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About Us


Welcome to Maun. We have been making pliers since 1944. But not ordinary pliers. We make pliers with a unique feature - the jaws always move in parallel.


Parallel Is Better

Our parallel pliers are better than conventional pliers that have a scissor action.

  • They grip better, especially nuts and bolts.
  • They make straightening wire easy.
  • You need less handle force for equal jaw pressure.


We Solve Problems

We develop pliers like nobody else. Designing and engineering them to do things that others simply don’t know how to. We offer a collection of specialist pliers, each designed to do a particular job. To do it right, first time, no compromise.

We are restless at Maun, always looking for a new problem to solve. Sometimes, our solution is not a plier. Our range includes a number of other tools, each perfect for its task. We also develop bespoke tools for corporate customers.


The Specialist Plier Specialists

The beating heart of our business is our factory in Nottinghamshire, near Sherwood Forest. Here, we have a skilled team of engineers, machinists and assemblers. On average they have 25 years’ plier-making experience.

Every day, they transform high grade steels into innovative, problem-solving pliers. Pliers that are trusted to do the job, precision-made, durable, yet affordable.


We are the specialist plier specialists. That's why we are no ordinary plier maker. And have been since 1944.


A Brief History Of Maun

Maun Industries was founded on 1st January 1944 by members of the Rippon family. Named after the nearby River Maun and led by skilled engineers, the company set about developing and manufacturing its range of innovative hand tools.

For six decades, Maun operated from Moor Lane, Mansfield. In 2004, the business relocated to new, purpose-built premises in nearby Sutton in Ashfield. The Rippon policy was to manufacture all tools in-house and sell worldwide, a philosophy that we proudly continue.

Maun's quality management system is certified to ISO 9001 and has been for thirty years. Our pliers conform to BS 3087-7:1996, ISO 5747:1995, standards that we were instrumental in defining.

Maun Industries was owned by its founding family for 64 years. However, time catches up with us all, and the Rippons sold the company in 2008. The following year, Blastparts, a supplier of spare parts and services to the shotblasting industry, became an operating division.

At the end of 2019, ownership of the business changed again. Maun Industries is now controlled and managed by Timothy Scholes. Building on the traditions of the past, he is investing to ensure the firm's sustained growth and long-term prosperity.


Key Facts

  • Address: Maun Industries Limited, Hamilton Road, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 5LD, United Kingdom.
  • Telephone number: +44 1623 554599.
  • Email:
  • Company number: 00384684.
  • VAT number: GB 116 3120 21.