Team Member Of The Month Awarded To Graham For The Second Time In 6 Months! - 22 May 2017
G-Unit Graham wins team member of the month again for April 2017. Graham's consistently positive can do attitude has again been recognised and appreciated by the team at DTC.
It’s easy to see why Graham holds the record for repeatedly winning...
Dust Free Sanding Achieved With New Best Ceramic Net Abrasive Range - 16 May 2017
The unmistakable demand for a greater choice of dust free ceramic sanding solutions has been prevalent in the UK’s finishing industries for quite some time now. Several products are currently available on the market, but they are mostly either...
DIRECT TOOL COMPANY LISTED AS OFFICIAL TOOLING AND CONSUMABLE SUPPLIER FOR GREEN PORT HULL PROJECT - 24 Apr 2017
Having positioned themselves as a specialist supplier to the marine and composite industries Direct Tool Company (better known as DTC) are thrilled to have been selected for the business directory of the momentous Greenport project in Hull.
CLEAR ADVANTAGES DELIVERED BY RAPID DRYING L75 UHS PREMIUM CLEAR COAT LACQUER BY BEST - 19 Apr 2017
Responding to calls from numerous bodyshops across the country for a faster drying and easy to use UHS clear coat lacquer. Direct Tool Company (better known as DTC) have introduced a new BEST product, L75 to the UK market.
Rick Wakeford Wins Team Member Of The Month - 19 Apr 2017
Our very own Sales Director Rick Wakeford took the trophy this time for team member of the month. Having moved into a more supportive role for the sales team, Rick suspects that this may have reemphasised all that he does for the company.
BEST PRIME THE MARKET FOR LATEST PS1 FLEXIBLE PAINT CUP SYSTEM - 31 Mar 2017
Southampton, United Kingdom 31/03/2017: BEST, the new kid on the block in the world of refinishing consumables have just revealed a new flexible paint cup system which eliminates the traditional requirement of additional paint mixing pot and paper filter....
February's Team Member Of The Month Goes To... - 14 Mar 2017
Maria who is one of our more recent additions to the expanding finance team is ecstatic to have won team member of the month for February.
Having joined the DTC team back in October last year Maria has already made a substantial impact on the accounting...
NEW FLEXIBLE SANDING BOARDS FROM FLEXISANDER NOW IN STOCK - 9 Mar 2017
Many of you in the marine finishing industries have heard the buzz surrounding the latest range of finishing boards from Flexisander. The much anticipated products are selling like hot cakes all over the world. Word is spreading about the innovative...
January's Team Member Of The Month - 27 Feb 2017
Jodie who is revelling in her new role as part of the proactive in-house sales support team took the win as team member of the month for January. Jodie started off in the admin department almost 3 years ago where her efficiency and attention to detail...
December's Team Member of the Month - 20 Jan 2017
Head of operations Chris Long took the win for the last month of 2016, what a fantastic way to conclude his 10th glorious year with DTC!
Whilst Chris remains uncertain as to what actions led to the win. I suspect his strong collaborative leadership...
BEST ROLLS OUT NEW HIGH DENSITY STRONG MASKING FILM OFFERING ADVANCED PROTECTION FROM PAINT OVERSPRAY - 20 Jan 2017
BEST Products just brought out a brand new high density extra strong clear masking film designed to offer advanced protection from paint over-spray. The constant struggle with fiddly masking film, frustrating paint shop professionals across the country...
GROWING TOOLS AND CONSUMABLES SUPPLIER DIRECT TOOL COMPANY LAUNCHES NEW INNOVATIVE ONLINE ORDERING PLATFORM DTC HUB - 6 Jan 2017
Southampton, Hampshire 06/01/2017: National supplier of finishing tools and consumables Direct Tool Company, enters a fresh digital era after the successful launch of their innovative online ordering system for growing customer base.
After many years...
November's Team Member of The Month - 19 Dec 2016
Rolf Morton took the crown for November’s team member of the month after exceeding an impressive £100k sales for the month. Although Rolf suspects a lack of competition led to his win, the rest of us know it was very well deserved.
NEW Reusable Racetec R7 ESD Coverall by BEST to revolutionise global PPE for paint shops in 2017 - 14 Dec 2016
With smooth aesthetic styling the sleek silver checked material is complimented with racing red stripes and carbon grey detailing. This conspicuous coverall wouldn’t look out of place in a F1 team’s pit stop and is guaranteed to win the approval...
Desty Marine & DTC Dig Deep for Wave 105 Children’s Charity - 14 Dec 2016
World renowned luxury yacht repair and refit specialist Desty Marine and trusted tools & consumable supplier Direct Tool Company team up to help children in need. After another successful year for both local businesses an exciting assortment of gifts...
COMPOSITE FINISHING SUPPLIER DTC OPENS AEROSPACE ACCOUNTS AFTER FLYING SUCCESS AT ADVANCED ENGINEERING SHOW - 22 Nov 2016
Direct Tool Company are busy finalising contracts to supply high flying aerospace firms with specialist tools and consumables to support their increased use of advanced composite materials.
After an exciting solid 2 days of networking at the recent...
October's Team Member of The Month - 18 Nov 2016
A fairly new addition to the team at DTC Lloyd Russell took the win as Team Member of the month for October thanks to his noticed efforts in modernising the company’s marketing activities.
Always keen to learn more about the business and customers...
DTC EXPANDS COMPETITIVE CONSUMABLE OFFERING FOR COMPOSITE FINISHING MARKETS - 11 Nov 2016
Direct Tool Company (better known as DTC) has had a cracking first 3 quarters after taking on several big new composite customers and so expand their stocked selection of fast moving consumable lines to ensure speedy service.
The dynamic nature of...
SINKING STERLING STEERS SUPPLIER OF MARINE REFINISHING CONSUMABLES DIRECT TOOL COMPANY DEEPER INTO EU - 31 Oct 2016
Direct Tool Company has been quick to take full advantage of the turbulent market and is taking the European marine industry by storm thanks to the plunging British pound. Countless Dutch, French, Spanish and Portuguese businesses have switched to DTC...
Charred Collision Repair Centre Devastated in Fire Catastrophe Turned to Direct Tool Company to douse the flames - 17 Oct 2016
Otterbourne, Winchester 17/10/2016: Williams Garage is the latest accident repair centre to fall victim to fire destruction in the Winchester area. Business owner Peter Whieldon entrusted DTC to put them back on their feet in an emergency recovery project.
All Star America’s Cup Yacht Racing Facility Fit out by Specialist Dust Extraction Firm Direct Tool Company - 30 Sep 2016
Southampton 30th September: Direct Tool Company selected by prestigious America's Cup yacht racing team to supply, install and commission dust extraction and air compression equipment.
The sizeable, busy facility at times can house up to 4 impressive...
Direct Tool Company Soar Ahead: Securing Contracts with International Yacht Racing Teams - 19 Sep 2016
How DTC arose from the shallows supplying small local sailing teams with refinishing consumables to securing six figure contracts with global yacht racing kingpins.
Southampton 19th September: Direct Tool Company Ltd. (better known as DTC) have become...
DTC fit out World Class Composite Manufacturing Training Facility with Bespoke Dust Extraction System - 12 Sep 2016
Direct Tool Company excels in progressive composite manufacturing industry following bespoke dust extraction fit out project for Combined Composite Technologies’ training facility.
Southampton 15th September: Since the highly successful project...
Speedy Scissor Lift Installation Project Lightens the Load for Thriving Truck Maintenance Facility - 2 Sep 2016
Direct Tool Company completes priority project for leading high-end large commercial vehicle maintenance centre
Direct Tool Company procure and install a large drive-through 13 ton commercial vehicle scissor lift complete with two sets of 2.5m approach...
Complex Commercial Spray Booth Project Carried out by Direct Tool Company for Thriving Train Maintenance Workshop - 22 Aug 2016
Arlington Fleet Services Ltd steps up operation with world class paint shop facility allowing for full livery schemes to be executed.
Southampton, August 22, 2016: Direct Tool Company completes installation of commercial spray booths for progressive...
Direct Tool Company succeed as expert consultants on bespoke dust extraction solutions for luxury yacht builders - 5 Aug 2016
Air quality control methods rapidly progress within yacht and composite workshops, production managers realise new affordable solutions offer almost dust-free working environment.
Southampton, Hampshire August 5, 2016: As countless innovative means...
Brexit - a sea of opportunity - 19 Jul 2016
Many of us still struggle to come to terms as to what can only be described as one of the most shocking couple of weeks of British politics. The major changes our nation is enduring have many business owners understandably nervous. There are, as always,...
BEST P4 4:1 High Build Primer Review - 14 Jul 2016
P4 4:1 2K HS High Build Spray-it Primer has been a smashing hit with all who have tried it. We felt the rest of you ought to know what you could be missing out on if you are yet to make the switch.
Whether you're looking to improve workshop efficiency...
Direct Tool Company announces plans for the installation of a world class environmental cleaning system for luxury yacht builder - 8 Jul 2016
Sunseeker International seeks to improve working conditions and reduce carbon footprint.
Direct Tool Company is pleased to announce that the company has been selected to install a cutting edge dust extraction/environmental protection system for top...
July's Team Member Of The Month - 1 Jul 2016
July's DTC team member of the month was awarded to a very worthy candidate, Graham Staples aka “G-Unit”.
Always happy to help and quick to answer the phone, Graham goes above and beyond to serve DTC’s valued customers whilst...
Dos and don'ts of filling and fairing - 29 Jun 2016
Filling and fairing is one of the most excruciating tasks in boat building & repairs but of the upmost importance. We have constructed a list of 'dos and don'ts' and have included some recommended related products beneath.
A good workman never blames his tools - 23 Jun 2016
So you have the know-how, the staffing and most importantly the customers! But are your tools holding you back? Ever wondered whether there is any truth in the famous old saying “a good workman never blames his tools”? Of course there is,...
Come and see us at Seawork! - 14 Jun 2016
We are very excited to be exhibiting at this years Seawork event held at Mayflower Park, Southampton from the 14-16 of June.
Seawork is an internationally acclaimed commercial marine exhibition...
INCREASE YOUR BODYSHOP EFFICIENCY WITH THE NEW BEST UHS PREMIUM CLEARCOAT - DRY IN JUST 15MINUTES! - 7 Jun 2016
We are proud to announce that through working closely with some of our expert customers we have developed our own UHS Premium Clearcoat which is aimed at increasing process eficiency whilst offering the highest quality finish.