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Thorite helps wire machinery maker take on the world

Thorite helps wire machinery maker take on the world

Monday 15th September 2014

Founded in 1903, Thompson and Hudson Wire Machinery has been steadily growing to become Britain's biggest manufacturer of wire straightening, cutting and forming machines. These produce a range of wire products, from surgical needles to concrete reinforcement bars, for customers throughout the world.

Thorite, the UK's largest independent distributor of pneumatic products and process systems has been a regular supplier to Thompson and Hudson since 1967, providing unique pneumatic system support plus various Norgren pneumatic equipment, to help maximise the speed, accuracy and efficiency of the wire cutting machines.

These two old-established Yorkshire companies have mutually benefitted over the years, creating a close synergy. Paul Thompson, Thompson and Hudson's Managing Director, is proud of the export successes his machines have achieved and 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 is located in Brighouse, West Yorkshire and its machinery is used to produce thousands of items, from fireguards to fish hooks, dish drainers to dartboards, selling to manufacturers in Germany, America and Iceland as well as India and China, not forgetting the home market which is currently providing an increase in orders.

It all adds up to Thompson and Hudson being as busy now as at any time in the last ten years, and with continued help from Thorite business looks set fair for continued growth. Thompson and Hudson can be contacted on 01484 715129 or via their website

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