Founded in 1903, Brighouse company Thompson and Hudson Wire Machinery has been steadily growing to become Britain’s biggest manufacturer of wire straightening, cutting and forming machines.
Thorite, the UK’s largest independent distributor of pneumatic products and process systems, has been a regular supplier to Thompson and Hudson, providing unique pneumatic system support to help maximise the speed, accuracy and efficiency of the wire cutting machines.
Paul Thompson, Thompson and Hudson’s managing director, said: “Many people seem to believe that UK manufacturing companies have been unable to compete with products from far eastern companies which are produced using comparatively cheap labour.
“However, in the world of wire machinery I’m pleased to say this is definitely not the case. We’ve recently supplied special purpose machines to China which straighten and cut wire to make paint roller handles and to India for producing twist drills, among a long list of similar projects.
“I’m certain that the skills and expertise which can only be found in UK organisations which have honed their output over time is the secret to continuing success.”
Thompson and Hudson produces items from fireguards to fish hooks, dish drainers to dartboards, selling to manufacturers in Germany, America, Iceland, India and China.