Our company history

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The company was founded in 1947 by the late Norman Smith Richardson, a highly respected engineer of his time, in partnership with his brother and father who did the book-keeping side of the business. Norman’s two sons, Alan and Ian joined the company in the 60s and Ian’s son, Mark, came on board in the early 90s. We have been a limited company since 2007 with directors Ian and Mark at the helm supported by a small but dedicated team of engineers in the factory, and Hazel in the office. Alan retired in 2011 after more than 50 years of dedicated service.

Our customers come from a wide range of industries – from components used in the oil and motor industries to the repair and maintenance of original parts used by kitchen and bedroom manufacturers. We work from customers’ own drawings/samples to suit any application and in one-off or batch quantities.

We offer a fully traceable quality assured service, using only suppliers who can originate and source all materials supplied to us, with the relevant documentation and test certificates in order that we, in turn, can comply with our customers’ requirements.