Accent Tool & Machine Ltd. was the inspiration and dreams of one man. Peter Fazackerley started Accent Tool in 1970 with the idea of designing injection moulds for the plastics industry and injection moulding. Peter, like his father, was a Tool Maker by trade. Peter continued his education and became a skilled designer for tools and dies. He designed tooling from his first location in Bolton, Ontario, for industries like aero space, vacuum cleaners, electrical components, and office furniture.
Through hard work, long hours, and true diligence, Peter quickly grew the company to the point of not only designing tools but building them. In 1974 the company was incorporated. To Peter, a milestone in his dream. His wife Carol soon joined the company as the company took another leap and bought their first injection moulding machine, a 1979 28 Ton Arburg. This machine, another milestone, is still in use today and referred to as our “baby”.
In 1981, Peter and Carol took a giant leap of faith and bought their own building in Schomberg and moved the company from Bolton. This was a turbulent time in the economy. Interest rates were over 20% but again with long hours, perseverance, and now the help of full-time employees, the company slowly flourished. With full attention given to quality, on-time delivery, and customer service the company slowly grew and in 1994 Peter and Carol outgrew the building in Schomberg and built the new building in Barrie, Ontario, the building we presently occupy.
Our Company Today
By the year 1998 Peter and Carol were semi-retired and the company was being managed by their daughter and her husband Lisa & Andy Matheson. Sadly in 2002 Peter passed, but his legacy still lives on. Many of the systems still in use today were put in place by Peter and his vision. The company was sold by Carol to Andy & Lisa in 2005 and continues to be owned, operated, and run as a family business. All of the customers have remained the same and, thanks to a great staff and their continued support, the company continues to cultivate relationships with new and existing clients.
Andy is the Principal Client Contact for:
- Quotations on Tooling and Molding
- Tuning the most challenging moulds to perfection
Lisa is the Principal Client Contact for:
- Ordering and Status
- Production and Shipping
- Ensuring all Client needs are met
- Office management