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Abbey Industrial Solutions is an established distributer of Atlas Copco products and is the first UK supplier to achieve £1 million worth of sales for the market leading tool maker

Abbey’s experience of selling and maintaining industrial tools and consumables has earned the family business an enviable reputation in the marketplace.

Renown for innovation and excellent service standards, Director, Josh Stead said: “we are delighted to reach this milestone with Atlas Copco. It represents a long standing partnership and mutual ambitions to supply the highest quality products to our customers.”

Abbey are distributers for a wide range of industrial equipment, supplying a number of well known brands and providing after sales care and servicing. Focussing their expertise in supplying intelligent tooling solutions to the industry has seen the business grow in terms of sales and diversity. Abbey’s contracts range from aerospace to construction and include international partnerships as well as taking care of local businesses.

For more information on sales, servicing or advanced fastening, call 01924 224240 or email us at

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Abbey welcomes ATN

Abbey acquiries ATN Tools

Abbey Industrial Solutions is pleased to announce the acquisition of Preston-based industrial tool company, ATN Tools.

The move forms part of Abbey’s strategy to significantly grow its presence in the North West, and will see businesses in the region benefit from an expanded tooling range and service offering.  The acquisition takes Abbey’s turnover to in excess of £5M with the business employing 40 staff and are now undergoing a recruitment drive to grow the business even further.

Both ATN and Abbey will complement one another as they cross sell products and services to the other’s customer bases, and from October 2016, ATN will rebrand as Abbey.

The acquisition marks a period of growth for Abbey and will enable ATN’s clients to benefit from the high level of resources the business has invested in over recent years.  Such as a state-of-the-art service centre, ensuring high quality tool repair with fast turnaround times, strong back office infrastructure and wide choice through their best-of-breed manufacturer partnerships.

Chris Stead, Managing Director of Abbey, is delighted with the deal. He said: “I’m over the moon, with plenty of synergy between the two businesses they were a natural fit for us.  What attracted us to ATN was their extremely innovative approach and strong product range.  They have built an excellent reputation in the market and this acquisition provides diversification for our business and helps us to continue to build on our knowledge base.  We are looking forward to combining the best of both companies to offer customers more choice and an all round better experience.”

Stephen Robinson of ATN Tools commented: “This acquisition offers huge potential for ATN to continue to grow and develop as part of a much larger business. We’re looking forward to working with Abbey and continuing to offer businesses in the North West best-in-class industrial power tool solutions.”

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Abbey rebrands & launches new website

Abbey launches new website

Abbey are pleased to announce the launch of refreshed branding and a revised online presence with a new website.

New Abbey website

The update takes the existing branding and logo and gives it a refreshed, clean and modern new look. The new logo and new design have been rolled out across the website, offline collateral and social media collateral for consistency across the business.


A key advantage of this branding update is that we have aligned the colour scheme across our four key business areas – industrial sales, service and repair, health & safety guidance and technical support.

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Abbey drives growth with new recruits


Abbey, a leading provider of industrial power tools, has made another appointment to the sales team. The new recruit will build upon Abbey’s strong reputation in service and delivery, to explore additional streams of revenue and build upon existing relationships with customers to drive growth.

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Abbey directors celebrate 30 years

abbey team

2016 has marked a pivotal year for Chris Stead, Managing Director and Paul Hadfield, Technical Director. Serving the company for 30 years they decided to celebrate this benchmark and invite staff to a team building day at Hazlewood Castle.

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