About Us

C4 Carbides was founded by Peter Nicolson and Paul Duggan in 1985. C4 began its life as a company which was determined to innovate and exploit the potential of brazing technology in order to develop industrial applications for tungsten carbide grit. C4’s first commercial product, devised by Paul Duggan, was the rod saw. Peter is now Founder and Life President and Paul Duggan is Director of Engineering.

In early 2007 Kevin Ball was appointed Managing Director and John Cumberland re-joined the company in 2008 as Chairman. The business strategy was re-set and under their leadership the company focused on developing its diamond brazing technology in delivering high performance, best in class power tools accessories and industrial band saws to leading global brands.

Over the past 10 years Paul Duggan and his team of engineers have developed a range of industry disruptive solutions that has enabled the company to lead the way as a B2B solutions provider. Peter Nicolson has continued to support the drive for future innovation through close working with government bodies, universities and industry leaders.

Today, C4 is defined by unprecedented innovation and quality in its market segment. C4 continues to strive for operational excellence that delivers best in class products that exceed the expectations of its close partners.


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 Lloyd's Register to the ISO 9001:2015 standard (Certificate Number 10470929). 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.



In 2018 C4 was awarded the BSI Kitemark™ for demonstration of RoHS awareness and implementation (Certificate Number KM687303). This award recognises the integrity of the processes and procedures C4 has put in place to comply with the RoHS Directive.