Crotts & Saunders Engineering, Inc. was founded in 1956 as a machine tool distributor, serving the growing South with quality distribution in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
Our philosophy has been, and continues to be, that of service to our customers. We strive to recruit only the highest quality machine tool sales engineers, and to constantly retrain our people in not only current technology, but also in selling skills, both verbal and written.
We conduct in-house sales schools to keep abreast of modern machine tool technology and to improve our own personal selling skills. We constantly participate in factory training schools and AMT and AMTDA schools, SME technical meetings and many other enrichment opportunities.
We have 15 employees, with nine people directly involved in sales, and six in support. Crotts & Saunders is well established and financially strong. We plan for the cyclical conditions of the machine tool industry and always endeavor to maintain stable employment and skilled sales engineers for the long run. Except for normal attrition, we have maintained our employment constantly through the 1969, 1970 and 1971 machine tool recession as well as the 1974 and 1975 recession, and during the terrible recession of 1981 and 1982, without a single lay-off.
We seek to represent not only the finest equipment and machines built, but the best companies. We want to associate our good name with only the best. We want to help rebuild America’s manufacturing base. Distributors play a vital role in this industrial cycle.
Crotts & Saunders is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with an office, showroom, and warehouse. In order to properly penetrate the market, we maintain branch offices in Richmond, VA; Columbia, SC; Greenville, SC; and Raleigh, NC.
We are active in AMTDA and have assumed leadership roles in this association, as well as AMT, SME, and others.
We envision that the role of the distributor in the future will remain strong and vital. We are planning and training today for tomorrow’s market. Productivity begins with tools.