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History

60+ years of Sweetnam & Bradley

Malmesbury Station

In 1955 Arthur Bradley and James Sweetnam formed a partnership "Sweetnam & Bradley" working on electrical assemblies at their first official premises at Bristol Road, Malmesbury. Both came from an electronics background with Arthur Bradley working for the BBC, where he was involved with radio and the early days of television.

In 1970 the company moved to a purpose built facility on the Gloucester Road Industrial Estate. Since then the company has moved with the times, with the first CNC punching machine being installed back in 1985.

Since this time, additional extensions have been added to the original facility, with the total work area now exceeding 20,000 square feet. We have procured additional Amada CNC machines and have continually reinvested in both plant and workforce.

We are now the premier sheet metal work company in Wiltshire.

Timeline

1955 Sweetnam & Bradley forms

Arthur Bradley and James Sweetnam form a partnership "Sweetnam & Bradley" working on electrical assemblies at their first official premises at Bristol Road Malmesbury. Both came from an electronics background with Arthur Bradley working for the BBC where he was involved with radio and the early days of television.

1970 Old station site premises

We become the first company to occupy purpose built premises on the old station site, next to the engine shed, which is the one building remaining from the old days of the railway.

1985 First CNC punching machine purchased

We become computerised in both production and administration. Our first CNC punching machine (a Pega 344) is purchased from Amada

1993 Premises extended

6,000 sq. ft extension is added to the premises. Achieved BS5750 Part 2 (Now BS EN ISO9002) certification

1996 Refurbishment

Old office block completely refurbished and a further 3,500 sq. ft extension added

2003 Certificates obtained

Achieved BS EN ISO 9001:2000 certification

2008 Management buyout

Nigel Johnson and Christian Olejnik conduct a management buyout. Michael Hannon retires from the company

2011 CNC mill commissioned

Dedicated CNC milling section added with additional CNC mill commissioned

2012 Renovation & Flooring

Renovation of existing spray shop to provide 'clean room' environment. New Tremco flooring systems laid in Powder and Solvent areas.

2013 Fibre Optic Laser Cutting System

2kW Fibre Optic Laser Cutting System commissioned (Mazak Optiplex 3015)

2014 - September Accreditation

FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) Bronze Accreditation September 2014

2014 - October Machinery commissioned

Amada HFE 1003 3i 7 Axis Press Brake Machine commissioned October 2014

2015 Machinery commissioned

Haas VF-4 Vertical Machining Centre commissioned January 2015

2016 London Underground

Proudly working with London Underground's Bakerloo line refurbishment: 'S&B awarded metal work contracts for Bakerloo Life Extension Project for T9 – T36. These contracts will run through to 2018.'