Manufacturer of window and door construction systems, as well as standard machines.
Liquidation of Wadkin Ltd.. The manufacturer and trading company 'A L Dalton Ltd' takes over the rights and continues business further away from Nottingham.
Successor company has moved to new premises. Still have 115 employees, of whom 27 are experienced service technicians. They sell today for example moulding machines from Taiwan named Robinson. Wadkin nowadays manufactures only a very few moulders - but quite many band saws and moulding knives sharpening machines - about 20 machines a month. The main working field, in addition to service, is the work-up of old moulders. These are worked up, until they have good quality and are sold quite expensive.
Wadkin files bankruptcy -> successor company Wadkin Ultra Care.
Wadkin stopped production of CNC machines, some former employees went to the company Rye. Rye was a manufacturer of CNC machines, representation of Alberti.
Corporation with Gubisch - from this time on selling the GA 220 moulders about five years. After that the partnership broke up.
Company had 600 employees.
|1970 - 1980|
Absolute boom time. Main products were moulders (planers and moulders), double end tenoners, mortisers, angle plants, CNC-shapers as well as standard machines. The mortiser DMW ('Hammerschlag') was very popular and is still in demand very much. Wadkin had 3 locations:
Founded by John Wadkin and brother in law W. Jarvis. Partnership was not successful and Mr Wadkin left the company.