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

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 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

The EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC had a fantastic 2017 with not only a podium finish in each
round, but overall winners of both the Drivers’ and the Constructors’ Championships. From –20º to +40ºC
M-Sport trust SWP power tools, welding and safety equipment. By professionals – for professionals!

2018

Italian designed and manufactured
Genset range of portable and static
Welder Generators launched

Translas Welding Fume Extraction
units added to the Workplace
Protection sector

Further success in the WRC as
M-Sport win the Drivers’ Championship
for the second successive year

2019

Edition Six Product Catalogue launched
in January with 488 pages and customer
branded versions available

Weldspares asset purchase
completed, including the FUTURIS
brand

2020

Due to continued growth, and in order to streamline our services, the Empress Park site
and the Farringdon warehousing facilities are consolidated into one 25,100 sq ft site:
Unit 1, Withins Point, Withins Road, Haydock Industrial Estate, Haydock WA11 9UD
The SWP head office continues to operate from Farringdon Industrial Centre