About 600 Group
The 600 Group PLC is focused on the global industrial laser technology industry. Our market leading businesses have a diversified, blue-chip customer base to whom we design and supply industrial laser systems for applications in end-markets ranging from industrial and aerospace to medical and pharmaceuticals.
Who We Are
The Group operates through two brands, TYKMA/Electrox and Control Micro Systems (CMS), providing high-margin, specialised laser solutions including marking, drilling, cutting and welding.
An enduring commitment to quality, innovation, and service to drive value for our customers and shareholders.
Proactively address future industrial challenges through a continually expanding portfolio of solutions.
To build on the Group’s leading position in the Global industrial laser technology sector through organic growth and value-accretive acquisitions.
The Group takes its name from the early head office address at 600 Commercial Road in East London. It grew over the years into one of the UK’s leading metal recovery and engineering businesses and became a public company in 1947.
600 Group formed its first machine tool company in 1932 and became the UK’s leading lathe manufacturer through the acquisition of Colchester Lathes in 1954 and TS Harrison in 1971.
In the 1980s, the Group established a strong market presence in the US through the acquisition of Clausing Industrial and largely disposed of its original UK metal and general engineering businesses.
Over the same period, 600 Group also acquired Precision Engineered component manufacturers, Pratt Burnerd International and Gamet Bearings, and developed a new industrial laser marking division – Electrox.
Further acquisitions throughout Europe increased the Group’s presence in key European markets, adding to the worldwide distributor network and offering some of the best machine tools, precision engineered components and laser marking systems available in the market today.
The acquisitions of TYKMA/Electrox and Control Micro Systems (CMS) gave the Group a leading presence in the higher margin, high growth, Global industrial laser technology industry.
In April 2022 the Group completed the sale of its Machine Tool Solutions division, streamlining operations and providing the resources for the Group to focus on accelerating growth from its higher-margin industrial laser systems – both organically and through value-accretive acquisitions
Board of Directors
Directors keep their skillset up to date through membership of their respective professional bodies and as a result of interaction with other bodies with whom they work.
Non-executive Director and member of the Remuneration Committee
Member of the Audit Committee
Appointed to the Board as a non-executive Director on 2 February 2011, appointed Chairman on 14 September 2011. A private investor and currently Managing Partner of Haddeo Partners LLP. He has been involved in the management of both public and private companies in the USA and UK over many years and has extensive experience in corporate transactions.
Todd is currently the Chief Operating Officer of 600 Group Inc. He has worked in private equity for 20+ years, chiefly working directly with portfolio companies, and has deep operational, financial, and strategic expertise. He was appointed to the Board on 1 September 2021 and was further appointed as COO on 1 August 2023.
Laura has more than 20 years of executive experience in the UK, EU and the US in Finance Director roles and in leading the finance functions for SME business services and private equity-backed growth companies. Laura was appointed to the Board, as a Non-Executive Director and as Chair of the Audit Committee on 31 October 2023.