About SWP | Specialised Welding Products Ltd

about SWP

Founded in 1991 Specialised Welding Products has firmly established itself as one of the UK's leading suppliers of Welding and Safety Equipment, whilst maintaining it's core beliefs of Quality, Service and Value, provided by a dedicated team with extensive product knowledge.
Our Head Office and Southern Distribution Depot is based in a 2800 sq m office and warehouse complex near Alton, Hampshire and it is from here we despatch orders from stock up to 7.00 pm for next day delivery.

Head Office and Southern Depot
We also have a Northern Depot in Haydock, just off the M6 at junction 23. As well as stocking the most popular product lines, it also offers our constantly evolving range of Air Tools, Air Compressors and Battery Powered Tools.This depot also offers next day delivery and from where you can collect your orders personally at the Trade Counter.

Northern Depot
Additionally, there is a Midlands Collection Point conveniently located in the heart of commercial Birmingham. SWP's impressive range of Welding and Safety Equipment, and the extensive Super6 range of consumables are available from here.

Midlands Collection Point
These three sites combine to provide nationwide delivery and collection of quality products allied to the welding industry - and beyond.

 
The focus and the philosophy of the company is defined by the management and their vision.

meet the TEAM



Jeremy Packer
Managing Director

Jeremy spent seven years working for a leading welding wholesaler. He spent a further seven years in the motor racing industry, including three with Formula 1 during which time he travelled extensively with the team. His earlier experience in various roles within the welding industry proved invaluable when, in 1997 Jeremy joined SWP and acquired the business in 2009. His passion for motor sport led to the sponsorship of M-Sport, supplying them with welding machines, equipment and air and battery tools as they race their way round the World Rally Championship circuits.
Nicola Packer
Human Resources

After 15 years in the fashion industry, Nicola joined SWP in 2000, primarily with the brief to overhaul Human Resources procedures. She continues to work part time, heading up the HR department. As well as bringing up the next generation of Packers, Nicola enjoys tennis, cooking and the occasional glass of wine.
Darren Clews
UK Sales Manager

After 10 years working in the South Pacific region, Darren joined SWP in September 2014 as UK Sales Manager. He has gained vast experience managing sales teams worldwide, whilst working for leading gas companies, welding distributors, wholesalers and manufacturers during his 34 years in the industry. Darren enjoys golf and watching the mighty All Blacks.
Paul Rudd
Operations/Marketing Manager

Paul joined Welding Torch Company Ltd in 1977 as a Stock Controller and moved on to wholesale purchasing as Group Product Adviser. Seven years later he left as the Sales Manager of the Engineering Division and was recruited by Parweld as Sales and Marketing Director. In 1992 Paul joined Wilkinson Star as Divisional Manager of Starparts. Paul has been SWP's Sales and Marketing Director since 2007. Based in Haydock he is responsible for Export, Purchasing and the Air & Battery Division. When he finds time Paul enjoys golf and watching Rugby League.
Andy Boot
Head of Finance

Andy joined SWP in May 2016. He graduated in Economic & Social History from Swansea University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1995. Andy has furthered his professional knowledge and experience in the manufacturing, wholesale and distribution sectors with specialist SME knowledge. Andy is always keen to speak with both customers and suppliers on any financial matters that they wish to raise with him. Andy enjoys watching most sports, is a keen road cyclist and plays football when time permits.

our PHILOSOPHY

Our core values are offering the widest choice of quality products selected from the best suppliers globally. This allows us to bring the latest products to the market, backed by a knowledgeable and dedicated after sales and technical support team with a passion for delivering on time.

In essence SWP delivers . . .

SWP TIMELINE

1991-2007
Specialised Welding Products
established by Tony Packer
with three employees
Based in Hampshire, the site has grown
to 2800 sq m of warehouse, office
and showroom facilities

2008
Northern depot opened in
Haydock. Orders can also be
collected from a Trade Counter
Air & Battery
Tools division
established

2009
Family buy-out sees Jeremy
Packer in the Managing
Director's chair

2010
Premium Safety Line established
featuring Kimberly Clark, Uvex,
Bollé, North, Honeywell, etc

2011
SWP commence sponsorship of M-Sport
supplying them with welding and battery
tools for their Ford Fiesta RS WRC

2012
Super6 range of consumables
added to the fourth edition
of the SWP Product Catalogue
SuperFlow regulators added
to complement the Super6
branding colourways
REDLINE Mig Turbo machines
launched specifically for the
automotive industry

2013
Midlands collection
point opened in
Birmingham
ProLine heavy duty Mig machines
range with separate wire feeders
introduced

2014
Fifth edition of the Product
Catalogue published with
426 pages featuring new
Mig, Tig, Plasma
Cutters and
Inverters
Abrasives also introduced
into the Manual Metal Arc
Section

2015
Second quarter sees the
introduction of a new range
of CEA machines

2016
Further expansion in the third quarter
as TBi Industries Mig, Tig, Plasma and
robotics torches range is introduced

2017
Northern Depot doubles its size in a
move to new premises in Haydock with
easy access to the M6 motorway