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Rotolok Celebrates 50 Years of Manufacturing
A move to its current 50,000-sq-ft headquarters has enabled the company to keep pace with the growing demand for its equipment.
Powder Bulk Solids Staff
October 9, 2023
2 Min Read
Rotolok Ltd recently celebrated 50 years since its foundation in 1973.Image courtesy of Rotolok Ltd
Rotolok Ltd recently celebrated 50 years since its foundation in 1973.
Founded by Dan McCauley with a £2000 overdraft, the business quickly outgrew its original premises, prompting a move to Bampton that helped establish Rotolok as a major player in the bulk handling industry.
With its commitment to manufacturing equipment within the UK, the business continued to expand through strategic acquisitions of other associated companies, including Solitec Engineering, Roots, and Blo-Tech. Through these acquisitions, the Rotolok Group offers complete turnkey solutions to its customers in the UK and overseas.
Expansion into the US market enabled the business to maintain its strategy of reinvestment through the purchase of state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment, such as laser cutting and CNC machining centers. The acquisition of its own foundry allowed Rotolok to maintain control over all aspects of the manufacturing process, from initial casting through to final assembly, enabling them to provide customers with high-quality valves and short delivery times.
Investment in its people has always been a key value at Rotolok, and they take pride in their continuous apprenticeship program, which has resulted in many apprentices remaining with the company. The highly skilled employees are the cornerstone of the business's success, and as the company continues to expand, Rotolok is proud to maintain its focus as a family business.
A move to the current 50,000-sq-ft headquarters in Tiverton has enabled the business to keep pace with the growing demand for its high-quality, British-made equipment, and provides space for future expansion. Recent investments, including a state-of-the-art robotic welding cell, exemplify Rotolok's commitment to its future, its staff, and its customers.
"We look back on our last 50 years with immense pride, but we also look forward with excitement and determination,” said Sean Swales, Rotolok group managing director. “The future holds endless possibilities, and we are well-equipped to embrace new challenges and seize emerging opportunities in this ever-changing and challenging business landscape."
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