Manufacturing and Engineering Magazine Volume 425 - January 2016 - Page 36

MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING A TAYLOR & SON OVER 150 YEARS OF ENGINEERING SUCCESS With a history spanning 3 centuries A.Taylor & Son are a true engineering success story. 4 In an industry decimated in recent times the company, which still today remains a family run concern, has grown to operate from 4 sites in the once thriving industrial capital of Yorkshire, Leeds. Evolving from humble sheet metal workers to precision fabrication and machining engineers the business has tackled many challenges throughout the years, none more critical than the recent relocation of its head office and machining facility. It is not by coincidence that A.Taylor & Son decided to relocate and put down its roots in the historical home of engineering - Hunslet. Since beginning work for the Oil and Gas industry in the 1970’s the company has experienced steady growth and continues to move forward with a willingness to meet the needs of a very demanding client base, a key 34 factor to its success. Such a breadth of knowledge cannot be underestimated and it is the main reason A.Taylor can count some of the world’s leading equipment suppliers as core customers. For over 150 years ‘Taylormade’ products have been supplied to almost every industry in the world and continue to ensure A.Taylor remain at the forefront of modern day engineering. The company’s key fabrication facility is still based at Weaver Street, a 30,000ft2 site with 6 modern bays served by a variety of cranes with a maximum single lift of 50 tonnes. With the recent opening of an equally impressive machine shop of similar capacity the lean towards medium to heavy engineering sets A.Taylor & Son aside from many other fabricators in the MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING MAGAZINE