Est. 1956

Our History

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Over 65 years

in weld automation

KEY DATES IN KEY PLANT’S HISTORY, THE FOUNDATIONS TO OUR SUCCESS

Find out more about our illustrious history in the weld automation market.

1956

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

1956 Courtburn Welding

1980

Purchased Murex Positioning equipment from BOC.

1980 Murex positioning equipment

1995

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

Key Plant buys Liverpool facility

2001

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

Key Plant head office and works in Leek, Staffordshire UK

2003

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

2003 Liverpool site expanded with the purchase of Huntleigh Healthcare site

2006

Key Plant purchases the entire Rental Fleet from Sneep Industries (formerly Traffo Rent) in the Netherlands.

In 2006 Key plant purchases Sneep Industries in the Netherlands

2017

Key Plant further invests in it’s in-house capabilities portfolio, with the purchase of a Polyurethane (PU) Production Facility in the UK.

Polyurethane PU production

2019

As part of its continual growth and investment in the weld automation equipment market, Key Plant expands to the USA, opening an office and manufacturing & assembly facility in Houston, Texas.

Key Plant USA weld automation in North America

50 years manufacturing
and producing at key plant

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

Key Plant history

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