History

In May 2011 the company was founded by 3 directors: Jon Head, Andrew Bowyer and Chris Bowyer. All three have significant expertise and experience in MRO market.

The company has shown very strong growth throughout the 5 full financial years of operation. For instance, in third full year end 30th September 2015, again the company has seen a 50% increase in turnover over the previous year.

As the company has grown, so has our capability of servicing account customers. Starting from a relatively small base in Dudley, a branch office and second warehouse was opened in Telford in April 2014.

Timeline:

Jan 2011 - Initial discussions, business plan and strategy formulated between founders

May 2011 - Engineers Mate Ltd registered as a Company in England and Wales

Jan 2012 - The launch of online store, www.engineersmate.com and first order processed and delivered

July 2012 - Opening of Warehouse in Kingswinford

Jan 2013 - Launch of www.acelectricmotor.co.uk a dedicated on-line store for Electric Motors

Jan 2014 - Engineers Mate becomes the 20th member of IADA, www.iadaltd.co.uk, the Independent Authorised Distributor Alliance.

Jan 2014 - Appointed official distributors fo FAG, NTN-SNR, Renold

Mar 2014 - Opening of our new Telford operation with a 5,000 sq ft distribution centre.

May 2014 - Engineers Mate wins The Express and Star "Young Business of the Year" award.

Sep 2014 - Sales exceed more than £1m

Mar 2015 - Launch of www.gearedmotorsuk.com, a dedicated webstore for Industrial Gearboxes.

Jun 2016 - Appointed Official Distributors of WEG Electric

Jul 2016 - Engineers Mate becomes a multi-million pound company, sales exceed £2m per year

Jan 2017 - Rob Beech is appointed as a director and joins the board.

Feb 2017 - Engineers Mate launches dedicated on-line services headed up by Andy Bowyer

Feb 2017 - Sales forecasted in excess of £3m pa

Jun 2017 - The appointment of two new external Sales Engineer, total number of staff up to 18

 

Andy Bowyer, Director at Engineers Mate®: The larger facility in Telford has given us the opportunity to move our growing distribution capability. This has improved efficiency, created more space at Dudley and allows us to provide very high quality delivery services to all our customers.

In Dudley we have our technical team who discuss and resolve customer queries and issues. We have also expanded our sales team across the Dudley and Telford branches, and we have experienced some excellent results from taking on young apprentices and putting them through our development programme.

Global Presence

We all know the world - wide appeal of the internet is immense and through our excellent delivery channels, we have repeat overseas customers as far away as Australia, for instance, where we have delivered several shipments of bearings to the Australian Navy. We also have repeat customers in Texas, California and the Northern States of the USA. Closer to home, we ship products to Western and Northern Europe every day.

For more information on how Engineers Mate® can help support your business please contact our Head Office on 01384 402410.