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Grantham Engineering celebrate 65 years

Midlands-based engineering firm marks a milestone in the production of vibratory process equipment

NEXT month Grantham Engineering Ltd will celebrate their 65th anniversary having survived difficult trading conditions and recessions, which during the past three decades have resulted in the failure of many well-known companies in the engineering industry.

The Grantham-based company was founded in July 1946 as the Grantham Electrical Engineering Co. Ltd with the aim of carrying out electric motor rewinds and repairs, and electrical contracting work in the local area.

The new business expanded steadily and in 1958 the company, having identified a growing specialist market for vibrator motors, produced its first industrial model. This proved highly successful and was subsequently developed into a complete range of machines marketed under the Invicta Vibrators name.

Continuous development, improvement and expansion of this range has seen Invicta Vibrators become the UK’s largest manufacturer of industrial vibrators, and one of the largest globally, with a range of machines that is now among the most extensive available anywhere in the world.

Having established the vibrator business, Grantham Engineering followed up by designing and marketing their own vibratory screens, feeders, conveyors and grizzlies. This led, in 1987, to the acquisition of Mogensen Sizers Ltd and the consolidation of the two groups into a single range of vibratory process equipment marketed under the Mogensen Raw Materials Handling name.

Today, the Grantham Engineering holding company remains in private ownership and has 16 official distributors worldwide. The company as a whole regularly exports some 48% of its output, while the Invicta Vibrators division alone derives around 75% of its turnover from exports.

Colin Pask, current managing director and son of the company’s founder, says he attributes the organization’s continuing success to its concentration on a market for niche products requiring high-quality manufacture, and to carefully thought-out investment in product and market development, and in production facilities.

 

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