EST. 1956

OUR HISTORY

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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
1956 Courtburn Welding

1980

Purchased Murex Positioning equipment from BOC.

1995

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

1956 Courtburn Welding
1956 Courtburn Welding

2001

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

2003

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

1956 Courtburn Welding
1956 Courtburn Welding

2006

Key Plant purchases the entire Rental Fleet from Sneep Industries (formerly Traffo Rent) 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
Key Plant USA weld automation in North America

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.

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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