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Eltherington Invests £700,000+ In Advanced Metal Forming

1st July 2016

Eltherington, leading supplier of high quality metalwork solutions to the architectural and leisure home sectors, has invested over £700,000 in state-of-the-art bending and metal forming equipment.

These high-tech centres of excellence follow on in quick succession from a multi-million pound investment in a new manufacturing and office facility on Hedon Road in Hull. 

The innovative new equipment allows simultaneous CNC-controlled movement of multiple machine axes, which increases production capacity whilst maintaining folding accuracy. 

Already on stream, the new equipment is ensuring a rapid turnaround of orders by facilitating an extremely smooth and highly dynamic folding process. This has already resulted in a measurable increase in throughput and a substantial expansion of machine capacity. 

Even the smallest folds, of as little as 15 mm x 15 mm with a +/-0.5° accuracy, will be possible with the new equipment, with a maximum folding angle of 143° in metals up to 3mm thickness. This will provide the company and its customers with significant advantages in terms of design flexibility. 

This latest investment by Eltherington, which has been a leading manufacturer in Hull for the last 55 years and currently employs approximatley 200 people, will make a step change in its metal bending and folding capabilities. 

Being the most advanced bending and folding equipment currently available in the world means that it will be able to offer customers a greater range of standard and bespoke solutions. These include rainscreen cladding, roofline, column casings, perforated panels, window trims and other specialist fabrications. 

“We have invested in state-of-the-art bending and folding equipment to help meet our continued growth in the architectural metalwork and leisure home sectors,” said Antony Eltherington, Managing Director at Eltherington. “The investment adds an element of automation to the process of bending and folding large metal panels, offering customers all the advantages of efficiently produced, highly accurate solutions.” 

Eltherington’s architectural metalwork and leisure home solutions are widely specified to create striking designs that perform over the long term. All its architectural metalwork solutions are offered in a wide range of materials and finishes, such as anodised natural satin silver BS 3987, metallic Syntha Pulvin polyester powder coat 60 microns, plus anodised, pre-painted and duo ‘2 tone’ finishes. 

Antony added: “We offer one of the widest ranges of specialist metalwork solutions in the UK, along with unrivalled finishing options. I

nvesting in the new machinery will help us build on this as our company continues to grow.” Eltherington manufactures high quality metalwork solutions for the architectural, modular building and leisure home sectors. The company has supplied a number of prestigious projects including perforated metallic aluminium cladding for a new 27 storey complex in the heart of London, Polyester powder coated cladding for the new 11 storey headquarters of the LBBW Bank, Moscow, and internal and external facade solutions for Edinburgh International Conference Centre. 

For more information on the full range of products and services offered by the company, visit Alternatively, call the team on: 01482 320 336 or email:

1305 Hedon Road 01482 320 336

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