Lighting & power
Heating and power generation manufacturer in Cannock, Staffordshire
Aggreko plc is the global leader in the rental of power and temperature control.
They help companies increase profits by creating opportunities, solving problems and reducing risk using our unique network of global locations, equipment and technical services.
With over 100 locations in more than 30 countries they offer 24/7 services to companies across a variety of industries.
Aggreko prides itself in inspiring confidence in its customers worldwide:
Confidence in the equipment and services we provide.
Confidence in the promises we make.
Confidence in the relationships we build.
Confidence in the knowledge that we always get the job done.
Over the years, a wide range of specialised generators have been developed by Aggreko to meet the ever-expanding needs of our customers. Effective temperature control can result in longer life for your operating equipment, higher productivity, and less downtime.
Aggreko is the global leader in rental solutions for power generation and temperature control systems. They help their customers improve and safeguard their operations by improving productivity, creating opportunities and assisting with Contingency Planning.
With their network of local service centres, problem solving expertise and 24-hour emergency availability, their customers always have the equipment and support they need.
Decorating equipment manufacturer in Chandler’s Ford, Hampshire
Draper Tools started out in 1919 when the founder, Bert Draper, sold government surplus and tools around the Kingston Upon Thames’ markets. This led to the purchase of the original warehouse, from which the Draper Tool Company Limited as we know it today was born, although at this time it was known as B. Draper & Son Limited and owned the trademark B.D.S. Although Drapers sold its own brand as early as this time, it was also a quality Engineers Merchant and Tool Wholesaler, selling brands well known today, such as, Britool, King Dick, Elliott Lucas, etc.
Bert Draper Passed away in 1963 and control of the Company passed to his son Norman. With the increased business and cramped conditions at Kingston, Norman purchased the freehold rights to the current premises in Chandler’s Ford, Hampshire at auction in 1963. Norman pushed the business forward dramatically and developed the ‘Draper’ brand as we know it today, by importing quality tools from all around the World. He also established ‘exclusive’ relationships on a family to family basis, with such Companies as Elora and Knipex, which still exist today.
Norman died in 1994 and the Company is now run by his son, John. His wife Joan, who passed away in 1999, produced, almost single-handedly, the Company’s first type-written catalogue in 1953. This level of family involvement would be rare in any other company of this size in the UK… But then Draper Tools is no ‘other company!’
John took over the reins in 1992 with the task of taking the company into the new century. Draper Tools continues to thrive on a mixture of inward investment, active support for the independent stockist, striving for operational efficiency and all underpinned by the golden rule since 1919 – Guaranteed Quality. The current premises in Chandler’s Ford have been added to considerably since its purchase and has now reached a size of 535,000 sq.ft. It is now probably the largest stock of tools in one place in the UK.
Construction equipment in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
In every corner of the world you’ll find a JCB machine. JCB is one of the world’s top three manufacturers of construction equipment. We employ around 12,000 people on four continents and sell our products in 150 countries through 2,000 dealer depot locations.
Throughout our 68 year history, we have always invested heavily in research and development, keeping JCB at the cutting edge of innovation.
Today, JCB has some of the finest engineering facilities across the globe, produces a range of over 300 machines and maintains a reputation for unrivalled customer service.
JCB, a truly world-class and still family owned company.
History of JCB
The very first machine that Mr JCB built was a tipping trailer he made using a £1 welding set and sold at the local market for £45! That was in 1945.
In 1948, there were 6 people working for the company which then made a hydraulic tipping trailer – the very first in the whole of Europe.
In 1953, along came the first machine to be stamped with the JCB logo you see on machines today. This was a Backhoe Loader (what we all call a digger!) and it’s the machine that everyone nowadays calls a JCB.
In the 1960s, Mr JCB began the tradition of cool JCB stunts to publicise the company name. This is how the world-famous Dancing Diggers started. If you’ve never seen the Dancing Diggers before please view our quick movie.
Today, JCB has over 7,000 employees and we make 279 different machines. But we’re still based in the Midlands so we’ve got our own JCB jet and helicopter that we use to fly in our customers.
Lighting manufacturer in Stamford, Lincolnshire
Ritelite (systems) Ltd is a British group of companies that design, manufacture and supply a range of portable lighting products, utility products, light bulbs and battery charging solutions.
With more than 25 years of industry experience we focus on offering customers high quality, technical, lighting and electronic solutions. We are flexible; we think outside the box and are continually developing new products to meet customer requirements.
Our in depth in-house knowledge of battery charging and lamp technology especially LED technology gives us full control over the design of our portable lighting solutions ensuring we are achieving maximum efficiency and maximum output from our products.
Company development history
Ritelite (systems) Ltd was first started in 1988 by the current Managing Director Marcus Batty.
The first portable rechargeable lighting products were launched in 1990 and have seen continued evolution and development.
In 1992 Exegon Ltd was acquired to give in house expertise in battery chargers and charging solutions to support Ritelite’s developing portable lighting portfolio.
The Prolite Lamps division was set up in 1993 to create partnerships with selected Lamp divisions in Asia with Lightbulbs supplied to distributors and OEMs in the UK and Europe.
In 1994 the Utilities division was set up to expand the range of products to existing customers