There aren’t many companies that can boast the pedigree of ours. Based in the birthplace of the industrial revolution, the great city of Birmingham, we boast a continuous history of high quality metalwork since 1892.
We began life manufacturing the humble bottle stopper – hence our name! However, we soon diversified into the manufacture of components. At first, we were focused on parts for cycles … but over the years we’ve come to be known as guarantors of press and machining quality in every sector.
We’re proud of our history – it’s made us who we are today. But it’s also an inspiration to keep us always fixed on what’s next. Through that focus on the future we know we’ll keep attaining the high levels of service and quality which will enable us to be here in another 120 years, too!
The Story So Far
1892 – The Birmingham Stopper Company is established, manufacturing bottle stoppers.
1900 – The company’s name is changed to The Birmingham Stopper & Cycle Components Company, to reflect the increasing manufacture of bicycle components.
1945 – By this time the truck and off-high-way industry are the Company’s largest markets
1985 – Acquisition of the profiler and fabricator, Heaton Ward Limited
1992 – The Company’s Centenary year is commemorated by our name reverting to Birmingham Stopper
1993 – A period of growth begins with the acquisition of Birmingham Auto Pressings
2003 – Acquisition of Hockley Auto Limited
2005 – Acquisition of Hickton Pressings
2006 – Acquisition of the pressing business of copal castings Ltd
2006 – Acquisition of Bunting Sheet Metal Limited
2007 – Acquisition of Chantry Manufacturing
2013 – Acquisition of Wilden Engineering Limited
2013 – Acquisition of Blackpole Jig and Tool Limited
2015 – Acquisition of Hussey Gwenda Products Limited
2015 – Acquisition of Pressed Metal Products Limited