Starrett has been a leading manufacturer of precision tools and saw blades for over 140 years. With a wide range of more than 5,000 variations of tools, Starrett has set the industry standard and is recognized as the “World’s Greatest Toolmakers”. Its products are used in industrial, professional, and consumer markets across the globe, reflecting the company’s commitment to quality and innovation since its founding in 1880.
Starrett expands its range with high-quality Drill Bits, complementing its Drilling Solution and Hole Saw ranges. A complete drilling solution for various materials, meeting customer needs.
Starrett Launches StarrNET - B2B Portal. A bespoke online system to manage orders, dispatch, and delivery process.
Starret installs new distribution warehouse racking - marking the most significant investment in the UK Headquarters in the last 10 years.
Starrett launches their Amazon Brand Page. A brand new shopping experience, including a dedicated trade solutions area, best-selling selection, and shoppable reviews.
Starrett Europe launch their Professional Knives range.
All of Starrett’s saw production is consolidated in Brazil, making it the world’s biggest saw factory
Starrett reaches the mark of producing 27,000 km of saws in one year
Starrett expands operations with a third bi-metal saw production line and new electron beam (EB) welding saw line
The MeatKutter saw production line is established at Starrett Brazil
New US factory established in Columbus, Georgia
New US factory established in Laguna Hills, California
New US factory established in Waite Park, Minnesota
Starrett opens Chinese factory in Suzhou, giving the company a foothold in Asia
Douglas A. Starrett, son of Douglas R. Starrett is appointed President
Starrett purchases assets of Sigma Optical, UK for Starrett Metrology Solutions
Starrett Evans Rule Division in North Charleston, South Carolina joins the L.S. Starrett Company Ltd
New US factory established in Mount Airy, North Carolina
Starrett acquires the Herman Stone Co. of Dayton, Ohio, a manufacturer of granite surface plates
Douglas R. Starrett succeds his father as president and establishes a new US branch in Cleveland, Ohio
Factory founded in Jedburgh, Scotland
South American factory founded in São Paulo, Brazil
Arthur H. Starrett, the founder’s grandson, assumes presidency
David Findlay is appointed President. Having joined the company at 21-years-old he worked his way up through the ranks to General Sales Manager, Director and Vice President, before becoming President
Company founder, L.S Starrett passes away at a time when his Athol factory is being hailed as the largest plant in the world wholly devoted to making fine mechanical tools. Frank A. Ball, Mr Starrett’s son-in-law succeeds him as President
First indicator is made, designed to check curvature in spectacles
The company was incorporated, with L.S. Starrett as President and Treasurer
Mr Starrett travels abroad and establishes selling connections in London and Paris
Starrett upgrades to a larger premises in Athol
The company was founded by Laroy S. Starrett with the construction of the first Starrett factory in Athol, Massachusetts, USA
Invention of the first combination square
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