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About

Over Thirty Years of Engineering Excellence

XL Engineering Trading was established in 1990 by its current directors, operating from a rented property in Talke, Staffordshire. In 1996 with the business steadily growing; there was a need for bigger premises and the decision was taken to purchase land in Sandbach, Cheshire, where our purpose built factory stands.  In 2012 we increased its size further from 11,000 to 20,000 sq ft with the addition of our dedicated finishing unit.

The strategic location, situated just off junction 17 of the M6 means we have ideal road and transport links for our own fleet comprising – 4×4 pick up, 3.5ton dropside  and 7.5 ton curtainsider vehicles.

The continuous growth of XL Engineering stems from our investment in both equipment and the people who work here.

We have formed many long term relationships with our valued customer’s we are able to suggest cost savings where possible and also develop new products where appropriate.

We operate over 6 days a week Monday to Saturday using a split shift system to ensure you get what you need, when you need it.

Timeline

1990

1990

Company founded in Talke, in a temporary rented premises.

1992

1992

Quality system introduced to manage workflow.

1996

1996

Land was purchased in Sandbach. The company was moved into its long standing purpose-built facility.

1998

1998

Multi-purpose bespoke management system software, built in-house was installed. This allows us to work from initial order to final invoice entirely through our own workflow. Our team has constantly worked on and improved these systems throughout the years allowing us to be very flexible to our current technological environment.

1998 – 2010

1998 – 2010

Continually upgrading and replacing machinery, increasing customer base and production capacity.

2010

2010

Our first Laser was installed, allowing for a maximum sheet size of 2500×1250.

2011

2011

Company IT system completely overhauled and upgraded.

2012

2012

Laser upgraded to the current Trumpf 3030 4KW max sheet size 3000×1500. Factory extension.

2013

2013

Painting facility upgraded. Powder Coating and Phosphate washing installed. Management plan formulated to ensure continued growth.

2014

2014

Implementing management plan further and increasing capacity where possible. 250 ton 4 metre long press purchased

2016

2016

3D Modelling software purchase to enable us to improve our service and reduce lead times. Environmental Management System has now been approved to ISO 14001:2015

2017

2017

New Powder coating plant installed – Automated track, 5 stage online pre-treatment, curing oven with 2 manual guns. Quality Management System now accredited to ISO 9001:2015. Kreon Ace portable CMM purchased to further strengthen our Quality Team.

2019

2019

Further I.T. system upgrades administered. Continual upgrades to both software and hardware throughout the company.

2020

2020

Land is purchased behind our current facility and plans are drawn up to begin work on converting the area to another purpose built factory. This is an increase of a further 0.31 acres (1,284m²) of land.