Founded by Albert Ernest Jenks and John Henry Cattell
Stampers and bucket ear manufacturers, including small pressings and tools
Began manufacturing prestigious Jenks & Cattell branded garden tools
Sold our garden tools directly to Woolworths, who proudly sold them for sixpence
Factory built in Neachells lane, Wednesfield
Largest light washer and pressings manufacturer in the UK
Produced automotive components, brake drums, gramophones, aircraft and ship parts
Employed over 850 workers
Built a new factory on Neachells lane
Sold hot dip galvanising business to B.E. Wedge of Willenhall
Bought Burgon & Ball garden and light manufacturer
One of the largest garden tools manufacturers in the UK. Became part of Elliot - Medway construction, where Bulldog Tools bought the garden tools section of the business
Sold to Newship group and became Jenks & Cattell Engineering Ltd. Family owned business and own various manufacturing companies.
Accredited to BS 5750, the first quality system approved by British standards
Introduced two robotic welders to support business for Austin Rover group
Four stage AIDA line welcomed to the factory
ISO 14001 accredited
Began exporting to Europe and South America
Began supplying General Motors, starting our tier 1 and 2 OEM supply chain
Introduced automated 500 tonne press
Increased our AIDA progression press from 4 to 6 stages to improve complexity and efficiency of parts
TS 16949 accredited
Began building relationship with our Chinese tooling supplier, reducing customer costs by 70%
Introduced Trumpf laser machine to laser cut and etch metal parts
Invested in two Trumpf brake presses to accompany our laser machine. Completing low volume fabrications.
£10,000 investment on internal macro-weld test facility
Invested £750k on additional Trumpf laser machine, to introduce 24-7 production and cut materials up to 20mm thick.
Achieved Caterpillars 7 Steps to Welding Excellence - being one of just 3 UK suppliers
Employ over 100 people including 5 apprentices and 3 graduates - turnover £9.2m
Invested £250k in 4 new additional robotic welders
Celebrate our 130th Birthday
Recieved award from Caterpillar for supplier excellence
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