Celebrating 50 years in business, HV Wooding Ltd offers an unrivalled wealth of engineering resources, skills and experience.
HVW have taken investment growths further this year, by introducing 2 new Worcester Presses to complement our current Press shop's quality and manufacturing methods. This development now allows our skills and resources to increase to be able to achieve modern manufacturing techniques, short lead times and higher volumes.
To support our growing activity in the Electric Vehicle and Motor sectors we have invested in a Fladder 300/Gyro machine. This equipment will complement our existing Fibre Laser facility in the production of Busbars for Electric Vehicle Powertrain and Battery applications. The Plant will also undertake the processing of Motor Laminations and Copper components for the Power Electronics and Switchgear sectors. The investment was driven by customer requirements to have burr-free parts and will allow HV Wooding to increase both productivity and capacity in this growing field.
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.
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.
Installation of new fully automated plating lines for tin & silver plating
Invested in state of the art forming equipment with a Bystronic Xpert CNC Press brake 100/3100.
2017 New EHRT bending machine installed
2017 Invested in 3D printing equipment for prototypes, jigs & fixtures
May 2016- Our subcontract operations were accredited to the F4N Programme.
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 Neal Townsend appointed as Operations Director.
2015 Won major presswork contract, when electrical accessories manufacturer, closed their press shop.
2015 Installed 80 tonne SEYI rigid frame power press
2014 John Osborne appointed as Finance Director
2013 Commissioned new effluent treatment plant for plating shop waste
December 2013 – Installed CNC Lathe – Nexus Quickturn
We won an award for Growth in Turnover as over the last three years we had seen a 51.6% rise
June 2013 – South Site phase 2 development completed
March 2013 Accredited to ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 Certification and integrated with our existing accreditation ISO 9001.
January 2013 Installed 200 tonne SEYI rigid frame power press
Decision made to redevelop South Site.
Secured Regional Development loan of £1.1 million
Won major contract from CERN (Hadron Collider project) as a result of investing in below machine.
Installed large bed Charmilles (Model 640) Wire Erosion M/c
2011 Installed another Charmilles (Model 400) Wire Erosion M/c
Installed new vapour degreasing plant. Totally enclosed, environmentally friendly.
Installed another VT200C Mazak vertical machining centre
Major extension to Rainbow building, doubling the manufacturing area and providing 4,000 sq ft of office accommodation
Implemented system HVW created to manage our customers enquires, orders, quotation stage.
2006 Extensive company-wide training in Theory of Constraints
2006 Installed Mazak vertical machining centre (VT200C)
2005 Won first major contract with GE
2005 Paul Allen appointed as Sales Director
2001 Won major contract to supply copper busbars
2001 First EHRT hole punch machines installed for busbar production
1999 John Wooding and Leo Carlile appointed as Company Directors.
1997 Won major contract with MK Electric, when they closed their in-house press shop.
1994 – Invested in EFACS manufacturing software
In 1991 had our quality system approved to BS 5750.
1991 Installed our first rigid frame press – 50t SMV
1984 Installed our first automatic plating line (Zinc plating)
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.
In 1982 closed and sold the original premises in Lyminge.
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.
In 1979 invested in staff (mould designer and a mould maker) and three injection moulding machines, to supply plastic mouldings to the trade.
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.
In 1976 extended the Range Road unit to 6,000 sq ft, by adjoining another Compton Building. This became known as the South Shop.
During 1974 we erected the first industrial unit 3,000 sq ft, using a pre-fabricated type construction from Compton Buildings.
In 1974 purchased the first Range Road, Hythe site (land only) from Hythe Town Council.
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.
Sales in the first year of trading were just £3k and the accounts showed a loss for that year.
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.
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.