About HV Wooding

History

Celebrating 50 years in business, HV Wooding Ltd offers an unrivalled wealth of engineering resources, skills and experience.

2017

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August 2017

We have also invested in a Agie Charmilles CUT P 550. This new investment will increase our ability to offer pre-bonded high precision lamination stacks. 

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July 2017

We have invested in a further Seyi press. Our latest Seyi is a 110T straight sided crank mechancial press and was purchased to complement our current Seyi range of a 80T and 200T Seyi Press.

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June 2017

Installation of new fully automated plating lines for tin & silver plating

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April 2017

Invested in state of the art forming equipment with a Bystronic Xpert CNC Press brake 100/3100.

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March 2017

2017 New EHRT bending machine installed 

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January 2017 Invested in 3D printing

2017 Invested in 3D printing equipment for prototypes, jigs & fixtures

2016

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May 2016

May 2016- Our subcontract operations were accredited to the F4N Programme.

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April 2016

April 2016 – Installed first Laser Cutting machine, a Trumpf Trulaser 3030 Fibre Laser, capable of cutting up to 8mm thick copper, 25 mm thick steel.

2015

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2015 new Operations Director

2015 Neal Townsend appointed as Operations Director.

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2015 presswork contract

2015 Won major presswork contract, when electrical accessories manufacturer, closed their press shop.

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2015-power-press

2015 Installed 80 tonne SEYI rigid frame power press

2014

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September 2014

2014 John Osborne appointed as Finance Director

2013

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2013 effluent treatment

2013 Commissioned new effluent treatment plant for plating shop waste

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December 2013

December 2013 – Installed CNC Lathe – Nexus Quickturn

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August 2013

We won an award for Growth in Turnover as over the last three years we had seen a 51.6% rise

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June 2013

June 2013 – South Site phase 2 development completed

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March 2013

March 2013 Accredited to ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 Certification and integrated with our existing accreditation ISO 9001.

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January 2013

January 2013 Installed 200 tonne SEYI rigid frame power press

2012

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May 2012

Decision made to redevelop South Site. 

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February 2012

Secured Regional Development loan of £1.1 million

2011

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September 2011

Won major contract from CERN (Hadron Collider project) as a result of investing in below machine.

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June 2011

Installed large bed Charmilles (Model 640) Wire Erosion M/c

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February 2011

2011 Installed another Charmilles (Model 400) Wire Erosion M/c

2010

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May 2010

Installed new vapour degreasing plant. Totally enclosed, environmentally friendly.

2009

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November 2009

Installed another VT200C Mazak vertical machining centre

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February 2009

Major extension to Rainbow building, doubling the manufacturing area and providing 4,000 sq ft of office accommodation

2006

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October 2006

2006 Extensive company-wide training in Theory of Constraints

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April 2006

2006 Installed Mazak vertical machining centre (VT200C)

2005

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April 2005

2005 Won first major contract with GE

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June 2005

2005 Paul Allen appointed as Sales Director

2001

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August 2001

2001 Won major contract to supply copper busbars

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January 2001

2001 First EHRT hole punch machines installed for busbar production

1999

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May 1999

1999 John Wooding and Leo Carlile appointed as Company Directors.

1997

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December 1997

1997 Won major contract with MK Electric, when they closed their in-house press shop.

1994

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May 1994

1994 – Invested in EFACS manufacturing software

1991

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October 1991

In 1991 had our quality system approved to BS 5750.

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June 1991

1991 Installed our first rigid frame press – 50t SMV

1984

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February 1984

1984 Installed our first automatic plating line (Zinc plating)

1983

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August 1983

In 1983 bought our first wire erosion machine, a Fanuc, the first Fanuc machine in the UK with auto wire feed, this machine was ordered at the IMO exhibition in Paris.

1982

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April 1982

In 1982 closed and sold the original premises in Lyminge.

1981

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July 1981

In 1981 we recruited our first full time sales professional and this effectively broadcast our existence to a much wider audience, resulting in business from major accounts, namely MK Electric (now Honeywell), Merlin Gerin (now Schneider Electric), AGI (later to become Landis & Gyr) and Roneo Alcatel (later to become Neopost). These businesses formed the base of our business throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s.

1979

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August 1979

In 1979 invested in staff (mould designer and a mould maker) and three injection moulding machines, to supply plastic mouldings to the trade.

1978

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October 1978

In 1978 bought the adjacent site, with a 6,000 sq ft industrial building on it, this area was not immediately needed, but couldn’t miss the opportunity. This was known as the North Shop.

1976

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May 1976

In 1976 extended the Range Road unit to 6,000 sq ft, by adjoining another Compton Building. This became known as the South Shop.

1974

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September 1974

During 1974 we erected the first industrial unit 3,000 sq ft, using a pre-fabricated type construction from Compton Buildings.

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August 1974

In 1974 purchased the first Range Road, Hythe site (land only) from Hythe Town Council.

1970

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February 1970

In 1970 HVW bought a vacant shop in Lyminge High Street and converted it to a toolroom and electro plating shop, plating mainly bright nickel for TMC/PED, to fulfil a pressing contract that was running at 15,000 parts per week, apart from the plating this item had eight separate operations.

1969

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Our first year

Sales in the first year of trading were just £3k and the accounts showed a loss for that year.

1968

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January 1968

The business began trading in press tool making in January 1968. The workshop had been divided in half with a timber / plywood partition, one half dedicated to press tool making the other half for presswork production use.

1967

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July 1967

July 1967 – Workshop at Yard Farm, High Street, Lyminge purchased for £2,000 freehold. Unit has 1,440sq ft of usable space. Over the coming months much time was spent by the family in re-furbishing the unit to get it ready for trading in 1968.