New WEC Academy Grand Opening

WEC Group officially opened its brand new
state-of-the-art Engineering Academy based in Blackburn, Lancashire.


WEC Plasma is Founded

WEC Group founded its new Plasma division, WEC Plasma in 2021 to focus solely on the design and high definition plasma cutting of products from stainless steel, mild/carbon steels and aluminium components.


HTA Group Office

HTA Opens Nottingham Office.

HTA Group opened a band new office in Nottingham, to facilitate the company's rapid growth.


WEC Group opens Scotland Office

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.


DNA Metalwork Founded

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".

HTA Group Joins WEC Group

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 & SMP Join Forces

WEC Group acquired a 50% stake in commercial diving and hyperbaric product manufacturer Submarine Manufacturing & Products Ltd (SMP) to make both businesses stronger entities.

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.


WEC Group Acquire MTL Advanced

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 Powder Coating Founded

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 Purchase 6 Acre Blackburn Site

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.


Goose Foot Street Furniture Launched

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.


First factory in Yorkshire Opened

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.

Vacuum Cooling Division Founded

WEC Cooling was founded in 2011 to manufacture, fabricate and install vacuum coolers for a variety of uses all over the world.


SP Fabrications Acquired

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 Rail is Founded

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.


WEC Acquire 5750 Components Ltd

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 Founded

WEC Group Training Academy was formed in 2006, offering five year apprenticeships in welding and fabrication to local school leavers.


Precision Engineers (Rishton) Purchased

Precision Engineers was purchased in 2005 in order to facilitate internal machining requirements and rebranded to Hi-Spec CNC under the WEC Machining division.