60+ years of Sweetnam & Bradley
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.
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.
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.
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
6,000 sq. ft extension is added to the premises. Achieved BS5750 Part 2 (Now BS EN ISO 9001:2015) certification
Old office block completely refurbished and a further 3,500 sq. ft extension added
Achieved BS EN ISO 9001:2015 certification
Nigel Johnson and Christian Olejnik conduct a management buyout. Michael Hannon retires from the company
CNC mill commissioned
Dedicated CNC milling section added with additional CNC mill commissioned
Renovation & Flooring
Renovation of existing spray shop to provide 'clean room' environment. New Tremco flooring systems laid in Powder and Solvent areas.
Fibre Optic Laser Cutting System
2kW Fibre Optic Laser Cutting System commissioned (Mazak Optiplex 3015)
2014 - September
FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) Bronze Accreditation September 2014
2014 - October
Amada HFE 1003 3i 7 Axis Press Brake Machine commissioned October 2014
Haas VF-4 Vertical Machining Centre commissioned January 2015
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.'
Additional Pemserter 4 series
3 Amada HFE M2 5012 CNC Benders
Vixen VM42 'Jetair' Grit and Bead Blaster
Welding accredited to BS4872-1:1982
ISO 9001:2015 Accreditation
New additions to our production area
A ‘Timesaver 2200’ Line Graining machine
A ‘Nitrocube’ Nitrogen Generator