Formed over 90 years ago, J J Smith are now recognised as one of the premier suppliers of new and used woodworking machinery in the UK.

We are a 4th generation family owned and managed company, which means we can take the long view when offering equipment - many of our customers come back for replacement equipment 10 or 15 years later, and what we offer reflects the fact that we want repeat business over many years.

We offer a huge range of new and used equipment from standard entry level classical machines to the latest " state of the art " touch screen CNC controlled window lines, and 5 axis machining centres.

We operate from a 3,750m2 [ 40,000ft2 ] premises on the outskirts of Liverpool with easy access to the motorway network and Liverpool / Manchester airports. Extensive showroom facilities offer a permanent demonstration area for a wide range of new machinery from standard planers and spindle moulders upto and including automatic crosscuts, cnc mortisers, panelsaws and equipment for timber frame housing. In addition we are also able to offer solutions for specialist / bespoke applications, and a range of equipment for plastic and aluminium machining.

Our used machinery warehouse and showroom encompasses a wide variety of equipment for the panel and solid wood industry from the world's leading manufacturers. We are also widely accepted as a major exporter of used equipment and have completed sales / projects for the supply and installation of machinery on a worldwide basis.

Our sales and support team, many with over 30 years experience in the industry, offer in depth knowledge and professional advice covering all aspects of the woodworking industry, and can assist potential buyers in selecting the correct piece of equipment and specification to suit your particular production needs.

Meet Our Staff

Martin Smith Managing Director

Martin qualified as a Chartered Accountant, and joined JJ Smith in 1984 to become Financial Director. Having been made Managing Director in 1992, he now specialises in Crosscutting and Timber Frame machinery, where he is recognised as a leading figure in the industry. In addition he to his work with UK customers, Martin is also responsible for sales and marketing of Modular Building Automation - MBA which offers timber frame equipment around the world.


Rachael Baker Commercial Director

Rachael, another 4th generation family member, joined as non-executive director in 2013 and was made Commercial Director in 2018. With a scientific PhD and a number of business administration qualifications, Rachael is responsible for HR and day-to-day administration within the business.


Guy Stanley Sales Director

Also a 3rd generation family member who started here in 1977, Guy is a qualified engineer, who ran the workshop, before moving into Sales. His in depth experience in his specialist areas of turning, solid wood laminating, solid wood furniture and general joinery make him the person to speak to for advice on the correct machine to specify in these important areas of the industry.


John Stanley Sales Director

Having worked in the company since 1976 John has developed an unrivalled network of worldwide partners and dealers for used machinery. This means he has access to the supply of, and markets for good quality used woodworking machinery. A 3rd generation family member, who is responsible for purchasing and UK / worldwide sales for used equipment, John has his finger on the pulse of the used machinery industry - if he cannot find the right machine at the right price then no-one can!


Kevin McGlone Sales Manager

In common with the company's philosophy of specialisation, Kevin has focussed on the crosscutting and mitre work. He has recently led the company into the area of Aluminium processing machinery. Having worked for JJ Smith since 1976, Kevin is well placed to advise companies on the improving productivity in this often neglected area.


Paul Parker Sales Director

Paul, started working at the company since 1988, is the specialist for the cnc through feed door processing and frame production lines . Using knowledge that can be transferred from this industry and all aspects of joinery manufacturing , he is increasingly involved in providing waste solutions to companies outside our traditional sector.


Ian Stanley Sales Director

Ian, a 4th generation family member has worked for the company since 2003, and joined the machinery sales team in January 2014. He is also a qualified engineer having previously worked as a service technician installing and maintaining new and used equipment.


Michael Stanley Sales Engineer

Michael, also a 4th generation family member, joined the sales team in July 2019. Mike started with the company in 2013 and served his full apprenticeship in electro-mechanical engineering before moving on to servicing / repairing used machines in the factory, and latterly as a service technician installing a wide range of new equipment throughout the UK