The French Engineering Works is a family business which was established
in 1918 to manufacture Rock Drill spares for the mining
industry in Johannesburg. The founder,
Herman Moser, soon expanded into precision tools, including HSS cutting
tools for the metal industry. His Swiss origins instilled a pride in quality and precision
which persists to the present day.
Recognising the positive impact of specialisation on quality, Herman's sons restructured
the diverse business in mid-century. The sharp focus on threading and decades of technical
and market development, led to the recognition of FEW Taps and Dies in over forty countries.
Distribution depots were strategically located to service major industrial regions in both
domestic and international markets.
Customer demand for a wider range of FEW quality cutting tools led to an ongoing search
for focused manufacturers of complementary products. Today, over twenty specialists on
five continents manufacture complementary products specified by FEW.
The appointment of exclusive agents, together with the technical and commercial support of
FEW have led to FEW Cutting Tools being specified worldwide by discriminating end-users who
insist on quality and value for money.
Present Day Head Office