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WBCL was founded by the Greer family in Bromley, Kent, as a spin off from J W Greer Ltd, a long-established confectionery machinery manufacturer founded in 1919.
WBCL move into a brand new 4,000 sq./ft. factory in Sittingbourne, Kent to support higher demand.
As WBCL continues to grow from strength to strength, we expand further and move into a 10,000 sq./ft factory also in Sittingbourne.
WBCL manufactures its first conveyor in Sittingbourne, the Flex-Turn Conveyor.
The Spreader/Converger conveyor was launched. The conveyor was designed in house to meet the demands of the confectionery industry.
Don Greer set about choosing a new factory site and staying in Sittingbourne builds a 24,000sq./ft freehold factory, this remains our home today.
Flat-Flex® XT® belt was launched, a stronger version of the original Flat-Flex belt.
WBCL is reunited with Wire Belt Company of America, also a spin off from J.W.Greer Ltd in 1947.
WBCL acquired the assets of Food Engineering Developments Ltd, supplying spare parts and support for FED equipment.
German belt manufacturer joins the Wire Belt Family - Wire Belt purchases Industrielle Drahtsverarbeitung Osterloh, GmbH. The Osterloh Company has a history dating back over 130 years. As part of the Wire Belt Group, it is now called Wire Belt Company Osterloh GmbH.
WBCL launched the Shuttle Conveyor, a versatile piece of equipment that allows transfer of product by the rapid retraction of belt surface.
WBCL expanded its Sittingbourne factory, doubling production and stock holding facilities to 48,000 sq./ft.
C-CureEdge® was launched, designed with enhanced safety in mind, as well as to prevent belt catching during installation and operation.
WBCL wins the Enterprise and Training Award for Excellence, receiving special praise for being a supportive employer to young people, especially those on work experience placements.
WBCL achieves 57% export turnover to 89 different countries.
WBCL undertook an environmental project with the objective of achieving a sustainable future both financially and environmentally. A 100 KwP photovoltaic system was installed comprising of 420 panels.
WBCL celebrated its 50th anniversary with a visit from their local MP Gordon Henderson.
To further enhance its commitment to the environment, WBCL installed a second photovoltaic system consisting of 375 panels.
WBCL wins the Kent Excellence in Business Award for 'Manufacturer of the Year’ for the first time.
WBCL wins the PPMA (Processing and Packaging Machinery Association) Sustainability Award for its commitment to sustainability.
WBCL were joint national winners of eef: The Manufacturers Organisation Environmental Efficiency Award. The judges were impressed that we integrated environment into our mission statement.
WBCL also win the Kent Excellence in Business Award for ‘Apprenticeship of the Year’ The judges were blown away by its commitment to apprenticeships in Kent.
WBCL launched its new enhanced hygienic conveyor range, setting a new standard of hygienic design.
WBCL celebrated Frank Bones 50 years of loyal and committed service, the first person to reach the milestone in WBCL history. A truly proud moment for Frank, as well as WBCL.
WBCL celebrate 60 years of trading, marking the occasion with a variety of events and an anniversary logo.