About Us

C.H. Tooling and Engineering started in 1987 by Chris Howell, at his residence in Gladstone Park, manufacturing press tools, jigs and fixtures, small pressings and aircraft components.

I took over in August 2002 after the sudden death of Chris, moving in to the factory at 11 Hercules Street, Tullamarine in approx August 2003. I solely own the premises and all equipment situated at 11 Hercules Street.

I have been black and gold Dichromating for the last 25 years, this being mainly components for historic racing cars and motorcycles, also some restoration parts for old aircrafts.

Since being approached by Codan, I have improved the bath system with benches, overhead hoist system and added additional tanks. The team from Ansett Plating Shop helped and showed what the necessary testing to meet the mil-spec requirements.

Stephen Howell, has had over 45 years working in or for the Aircraft or Military Industries, and still working under the guide lines of AS/NZS ISO 9002:1994.