OVER 70 YEARS OF ACHIEVEMENT
Gibbs continues to innovate and invest in new technologies both onshore and offshore. Currently adopting cloud technologies to become more efficent and responsive to our client needs. Our staff are on a continuous training scheme in conjunction with our IT support company to improve our systems.
GIBBS ENGINEERING WAS ESTABLISHED
In 1946 Mr Alfred Gibbs spotted the opportunity to set up Gibbs Engineering. The North Wales coast was fast becoming the premier holiday destination. The demand for the fabrication services came from the development of new Holiday Parks, housing and the industrial sector that followed.
EARLY PRODUCTION SUCCESS
The solid reputation and the continued growth of Gibbs afforded it to introduce its own production lines to produce stillages and engine carriers for the motor industry. Working in Partnership with Thorpes Design Technology, the Company became a major supplier to the automotive industry of production line, handling and storage equipment.
DESIGN AND BUILD
Gibbs ventured into the Design and Build services. This awarded Gibbs with a substantial contract to design, manufacture and install the main production carrier lines at Vauxhalls in Ellesmere Port. This relationship still continues today, having recently completed a retro-fit of the 3rd phase carrier line for the new Vauxhall Astra.
EXPANSION AND RELOCATION
The continued expansion of Gibbs required larger facilities. The Company relocated into a new 28,000sqft Industrial Unit at the Port of Mostyn, Flintshire. This facility continued
introducing new production lines including Ifor Williams Trailers assembly parts. The new location opened further opportunities to work with the Offshore Industry.
RENEWABLE WINDFARM TECHNOLOGIES ARRIVE IN NORTH WALES
Supporting the surrounding Offshore Industry with the introduction of new windfarms off the North Wales coast, Gibbs reacted by investing in plant and equipment, staff training and Quality Systems. At this point, the Company achieved ISO9000 creditation as well as the appropriate high standards of Welder qualifications to meet the customers requirements.
TURBINE SERVICING CONTRACTS
Contracts soon followed Gibbs decision to train its workforce in offshore techniques. Contracts from Multinational companies involving weld repairs and retrofitting new parts to turbines which would constitute a major service of each turbine.
NOW AND THE FUTURE
As we continue to invest in acquiring new skills and procedures to service the Offshore Clients, a new and exciting era developed for Gibbs which was to be involved in the renewable energy sector. The Company has embraced the potential opportunities that has presented itself as a result of successfully completing Offshore Projects for major Clients. We are now looking forward to new opportunities within the Industry. Gibbs has now upgraded its ISO qualification to the 2015 standard after audit review. We are also obtaining certification in CE Marking which will open further opportunities for us over the coming years in the construction sector which we are planning on moving into by utilising our ISO and soon to have CE Marking certifications.