About Us

Precision Tool Group

Precision Tool Group (PTG) is the leading global supplier of tooling solutions for the fastener industry. We specialise in aerospace, automotive, energy, medical and general industries.

At PTG we are committed to maintaining our position as the market leader in thread rolling and header tooling by providing unmatched product quality, exceptional technological innovation and superior customer service.

Market Leading Brands

With a global presence of sales offices, distribution partnerships and manufacturing facilities PTG is comprised of market leading brands; Hi-Life Tools, Reed and Howell Penncraft, enabling us to offer solutions to the fastener industry anywhere in the world.

PTG has become synonymous with the most competitive cost per piece production for our customers and offers cost-effective products manufactured to industry and customer standards ensuring technical competency, reliability, accuracy and durability.

We believe that through the combination of our strongest brands, competitive manufacturing in addition to our dedicated regional sales and services centres, PTG provides the winning strategy to meet the demanding needs of our customers by providing a global reach with local support.

Hi-Life Tools (HTL)

Based in Shannon, Ireland, Hi-Life Tools (HTL) has an experienced and highly skilled workforce which has been nurtured over 50 years of business. The manufacturing facility is 9001-2008 & ISO 13485:2012 certified and utilises a fully integrated manufacturing operation.

Throughout the past 50 years, HTL has gained a global reputation in the fastener tooling markets for high quality tooling solutions which offer reliability and the most competitive cost per piece production specialising in safety-critical applications, rolling after heat treat and rolling exotic materials:


For more than 90 years, Reed has been involved in the manufacturing of machines and tooling for the fastener industry as a globally recognised brand. You can be sure of quality products from all REED manufacturing facilities. Auburn, USA & Haryana India specialise in:

Howell Penncraft

Howell Penncraft has extensive experience in the design and manufacture of precision tooling. Howell Penncraft specialise in standard and special trim dies manufactured to customer specifications, such as trim dies for unified hex bolts and metric hex bolts.

All parts supplied by the company are manufactured using ISO 9001:2000-registered quality systems.