Welcome to Howcroft

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We are pleased to introduce ourselves to the "Made in" community. Hopefully Howcroft Group Ltd brings added benefits to the group where we can help each other grow.

Howcroft first opened its doors for trade in December 1998 by Allan Howcroft and quickly began receiving acclaim after winning the Shell LiveWire Best Young Business award in the Yorkshire region after only 1 full year in trade.  Allan quickly drove the company forward becoming one of the favoured suppliers of Industrial and MRO supplies in the region and becoming an elected member to the EPTDA (European Power Transmission Distributors Association) in 2001. This enabling Howcroft to supply market leading industrial parts from all around the World, strengthening our reputation among our large customer base. Howcroft was once again the recipient of a Shell LiveWire award but this time for Best Service Provider in the Yorkshire region. An award which set the foundation for our company philosophy of Quality – Value - Service.

By 2005 Howcroft had grown enough to warrant a move into larger premises in Goldthorpe which opened the doorway for manufacturers such as Cooper Roller Bearings to approach us and form a formidable relationship in distribution.  Howcroft soon became one of the largest stockists of Cooper Roller Bearings, plus the sole bearing and power transmissions supplier to UK Coal until the industry closure in 2015.

In 2012 Howcroft relocated to the popular industrial and business area of Manvers, Rotherham, reinforcing our position as one of the leading independent MRO suppliers in South Yorkshire.  This also allowed us to increase our stock holding, improving our efficiency and response times, with same day delivery available on thousands of engineering spares and MRO products, within our region.  As we stand Howcroft boast many strong relationships and stockholdings from our suppliers, World leading brands such as, Diamond Chain, SKF Cooper Bearings, Gates Belts, NTN-SNR Bearings, WEG Motors, Radicon Gearboxes, Fristam Pumps, Rexnord, KTR and Flender couplings to mention but a few.

The Howcroft Group are suppliers of:   Bearings, Power Transmissions Including All Drives Systems Such As (Belt & Chain, Motors, Gearbox, Automation & Direct), Couplings, Pumps, Pneumatics & Filtration, Lubrication, Oils & Greases, PPE, Tools, All Maintenance/Workshop Consumables and All Engineering Work Including General Fabrication/Repairs

At Howcroft we also have our own technical department offering other unique services, which allows us to stand out of the crowd against other competitors. Our group is not just made up from engineering & MRO, even though that is our main strength. We also have a printing and embroidery side in JJ Leisure which offers all personalised goods, from work wear to stationary. You can count on the Howcroft Group Ltd to drive industry forward.