Therser's UK Legacy Brands, Wellman, Almor, Almor Group, Almor Wellman, Birlec, Wild Barfield timeline

Posted by Therser Sales Team on 21-Jul-2023 14:43:46

Almor Wellman can trace its history back to 1904. Prior to it’s acquisition by the Almor Group, the original Wellman business expanded through it’s own acquisition of a number of well-known names in furnace building such as Incandescent, Birlec, British Furnaces, Gibbons, Metalectric, CGE (Consultant Gas Engineers) Wild Barfield and Barlow Whitney. Today these brands all contribute to Wellman’s depth of technical expertise and knowledge of furnace manufacturing and operation.

 

1904

Where it all started

The combination of Almor and Wellman businesses within this division can trace their histories back to 1904, and incorporates the businesses and technology from several well respected UK furnace builders.

1919

Wellman, Smith, Owen Engineering Corporation

Incorporated as a private company.

1924

The Wellman Company was made public

Wellman

 

1938

Wellman acquired Basic Industries Equipment Company

WWII

Constructed many plants for making shells, some of which were exported; also made and fitted bridge laying equipment to tanks

WWII

1947

Acquired the shares of Wellman Bibby Co Ltd, specialists in torsional problems in power transmission.

1952

Opened branch engineering workshop at Kirkby in Liverpool and design office in Glasgow.

1947 - 1952

1960

Formed Wellman Smith Owen (Furnaces) Ltd

1960

1961

Incandescent LTD & Metalectric

Both companies were acquired by Wellman.

Industrial furnaces for every purpose

1965

Wellman Engineering Corporation established

1966

Brayshaw Furnaces were acquired by the Wellman Company

1976

Mormetfabs were established

Mormet fabs – alloy fabricator, heat treatment fixtures and furniture.

This is now the location of the Wellman facility in Tipton, near Birmingham.

Wellman

1978

Wellman acquired British Furnaces.

1980

BIRLEC was acquired by Wellman.

Thersers UK legacy brands

1982

Gibbons Furnaces was acquired by Wellman

Gibbons Furnaces

1984

Heat Treat Services established – acquired by Almor 

1998

Wild Barfield incorporating Barlow Whitney joined the Almor Group.

Marathon Process Controls were established.

Thersers UK legacy brands

2004

Almor Partnerships

Sealed Quench Furnace installations.

Pusher Tray Type Continuous Furnaces with Controlled Atmosphere.

Continuous Conveyor Belt Furnaces.

Ring Hearth Furnaces for Continuous Carburising and Press or Oil Hardening.

Continuous Roller Hearth Furnaces.

Rotary Hearth Furnaces with Controlled Atmosphere.

 

2005

CGE was acquired by Wellman

 

2009

The Almor Group acquired Mormetfabs based in Tipton.

Tipton the new Head Office for Wellman Furnaces.

2009

2013

Wellman Thermal Services consisted of 3 parts: Wellman Robey for boilers, Wellman Furnaces for Furnace Engineering, and Wellman Process Engineering for Vapourisors and crystallisation plant.

Thersers UK legacy brands

2015

Almor Ltd acquired Wellman Furnaces

Thersers UK legacy brands

2022

Therser UK acquired The Almor Group and all legacy brands, becoming Therser UK and Wellman furnaces.

Wellman Logo

 

Biz logo strip

 

We provide comprehensive servicing, parts, and general maintenance for all of these renowned brands.

For all enquires - sales@therseruk.com

Tel 01782 824453

 

Topics: History