TWENTY YEARS IN MANUFACTURING

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Threeway Pressings Limited began its journey in October 1995 in one small unit with two machines and two employees.

In its early days Threeway Predominately serviced the automotive sector and indeed still continues to expand its customer base in this sector, however over the years, due to the volatility of trading, it has expanded into many varied sectors of manufacturing and is now one of the most diverse manufacturing companies in the United Kingdom.

The company is based at its own purpose built facilities that extends to three acres. It’s well equipped power press units have high speed automatic and single action presses up to 250 tonne, along with the latest in servo driven coil feeders. A wide range of materials is used to manufacture precision components with high speed production providing economically competitive quality products.

The combination of presses and ability to operate high and low batch quantities enables Threeway Pressings to undertake a truly comprehensive range of presswork. After its first few years of trading many customers were impressed with levels of service and commitment received from Threeway and enquired about new products in particular Plastic Injection moulded parts.

This paved the way for an extension to the metal pressings business and high quality injection moulded parts became a new and expanding part of the business with the added benefits of allowing over moulding of pressed metal parts to reduce handling of customer products.

The company’s manufacturing facilities have continued to grow over the last 20 years with the addition of an area specifically dedicated to welding and fabrication, two tube manipulation machines, bespoke rolling machines as well as increasing its supplier portfolio to offer powder coating, plating and heat treatment and many more. These leaps forward in our manufacturing facilities have allowed us to deal not only on a business to business sub contract level with our customers but also create product ranges with a life of their own.

Injection moulding supplies a large majority of all our darkroom products for Paterson Photographic the world’s largest and leading distributor of Darkroom equipment. Paterson also supplies niche tripods under the BENBO brand assembled in Tipton and sold nationally and Continuous Lighting for the digital era comprising of products sourced in the West Midlands.

Tube manipulation and welding have paved the way for the Bull barrow division of products to be manufactured and distributed from Tipton. The Bull barrow brand boasts a wide range of wheelbarrows sold to 250 Garden Centres nationwide and has a strong presence on the internet due to a number of significant dropship arrangements with key players in the industry.

The development of a rolling machine allowed us to repatriate the production of all the Spyrabase products from eastern Europe and the far east and to allow the product to not only be available for quick despatch and delivery but also to maintain costs at the imported prices due to clever reengineering of the product range.

Our final association commenced only last year with Radius /Brilliant Garden Products. A range of ergonomically tested attractive garden and hand tools became available for distribution throughout our Garden Centre network and internet selling platforms. The product range fits our portfolio of quality and niche product ranges.

The development of our brands has enabled us to separate the assembly, distribution management of the own products into a separate unit. Commercial Feature Twenty years on, Three Way Pressings is now one of the most diverse manufacturing companies in the UK S