WEC Group opened a brand new office in Glasgow, Scotland to facilitate the company's rapid growth and to offer an improved working relationship with existing customers in the area.
Acquisitions & New Ventures
DNA Metalwork was founded as a way of strengthening operations at our Rotherham division, MTL Advanced, operating as a profiling and sheet metalwork "job shop".
WEC Group completed a multi-million pound partnership deal in May 2016 which saw the Coventry-based HTA Group join its growing family of businesses.
WEC Group acquired a 50% stake in commercial diving and hyperbaric product manufacturer Submarine Manufacturing & Products Ltd (SMP) to make both businesses stronger entities.
In February 2016, WEC Group acquired the 300,000 sq. ft. factory and 30 acres of land that has been occupied by MTL since 2011 to make room for further growth.
WEC Laser Opens Stafford Office
WEC Group opened its first office outside of the North in January 2016 to facilitate the growth of WEC Laser, and to improve working relationships with existing customers in the Midlands.
In February 2015, WEC Group completed a multi-million pound deal to bring steel engineering specialist, MTL Group out of administration, saving more than 135 jobs with over £10m of investments throughout 2015.
WEC Group kickstarted 2015 with the launch of a new £1m powder coating division based in Darwen, Lancashire which created 10 new jobs and improved the full range of manufacturing services on offer.
WEC invested in 6 acres of land at Walker Park, Blackburn to build a purpose built and fully automated 120,000 sq. ft. laser cutting "factory of the future" and new Training Academy.
In 2013, WEC Group launched brand new street furniture division, Goose Foot which created new opportunities in different markets, working on urban regeneration projects with councils and architects.
WEC opened its first facility in Yorkshire following the creation of Sherburn Metalwork Ltd, a company set up to manufacture bus frames to meet the requirements of the Group's largest contract at the time.
Blackburn-based fabrication company, SP Fabrications was acquired by WEC Group in 2010 to extend and improve the range of products and services on offer to customers.
WEC acquired Blackburn-based Nutter Aircrafts, an established precision engineering company, to add capacity and capability to its existing machining division.
WEC Group founded its new rail division, WEC Rail in 2009 to focus solely on the design and fabrication of rail products such as bridges, rolling stock metalwork and more.
In October 2008, WEC acquired Liverpool-based laser cutting company, 5750 Components Ltd which was first established as one of the first laser cutting companies in the UK.
WEC Group Training Academy was formed in 2006, offering five year apprenticeships in welding and fabrication to local school leavers.