Spirotech-SRD – A brief company history
Spirotech was founded in 1979 by John Owen and Derek Wheldon who set up a small workshop in Great Staughton, mainly to produce screws and replacement flight segments for the agriculture and cement industry. By the early 1980’s Spirotech was employing 8 staff and continuing to grow month on month. John and Derek identified a gap in the market and made the brave move to take on a mortgage and erect a purpose built factory in St Neots, and by the mid-1980’s had moved on to the design and build of bespoke conveying systems. The market for these goods flourished and Spirotech started to export its products all over the world to a range of markets including food, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.
40,000 square feet factory
By the mid-1990’s Spirotech had grown to be one of the biggest and most well-respected suppliers to the bulk handling sector in the UK. This in turn led to the need for even further expansion and by the late 1990’s Spirotech had moved again to a 40,000 square feet factory enabling the business further room for growth.
Forming the Spirotech-SRD Group
During early 2005 Spirotech was sold to the SRD Group – a move which introduced silos and pressure vessels, along with screw conveyors, in to the scope of supply which opened up new markets for both companies. Since Spirotech and SRD were merged together the level of investment now exceeds £3 million, paving the way for Spirotech-SRD Group to continue to be at the forefront of its sector right across the globe.
New service and maintenance facility in York
2013 saw Spirotech-SRD Group open its doors to a new service, maintenance and spares division based in York. This has allowed Spirotech-SRD to offer service plans for all the equipment produced, plus spare parts. The service team are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For further information about this service please don’t hesitate to contact Spirotech.
Over the last 35 years Spirotech has built its reputation on quality products engineered to the highest level. Spirotech today employs over 70 staff, some of which have been with the business since its doors opened in 1979, and remain the life blood of the company ensuring their years of experience is passed on to the next generation of staff.