Leadmaker Services provide a wide range of high quality, professional cable processing equipment to the cable harness and electronics industry.

We began trading in October 1998. It is owned and run by Steve Tidball who has specialised in the cable and harness industry for 30 years. In 2013 Chris Tidball joined the business as technical manager. In 2015, Louise James joined as Personal Assistant to Steve, and deals with admin, accounts and general
PA duties.

One of our strengths is our reputation for fast and effective service and repair of small machines which we encourage our customers to ship to our workshop. We pride ourselves in the extensive spare parts we hold to carry out this work so that the customer benefits from a quick turnaround.

We are the UK agents for Komax and Mecal. We are also agents for WDT, Z+F, Kodera, Ulmer and Loepfe.

Each year, we exhibit at the Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Exhibition in Farnborough. This can be a great opportunity to meet Steve and Chris and see some of the smaller machines we supply in action. If you are thinking of attending the show, please remember to bring your wire types to the show with you. We are more than happy to produce some wire samples in front of you, to determine whether the machine is right for the job.

A brief history

We started primarily with service, training and consultancy for the cable processing industry.  With nearly 15 years of sales and service experience on Komax and Mecal products we quickly developed a new crient base be- cause we could offer expertise without the overheads of larger organisations.

To complement our services we began to supply a wide range of blades & crimp tooling spares and UK made applicators.

We won a number of equipment relocation and training contracts in the UK and Ireland.

We recently launched a new website specifically for second user and ex-demo equipment


Leadmaker began trading.


In 2004 Leadmaker Services was incorporated.

Also in 2004 we were awarded UK distributor-ship for Mecal allowing us to realise one of our major goals. We could now offer a world class range of crimping products to our clients.


In 2006 we became exclusive agents for the full range of cable stripping equipment from MCM Cosmic kk.


Chris joined the team as technical manager.


Louise James joined the team as Personal Assistant.


In 2020 we launched our new website.