Rotolock Ltd are thrilled to mark a significant milestone – 50 years since our inception in 1973.
The journey began when its founder, Dan McCauley, started the business with a modest £2000 overdraft. Quickly outgrowing its initial premises, prompting a relocation to Bampton, a move that played a pivotal role in establishing Rotolok as a key player in the bulk handling industry. The companies commitment to the UK-based manufacturing has driven it to expand through strategic acquisitions of associated companies like Solitec Engineering, Roots, and Blo-Tech. Through these acquisitions, Rotolock Ltd have been able to provide complete turnkey solutions to its valued customers both in the UK and abroad.
Venturing into the US market allowed the company to uphold a strategy of reinvestment. It acquired state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment, including laser cutting and CNC machining centres. Its ownership of a foundry further enabled it to maintain control over the entire manufacturing process, from initial casting to final assembly, ensuring that Rotolock Ltd consistently delivers high-quality valves with short delivery times.
Investing in people has always been a core value at Rotolok. It takes immense pride in its ongoing apprenticeship program, which has seen many apprentices grow and stay with the company.
Its move to its current 50,000-square-foot headquarters in Tiverton has allowed it to meet the growing demand for its high-quality, British-made equipment and provides room for future growth. Recent investments, such as a state-of-the-art robotic welding cell, reflect the companies dedication to its future, workforce, and customers.
Reflecting on this remarkable milestone, Sean Swales, Rotolok Group Managing Director, shared, “We look back on our last 50 years with immense pride, but we also look forward with excitement and determination. The future holds endless possibilities, and we are well-equipped to embrace new challenges and seize emerging opportunities in this ever-changing and challenging business landscape.”