TB Davies (UK) has been chosen as a regional winner for Wales in the HSBC Business Thinking initiative.
Designing and manufacturing aircraft ground support equipment has helped sales at TB Davies (UK) take off since the firm was founded in 2003 by managing director and majority shareholder Steve Meredith.
Employing 85 people in Bridgend with annual sales of £6m, the company’s commercial aviation bridges, steps and other equipment help get cargo and passengers on and off aircraft.
In addition, the company makes military ground support equipment, supplying customers including the Ministry of Defence and General Electric. Read this post
Two companies from Wales have been announced as the regional winners in HSBC’s Business Thinking initiative to find the UK’s most innovative and forward – thinking businesses. Chepstow Plant Services, based in Newport, and TB Davies (UK), from Cardiff, were selected from six regional finalists and will be awarded up to £6million in lending, plus a financial reward of up to £120,000 each (2% of their borrowing paid back).
The winners of the Business Thinking initiative were announced at an awards dinner, held at the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff, following their return from a Thought Exchange visit to Paris. Read this post
Steve Meredith, MD at T B Davies (UK), discovered different approaches to business while on his HSBC Business Thinking Thought Exchange to Paris.
T B Davies (UK) is one of the regional finalists in the HSBC Business Thinking initiative.
T B Davies (UK), part of a family of companies which has its origins in the 1940s, began life as a small fabrication company in 2003.
The experience of the founder Steve Meredith in the military and aviation sectors, together with the long trading history of sister company T B Davies (Cardiff) forged a successful partnership, leading to the company becoming a UK market leader within a very short time. Read this post
Emerging GSE solutions provider T B Davies, has further enhanced its reputation as a complete package provider to Airline ramp Maintenance teams by supplying a wide range of equipment to Kuwait airways in support of its London Heathrow operation. In a recent successfully completed contract, T.B. Davies provided launch products including wheel change trailers, wheel change dollies, nitrogen trollies and a vehicle mounted man lift. The project included some collaboration with other GSE providers to enable the airline to single source all their ramp maintenance equipment from one supplier. Read this post
TBDUK recently launched a new range of Ground Support Equipment vehicles at the InterAirport Trade Show in Munich 2011 and these are now starting to hit airport ramps around the world. Designed to fit a number of chassis, the large 2,500 litre tanks quickly supply or remove potable water from aircraft up to A380 & B747. Read this post
Steve Meredith Managing Director of TB Davies (UK) Ltd is pictured cutting the first sod of the new extension to the TB Davies (UK) manufacturing plant on the Waterton Estate, Bridgend. Mr Meredith is flanked by David Gray (Director) and Patrick Gray Chairman of the TB Davies Group of Companies, also in the picture is Technical Director Phil Summers. Read this post
May 21 2010 by Graham Henry, Western Mail
A SOUTH WALES manufacturer of airline maintenance products is aiming to double its turnover to £10m in the next five years as part of its ambitious expansion plans.
TB Davies UK is an offshoot of its Cardiff parent company, access equipment manufacturer TB Davies. It was established in 2002 and has since expanded to take on 85 employees and moved to an all-purpose headquarters in Bridgend. Company projections show that the turnover of the firm is set to increase to £5m this year and the company plans to expand further to cope with demand on the back of increased export capabilities. The firm also acquired the handling equipment manufacturer Owen Holland Engineering in August last year, which meant that the company became “one of the largest and well-balanced providers” of ground-support equipment. Read this post