Growth and diversification ensures that the successes roll in for Midland’s pressing firm


Tipton based Threeway Pressings Ltd’s substantial investment over the last few years has seen the presswork side of their business expand, whilst the company are also reaping the rewards of further investments into new markets through their subsidiary companies, Tisa Mouldings, Bull Barrow, Paterson Photographic and Spyra-base.

Furthermore, during the last few years the company’s hard work and expertise have enabled them to win manufacturing business back from China for a major white goods company.  Their success have also seen them win a substantial contract with the building trade and expand into supplying the green energy market with products for the solar panel industry. 

The capital investment made in new plant and machinery to successfully double capacity, prompted by a steady increase in demand, has, in particular, seen then purchase a new 200 tonne Rhodes press in 2012.  The expansion in the company’s facilities, to include section rolling, has enabled the in house manufacture of products previously outsourced to China.  Modern CNC tube manipulation equipment has been purchased and the company’s welding and robotic welding facilities have been increased by a third. 

Investment in tooling and machinery for the injection moulding plant has enabled the company to retrieve production that was previously outsourced.  Equally, the creation of a new purpose built storage and distribution facility means that stock can be held for customers on a Kanban basis allowing 48 hour delivery. 

All-in-all the investment has paved a bright future for Threeway Pressings by doubling productivity, facilitating better stock control, production and improved turn-around times.   

Similarly, the firm are delighted by the success of their wheelbarrow subsidiary, Bullbarrow.  The company supplies a colourful range of 58 varieties of wheelbarrows, manufactured in the UK, aimed at the gardening, hardware and building industries and distributed through main agents, whilst giving independent garden centres the opportunity to compete.  Bullbarrow’s full range can be viewed at , with some of their new products being aimed at the equestrian market.

Meanwhile, Paterson Photographic have successfully launched the most powerful and versatile studio light in the soft light market at the Focus Exhibition at the NEC.  Commenting on the success, Phil Stanley, Managing Director, said: “We are one of the few UK manufacturers at the show who are able to export all over the world and have the products designed and made in the UK.”  

As a leading UK manufacturer of ground anchors, Spyra-Base, has also rolled out an ongoing programme of investment in new machinery to bring manufacturing into their Midland’s base and, in-turn, provide job opportunities for the region.

The company are justifiably proud of their growth and diversification.  Managing Director, Phil Stanley added: “We are looking to grow our regional opportunities having successfully bought new products to market, but you won’t go anywhere else in the Midlands and find such diverse operations as well as a firm that produces and sells its own products as an OEM.”  

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