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Our History

The foundations to our success.

Products

RENT/HIRE

PROJECT WORK

1956 Courtburn Welding

1956

Where it all began.. as Courtburn welding acting as agents for Yates & Macobe Positioning Equipment.

1980 Murex positioning equipment

1980

Purchased Murex Positioning Equipment from BOC.

Key Plant buys Liverpool facility

1955

Key Plant moves into Liverpool facility (25,500sq ft.) on Regent Road.

Key Plant head office and works in Leek, Staffordshire UK

2001

Purchases Bode facilities and factory, a 6 acre site with 70,267sq ft of factory from Bode Positioners in Leek, Staffordshire

2003 Liverpool site expanded with the purchase of Huntleigh Healthcare site

2003

Expands Liverpool facility, purchasing an 47,571 sq ft from Huntleigh Healthcare.

In 2006 Key plant purchases Sneep Industries in the Netherlands

2006

Key Plant purchases the entire rental fleet from Sneep Industries (fomerley Traffo Rent) in the Netherlands.

Polyurethane PU production

2017

Key Plant further invests in it’s in-house capabilities portfolio, with the purchase of a polyurethane (PU) production facility in the UK.

Key Plant USA weld automation in North America

2019

As part of our continual growth and investment in the welding automation market we expand to North America. Opening a Key Plant USA office, and manufacturing & assembly facility in Houston, Texas.

Key Plant history

50 YEARS

Manufacturing and producing at Key Plant.

Steve ‘Clay’ Clayton – 1970 (aged 17) to his retirement in 2020.

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