or email sales@gandtrack.com

Gandtrack composite cutting tools are born from a 35 year pedigree of composite cutting experience in the aerospace, marine and auto sport experience. They are fully Quality Assured and made in the UK to the highest standards available.
Unfortunately, cheap imitations bearing the Gandtrack logo have recently appeared in South East Asia, and now Europe. Please ensure you source from a reliable source and if you have any doubts, please let us know via our contact form immediately.