Forge worker retires after 46 years

1965 was a memorable year for Geoff Busby. Aside from the recollections of The Beatles, floral shirts and flared trousers it was in May of that year that he joined Henry Williams in the machine shop. He changed roles a couple of times during that decade but then settled in the forge where he worked […]

Henry Williams invited to Parliament

Darlington-based Henry Williams Limited was one of only 40 businesses nationally asked to display a product at Made By Britain, a project launched today (Wednesday, July 6, 2011) by the Associate Parliamentary Manufacturing Group to promote the best of Britain’s manufacturing ingenuity and quality. Henry Williams, a major supplier of products for the UK’s rail […]

20 year service award

Steve Ward joined the Fabrication department of Henry Williams in 1991. He has since progressed through Setter / Operator and Leading Hand to his recent appointment as Production Engineering Technician and today received his award from the company for 20 years service. During that time he has seen many changes both to the company and […]

Rail contract hat-trick!

Henry Williams, while a multi-disciplined engineering business operating in numerous markets, has a long association with the UK’s railways infrastructure, having supplied control and signalling equipment since 1883. Henry Williams is currently celebrating a hat-trick of orders on high-profile railway enhancement projects. *Manufacture and supply of 43 Functional Supply Points (FSPs) for First Capital Connect’s […]

Network Rail Maintenance Exhibition

Network Rail has organised the Westwood Plant and Equipment Event at their premises in Coventry where they made a series of technical presentations to representatives of their maintenance teams from across the network. Henry Williams was pleased to be invited to provide examples of their range of track and signalling products as part of an […]

Traffex 2011 Highways Exhibition in Birmingham

Henry Williams has exhibited at the UK’s largest highway products exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham. Henry Williams has once again highlighted their range of highways products at Traffex – the UK’s largest highways exhibition. The stand at the three day event, which was held at the National Exhibition Centre, enabled the company to showcase its […]

Young people helped with work experience placements

Young people are the hardest hit when it comes to struggling to find jobs. With no work record and no real work experience under their belts, employers can be hesitant when it comes to taking them on. But now a new work experience scheme has been set up to help 18 to 21 year olds […]

Engineers at the hub of contract for new armoured vehicles

Henry Williams Limited has supplied forgings in support of an urgent order for a new fleet of armoured vehicles for troops in Afghanistan. HWL have provided more than 1,000 forged parts for 200 light-protected patrol vehicles for the British Army and a further 20 vehicles for the US Army. The parts – two elements of […]

Engineering Firm Announces Key Appointment

Henry Williams Limited, of Darlington, which has been a major supplier to the UK’s railway network since 1883, has appointed Andrew Nelson as Managing Director. “Henry Williams has a long and illustrious history, but more importantly it has an exciting future ahead of it, and I feel privileged to be able to lead the company […]

Workers say ‘tar’ very much for factory upgrade

Henry Williams Limited has carried out a major upgrade of its welding operations. The £150,000 project is the latest stage in a major ongoing investment in Henry Williams’ factory complex in the Albert Hill area of Darlington, which the company has occupied for 99 years. The company has already spent well over £1.5million improving buildings […]