About Us

Our history

C4 Carbides was founded over 30 years ago by the company’s current CEO Peter Nicholson and its Technical Director Paul Duggan.  C4 started life as a company focussed on exploiting the potential of brazing technology to develop commercial applications for tungsten carbide grit.  This lead C4 to develop innovative niche products for the telecommunication, motorsport and security sectors.

The most important milestone came in 2003 when C4 worked out how to use its brazing technology to braze diamond.  The strong bond which was achieved between the diamond grit and the metal substrate enabled increased exposure of the diamonds, resulting in a highly effective cutting solution for challenging applications.  With the growing fashion for porcelain tiles, the tiling industry was one of the first beneficiaries of this technology. Later this extended to blades for cutting cast iron, hole saws for cutting very hard tile and stone and recently band saw blades for cutting graphite and other hard and abrasive materials.

 

Innovative B2B solutions

Today, C4 is at the forefront of brazing technology and offers an extensive portfolio of innovative diamond and tungsten carbide power tool accessories including holes saws, jig saw blades, reciprocating saw blades and industrial band saw blades.  C4 is well respected for its ability to develop and manufacture best in class power tool accessory and industrial band saw programs for many of the world’s leading brands.

Global business

C4 operates globally and exports over 90% of its output to major markets such as the USA, Europe and Asia-Pacific.  We have longstanding relationships with key customers and suppliers and have expertise in dealing with multi-national, multi-continent based organizations.

We have access to additional added value operations in the Far East enabling us to remain competitive in a wide range of professional, industrial and DIY market channels.

Commitment to quality

C4’s Management System has been approved by LRQA to the ISO 9001:2015 standard (Certificate Number 10006075). C4 is committed to quality and to continuously improving our products and processes to enable us to meet or exceed our customers’ expectations. Our highly experienced QA team has a proactive approach to quality which involves every area of the business but with particular focus on employee involvement and training. The team also focuses on development of customer and supplier relationships, process improvement and product development.

 

Our mission

To be recognised as an industry leading B2B manufacturer delivering innovative products to the global power tool accessory and industrial band saw industries, strengthening our reputation for exceptional levels of quality and service.