About Us

Frederick Follows Marking ToolsFrederick Follows Limited is a specialist manufacturer of marking tools and marking machines based in Birmingham, UK. Originally founded back in the early 1920′s, it is now run by Managing Director, Mr Charles Rhodes and Technical Director, Mr Liam Rhodes.


Our experience in the field of marking tools means that we can offer you a level of quality that very few companies are capable of. Combining modern CAD/CAM technology with good old-fashioned English toolmaking (including pantograph engraving), means that our customers can be sure to receive high quality goods every time. Whether you are a large company looking for a run of CNC manufactured tools, or you are an artisan requiring handcrafted one-of-a-kind tools, we have you covered. Check out our gallery to see examples of our previous work.

We also offer a comprehensive marking tool re-cut and refurbishment facility, so any tool failures you may encounter can be fixed in house, using our annealing re-heat treatment and micro-welding facilities.


We can provide expedited delivery times due to our complete in house manufacturing capability and the fact that we do not rely on any subcontract services. This means that tooling breakdowns, last minute design changes and general rush jobs are no problem. Just contact us and see what we can do for you!


We are located at Unit 22, Small Heath Trading Estate, Birmingham, B11 2RJ.