Tadcaster engineering firm Tadweld bucks industry trend

Specialist engineering firm Tadweld has continued its impressive run of results, bucking the trend for manufacturing.

Chairman and director Paul Rose said: 'We’re all excited and optimistic for the future'.

Tadcaster-based Tadweld has won a roster of new contracts since March across its existing client base and new customers, totalling more than £2.5m, despite a challenging year for businesses.

The specialist engineering firm, which provides innovative steel solutions, has secured projects for global brands including AB InBev, Nestle and Heineken.

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With a large proportion of Tadweld’s customers being in the food and drink sector, the company has played a key role in these supply chains throughout the Covid-19 crisis, dealing with unprecendeted demand.

Tadweld is also working with Derby-based Refresco, the drinks and contract packing manufacturer, to install a conveyor line at its Milton Keynes factory to allow for rinsing before cans are filled and with Northallerton-based drinks manufacturer Cawingredients on its new purpose-built canning plant at Leeming Bar.

John Board, plant and engineering director at Cawingredients, said: “Tadweld has been our preferred supplier of platforms and steel structures for over 20 years now, over two businesses and three sites.

“In our latest project – our purpose-built canning plant at Leeming Bar, Tadweld successfully installed all necessary high-level empty can conveyor platforms, step overs, elevated panel suit platform and access platforms required for this installation.”

This year the 52-year-old company announced Richard Byfield, John Denton, Iain Leedham, Paul Rose and Kevin Wheelock as its new owners as well as reporting a 96 per cent year-on-year increase in profit and a revenue increase of 23 per cent.

Chairman and director Paul Rose said: “Tadweld is a good news story for British manufacturing and the resilience that we’ve shown gives us all the confidence that the business will continue to go from strength to strength. We’re all excited and optimistic for the future.”

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