Although not established as Widdops until 1946, the Bradford based company has been producing industrial brushes since 1830. With nearly 200 years` experience manufacturing brushes in the UK, initially for wool combs at the heart of the industrial revolution the company has since diversified to produce a fascinating array of both bespoke and standard parts for just about every industry.
Everything from heavy-duty forklift attachment sweepers and trommel brush rollers to the smallest draught excluders and cable seals everything is engineered from scratch in house, with bespoke brush strip machines, waterjet cutting, fabrication, CNC turning & milling and our dedicated brush pad stitching departments all operating from Prospect Works in Allerton, Bradford.
With full design and prototyping Widdops never stops with the innovation of new products for the bespoke requirements of its customers; developing brushes for use in conveyor systems, automated bread tin cleaning, water processing and most recently making strides in the recycling and waste management industry it`s said that there`s nothing you buy that hasn`t been touched by a brush.
Over the years we`ve been involved in a number of historical projects including the brushes for cleaning the France-manche 1100 tonne tunnel boring machines used in drilling the channel tunnel, and back in 1999 producing the brushes used in sealing the masts of the millennium stadium, then most recently a project with environmental agencies successfully producing and testing of a safe and environmentally friendly way to allow migratory fish and eels to successfully swim up weirs.