Hilclare working to build up local trade

Staff at Hilclare Technology, Elland.

Staff at Hilclare Technology, Elland.

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Hilclare Technology is a metal working company employing precision engineers and metalwork specialists who collectively look after the development and manufacture of products and components for a variety of industries.

The Elland business has been trading for over eight years and is an ISO accredited company and has 25 employees which include a night shift.

Different manufacturing processes include metal hand spinning, CNC turret presses and press brakes, TIG, MIG, spot and stud welding, tool making, power pressing and fly pressing as well as various different methods used in the assembly of components.

Whereas the majority of business is extended repetition production the company also specialise in bespoke “one-offs” and small production runs; and although the prime core of business is commercial and industrial lighting the firm also supplies to many other industries including air distribution, hospital welfare, train carriage building, security and horticultural.

The firm prides itself on the ability to adapt to customers needs and requirements.

During the last eight years the workforce has steadily grown to meet the ever increasing demands of an expanding customer base.

Customers throughout the British Isles are supplied and there are 19 within Calderdale and Kirklees and the aim is to significantly increase that figure.

There are also 65 local suppliers used by the company.

It is headed by general manager John Byrne and works manager Steffan Litjens who have more than 50 years’ combined experience.

Whereas the majority of customers do supply manufacturing drawings they do on occasions call upon Hilclare’s experience and expertise to assist them with the design and development of their products.

That has included assisting in the design, development and manufacture of projects that include the neon lighting units on the roof of the Trafford Centre, display lighting in the British Museum, contemporary lighting on the Cutty Sark, security lighting at the new Wembley stadium.

Also, LED lighting and air management within the new Manchester University buildings and the manufacture of air distribution units for many of the airports and shopping centres.

With Hilclare having its own in-house tooling manufacturing facility it makes it possible for the firm to guarantee product quality as well as having full control of timescales.