We are a full-service machine shop offering our customers confidence in quality and delivery. Center Tool is proud to produce precision components for numerous industries across the United States. With our wide array of in-house machining capabilities, we offer our customers the advantage of combined manufacturing operations.


  • 1977
    Helmut Winter opens Center Tool Company in
    1,000 sq ft. facility in Schaumburg, IL
  • 1999
    Center Tool constructs and relocates to a 6,000 sq ft. facility in Hampshire, Illinois.
  • 2002
    Allan Winter named second generation president of the company.
  • 2008
    Center Tool expands production capacity with automatic pallet-change machining centers.
  • 2018
    Russell Winter assumes operations of Center Tool as CEO.
  • 2019
    Center Tool incorporates one-and-done manufacturing with the acquisition of dual-spindle live tooling CNC lathe capabilities.
  • 2020
    Center Tool becomes ISO 9001:2015 compliant, ensuring conformance to the highest quality manufacturing processes.