ALCA TOOLS LTD. began trading in July 1974, supplying local engineers with cutting tools and other workshop consumables. Over the years, our business has grown along with our customers and we now have access to more than 500,000 products which we can supply to clients in Kent and around the UK. We have become a major stockist for cutting tools including carbide inserts, drills, taps, and milling tools. These are available in a range of standard, high performance and specialist tooling. Our stocks are one of the best in Kent and the range of products has increased to incorporate almost any product, consumable or otherwise for sub-contract engineers, tool rooms, fabricators, maintenance workshops, production shops and assembly lines.
Long Established Partnerships
We pride ourselves on the service and support we provide to our customers. The reputation we have built over the years has been the key ingredient that has forged strong relationships with customers and suppliers. This makes for a very strong supply chain, something which is crucial in the ever changing business where the latest equipment and tooling can reduce your production and cycle times, saving you money.
“One Stop Shop”
To our customers we have become a “One Stop Shop” where you can purchase fasteners, hand tools, adhesives, abrasives, machinery, lubricants, hand cleaners, and more. Our Herne Bay office houses a large trade counter and shop area for the general public, which has established a reputation for providing tooling to suit varying budgets. ALCA TOOLS LTD offer a daily delivery service all over Kent serviced by our vehicles, also backed up by national and international courier delivery service.
Our supplier base is extensive and offers every brand leader, as well as new innovative manufacturers. We are founder members of the largest buying group in the country and, as such, are able to offer the best terms on brand leader products such as Walter, Horn, Dormer, Sumitomo, Guhring, OSG Fette to name just a few.
As an independent company trading for almost 4 decades, with the additional buying power of a multi million pound buying group (Troy UK), we have an outstanding name in the trade, with not only our suppliers and customers, but also our competitors. No order too small…no order too large. Personal service and technical backup guaranteed.
If you are looking for something that is not listed, it’s not a problem, we have access to over 500,000 items and we couldn’t possibly fit them all on here as the list is ever growing, so feel free to drop us a line or call us and we will do what we can to help supply you the item you need.
Alca Tools LTD Events Timeline
Alca Tools Ltd founded
ALCA TOOLS LTD became Limited
Moved to the Broadway in Herne Bay
Our first export order
Awarded Sandvik Coromant distributorship
Founder member of Troy UK Ltd
Implemented accounts computer system
Partnered Securicor as national courier
Moved to Mortimer Street
20 year anniversary
First barcode system installed
New website launched
First vending machine installed
40 year anniversary
Infrastructure upgrades to cater for wider range of clients
As we look to the future, ALCA TOOLS LTD has embraced technology by utilising mobile technology for sales staff and customers with tool selection (Walter, Dormer, Guhring, Iscar, Kennametal etc…) and stock management tools. From automated barcode managed stores that produce month reports for usage to vending machines that can be accessed 24×7 anywhere in the world via the internet using secure passcodes in a multitude of languages to check inventory and usage.
We are committed in finding the advancements in performance tooling for our customers, so we can reduce cycle times and increase productivity. We are an investor in people and believe in the value of relationships with our suppliers and customers. Together we are strong and when you buy from ALCA TOOLS LTD, you will have a partner in business that will strive for your success.