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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.

1956 Courtburn Welding

1980

Purchased Murex Positioning Equipment from BOC.

1956 Courtburn Welding

1995

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

1956 Courtburn Welding

2001

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

1956 Courtburn Welding

2003

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

1956 Courtburn Welding

2006

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

1956 Courtburn Welding

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.

1956 Courtburn Welding

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.

1956 Courtburn Welding

1995

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

1956 Courtburn Welding

2001

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

1956 Courtburn Welding

2003

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

1956 Courtburn Welding

2006

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

1956 Courtburn Welding

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.

50 years manufacturing and producing at Key Plant.

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

Key Plant history