4 May 2021

50 years old this year

Specac Ltd is 50 years old this year. What started in a lock-up garage in South East London in 1971 has progressed to a brand new, purpose-built facility, just three miles down the road in Orpington. 

You can read our full history here …….


Along the way, a wide range of high specification, high quality accessories have been designed and manufactured in-house. The company offers over 1,000 different parts, some of which have been launched in the last year, such as The Arrow, while others, like the 15T Manual press and the 13mm die look pretty much the same as they did more than 30 years ago. And they still work!

We have grown from a handful of staff and are currently around 80 people with offices in the USA, China and Singapore.  People are very important to us and we are investing in our staff all the time from apprenticeships to degree and MBA qualifications.

We are also launching a new ‘Academy’ section to the website shortly. If you want to know more click here

When it can, the company plans to celebrate its birthday properly, saying thank you to colleagues, their families, ex-employees and a wide range of stakeholders, partners and friends of the business.

Here’s to the next 50 years of helping to make the world a better place.