Welcome to our first special member feature! Each quarter we will be speaking to a member company to delve into their business and learn some new and exciting facts. First up we have our longstanding member Worcester Presses…
Can you tell us about the history of Worcester Presses?
Worcester Presses was founded in 1932 as a division of Jones and Attwood. The Company was originally set up to manufacture 2 ton to 50 ton mechanical power presses, but as the years progressed, it expanded into other areas. In 1990, we became the UK and Ireland exclusive agents for Chin Fong mechanical presses and in 1998, became exclusive agents of Tomac coil handling equipment. 2005 became a Limited Company and have continued to expand. Fast forward to 2008, we became exclusive agents for Yeh Chiun hydraulic presses. Most recently, adding Lee Yih in press transfer systems to our range and moved to new premises in Dudley allowing us to offer complete press line assembly in house.
What does Worcester Presses specialise in?
We specialise in Worcester mechanical presses, Chin Fong mechanical power presses and Yeh Chiun hydraulic presses, also Tomac coil processing equipment, and a variety of press shop ancillary equipment.
What makes Worcester Presses stand out from our competitors?
We stand out from our competitors because of our technical support, on-site back-up by a team of trained engineers and our comprehensive 6-12 month service packages tailored to suit customers’ needs. We also have over £100,000.00 of spare parts in our central stores for rapid response and a manufacturing department in-house for machining of parts from raw material to finished product. We invest in apprentices and are quality assured ISO 9001: 2015. Worcester Presses also hold a range of presses available from stock at our works in Dudley.
What is something not many people know about Worcester Presses?
Our directors have over 80 year’s combined knowledge of Worcester Presses and products. We carry parts in stock and our engineers are available for call–outs 24 hours day. Our new premises comprise a 6,000 sq ft factory which allows us to deliver turnkey packages that reduce downtime on customer sites. If a standard press specification is required Worcester Presses hold a number of presses available at our new works in Dudley.
What is the main service you offer?
Our main service is the supply of mechanical, hydraulic power presses, coil handling equipment, after sales services and spares.
What products do you offer?
We offer a wide range of products, such as: Worcester mechanical presses, Chin Fong mechanical power presses (up to 3,000 tons), Yeh Chiun hydraulic presses (20 tons to 300 tons in C-Frame and 100 tons to 1,000 tons in straight frame configuration) and Tomac coil processing equipment. We also supply Lee Yih press transfer equipment, QDC and a variety of press shop ancillary equipment including guarding. Our sales team can specify individual machines and full turnkey packages tailored to customers specific requirements.
What are your company values?
To exceed customers’ expectations on value, quality, technical support and service back up.
What can we expect from Worcester Presses at the MACH 2020?
We have increased our stand space to give Worcester Presses a more customer focused area – plus, there will be new equipment to allow visitors to interact with during the MACH exhibition.
Why did Worcester Presses choose to join the MMMA?
We have been a member for 40 years. Originally it was only for manufactures of equipment directly involved within our market sector that worked well in the early days. However, MMMA has developed in recent years and opened up the member’s criteria allowing diﬀerent market sectors to become involved – which inturn has made the MMMA a great marketing force that we are proud to be a part of.