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2023

Our 3rd Amada HD-ATC Press-Brake with auto tool change installed.

2023

Reducing our carbon footprint further with a x600 PV solar panels & x2 100kw inverters, plus 204x LED vapour proof lights across the facility at site 2.

Haeger 824 WT 4e

2022

Our 3rd Haeger 824 WT 4e fastener inserting machine with auto bowl feeder installed.

2022

The acquisition of International House Holsworthy adding 46,000 sqft facility to support the ambitious on-going expansion plans.

2022

Reducing our carbon footprint with a 602sqm install of solar panels with 4 inverters plus 162x LED vapour proof lights across the facility at site 1.

2021

Flat Roofing Solutions Ltd were commissioned to replace two existing flat roofs at site 1 which had been in place since acquiring the site in 1995 totalling 12,000sqft.

Greenfield Website

2020

twdesigns is commissioned to refresh the company website, communications centre, media platforms and corporate identity.

Salvagini P1

2020

New Salvagnini electric P1 panel bender installed.

Zero Waste to Landfil

2019

Certified as a zero waste to landfill company.

Haeger 824 WT 4e

2019

Two new Haeger 824 WT 4e fastener inserting machines with auto bowl feeders installed.

30th Anniversary

2019

1989 – 2019 celebrating 30 years as market leaders in precision sheet-metal fabrication.

2018

The first Amada Ensis-AJ 3KW fibre laser with OVS in the UK is installed.

New Website

2017

twdesigns is commissioned for a total redesign company website with new features and content.

8000sqft of warehousing and manufacturing space

2017

An additional 10,000sqft of warehousing and manufacturing space acquired at Waldon Way.

Amada EMZ3612 RB

2016

The first in UK Amada EMZ3612 RB, Auto Sheet Loader and part remover punch cell was installed.

Amada HFE II CNC Press-Brakes

2016

Two new Amada HFE II CNC Press-Brakes installed.

Press brakes

2015

The first in UK to add a second Amada HD-ATC Press-Brake with automatic tool change installed.

Amada HD-ATC Press-Brake

2014

The first in UK Amada HD-ATC Press-Brake with auto tool change installed.

Two new Amada HD Press-Brakes added replacing the old HFB Press-Brakes.

2013

Two new Amada HD Press-Brakes installed.

Rebrand

2012

A complete re-branding process involving a new logo & website by twdesigns.

ASTRO-II 100nt Bending Cell

2011

The first UK fully automated Amada ASTRO-II bending cell with automatic tool change and part pallet remover is installed.

Amada EMZ 3610 NT

2011

The first UK manufacturer to install the new Amada EMZ 3610 NT, Automatic Tool Changer, Tower and Part Remover.

OHSAS 18001

2010

OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health & Safety standard is achieved.

additional site is acquired

2010

An additional site is acquired 10,000sqft at Waldon Way to house a second Nordson powder coating line giving a bigger process working envelope.

2009

Amada EML 3610 NT Punch/Laser Combination, Tower and Part Remover punch/laser combination cell is installed.

ISO 14001

2008

Greenfield is one of the first sheet metal sub-contractors to achieve ISO14001 Environmental Accreditation.

New office

2007

A new 2 story office suite extension is built.

2007

A second Salvagnini P4 panel bender is installed.

One of the first new generation of Amada's Astro100 NT Bending Cell was installed.

2006

The first in the UK of a new generation of Amada’s Astro100 NT Bending Cell is installed.

Amada automated sheet loader and part remover were added to the EMZ 3510 Electric turret punch.

2006

Amada automated sheet loader and part remover were added to the EMZ 3510 Electric turret punch.

The new 5000sqft warehouse is built adding additional storage.

2005

Additional 5000sqft warehouse is built adding production space.

First Amada EMZ 3510 Electric Turret punch was added replacing the Vipros 255.

2004

First Amada EMZ 3510 Electric Turret punch is installed.

ISO 9001

2004

Greenfield was awarded ISO9001:2000 Quality standard.

2003

An additional 4200sqft building added at Neet Way to house our Nordson powder coating line adding online curing ovens and three stag pre-treatments.

A Salvagnini S4.30, automated punch was installed, the first in the UK in a sub-contractor. An additional new Amada HFB press brake was added.

2002

The first Salvagnini S4 automated punch line was installed in a UK sub-contractor.

Amada HFB 50.20

2002

Additional 2 metre HFB Pressbrake increases bending capacity.

The first new Salvagnini P2 Performer panel bender was installed to fold increased production of larger panels and shelving.

2001

The first UK Salvagnini P2 Performer panel bender was installed to fold larger panels.

Greenfield installed its first Amada Laser the LC1212 Alpha and the first automation was added to the Vipros 255 turret punch the MP250 M Auto Sheet Loader + LKI PRII part remover.

2000

Greenfield installed its first Amada Laser the LC1212 and the first automation.

vipros 3610

2000

First automation is added to the Vipros turret punch LKI Sheet Loader and part remover.

A 10,000sqft extension was completed to house the growing sheet metal section.

2000

A 10,000sqft extension was completed to house the growing sheet metal section.

The Octo 334 was replaced with a brand-new Amada Vipros 255 turret punch and 2 new Amada HFB Press-Brakes and x1 ITS 2 25.12 press brake.

1999

Additional new Amada Vipros 255 turret punch.

Amada ITS

1999

Greenfield strengthens its small component folding adding Amada 2512 ITS2 Pressbrake.

Amada 100.3

1999

Greenfield installs 2 metre & 3 metre HFB Pressbrake’s giving cost-effective flexibility on CNC bending.

This year the company ceased trading as a partnership and is incorporated into a limited company.

1998

This year the company ceased trading as a partnership and is incorporated into a limited company.

Greenfield installed its first Nordson automated powder coating line.

1998

Greenfield installed its first Nordson automated powder coating line.

A second but first new Amada Arcade 210 turret punch was added to increase production. 

1997

A second but first new Amada Arcade 210 turret punch was added to increase production.

Frank and Michelle made the big decision to purchase a large empty factory on a two-acre site with plenty of potential to expand in the future. This was located in Holsworthy.

1995

The purchase of a large empty factory on a two-acre site with plenty of potential to expand in the future.

An additional third unit (800sqft) was added to the 7500sqft and a small manual powder coating facility is added to finish customer’s products.

1994

Pictured are 5 of Greenfields early apprentices. Far right is Gary Burnard who is now our Managing Director.

Greenfield purchased its first Amada Turret punch an Octo 334 as the business has steadily increased turnover bringing on board new customers offering larger production batch work.

1993

Greenfield purchased its first Amada Turret punch an Octo 334 as the business has steadily increased turnover offering larger production batch work.

The company had outgrown its current space. The decision was taken to move to the other side of the industrial estate taking two larger units totalling 7,500sqft to house new larger manufacturing equipment.

1992

The company had outgrown its current space. Two additional units totalling 8,000sqft were taken on to house new manufacturing equipment.

Promcam

1992

Greenfield’s adds RG 25-12 Promecam high speed up-stoking pressbrake with twin axis Hurco autobend 5G control.

Early picture of production which was done on a guillotine, manual press-brake and manual punch tooling.

1991

Early picture of production which was done on a guillotine, manual press-brake and manual punch tooling.

Safan

1990

First CNC pressbrake Safan UCK 2050 4 axis Cybelec control.

The business started in an 800sqft industrial unit in Bradworthy North Devon. Production was done on a guillotine, manual press-brake and manual punch tooling.

1989

The business started in an 1,500sqft industrial unit in Bradworthy. Pictured is a young Daniel Green starting his apprenticeship early.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Our workforce is our greatest asset and we understand that our future growth is determined by the technical skill and passion of our employees. When we’re tackling complex projects we need employees who have the skills for us to deliver engineering solutions.

Overview of Greenfield

OUR
HISTORY

Greenfield has been producing sheetmetal components since 1989. Read about how it all started from a small unit in Bradworthy, Devon with hand driven tools to today where we now have 2 sites, each at over 20,000 sqft and are market leaders in automation.

Accreditations

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ACCREDITATIONS

We hold many accreditation’s. These accreditation’s show our customers and suppliers Greenfields commitment to our operational processes. Certificates are available in a downloadable PDF format here

Frank & Michelle Green

ABOUT
GREENFIELD

Greenfield’s strong engineering core has continued to develop and expand over the years to now having an industry reputation for producing high quality precision sheet metal components and assemblies for any market place.