Brooks Forgings Ltd is an engineering company built on versatility and diversification, evolving over the years to service the requirements of many industries worldwide.
The company was first established in 1960 by the current Chairman Clive Brooks (pictured right) under the name S Brooks & Sons. Within a year the company had half a dozen oliver blocks and a well established reputation for doing oddwork and specials.
In the early 1980's the company moved to Doulton Road, Cradley Heath. This was to expand the manufacturing, warehouse and workforce capacity.
A proportion of hot forging equipment and tooling was purchased from the closure of Benjamin Priest & Sons in 1984. It was this step forward that helped Brooks Forgings establish a foothold in the hot forged bolt and fastener market.
We purchased all plant machinery and tooling from Woodhouse Brothers in 1992. The machinery had to be removed within 2 weeks. The most valuable asset we acquired was a number of highly skilled staff, many of whom are still in the employment of Brooks Forgings today.
Premises and all plant machinery and tooling was purchased from Vulcan Drop Forgings Ltd in 2002.
In March 2006 we acquired all plant machinery, tooling and stock from Nimrod Engineering Ltd. This acquisition enabled us to increase our machining capabilities. Existing staff were offered employment and many still work for us today. Brooks Forgings now has 13 CNC machining cells and continue to explore new opportunities.
The purchase of all plant, including Flash Butt Welding and Bending machines, enabled us to expand further in to the lifting tackle and marine sector. Brooks Forgings is now a leading manufacturer of mooring rings and specified supplier to the industry. Many of their long standing employees are still working with us.
In August 2011, following the closure of Parker Hannifin’s forging facility in Halesowen, we acquired all hot forging machinery and tooling to expand our capabilities. A Banning GOA 1250 Drop Hammer, automated Chambersburg Model C Impacter System, and automated induction heating lines were the most valuable assets acquired. Many of the redundant staff members still work for us today.
In November 2014, we acquired all assets and customer base. We continue to supply customers with the same level of service, offering bespoke components to customer requirements.