Created in Kingswinford West Midlands in 1947 the company originally specialised in small, complex parts utilising both multi-slide and low tonnage high speed presses – an expertise that remains a core competence.
The business developed during the 1960′s manufacturing boom and was involved in projects as diverse as car hub cap retainers, bicycle parts, and tiny Hi-Fi components.
From the early 1970′s Clamason secured a marketplace for its’ precision pressings in the dynamic world of personal computers, relocation to larger premises, the addition of sub-assembly and larger presses helped facilitate the company’s rapid growth.
With the exodus of the computer industry to the Far East, Clamason refocused and diversified.
With the exodus of the computer industry to the Far East, Clamason refocused and diversified. Thanks to the investment in larger machines, and robotic welding facilities the company was able to target the expanding automotive safety, and electronics sectors, specifically airbags, & engine control units which along with in-car-entertainment became a major growth area.
The company also recognised the need for quality systems and training, adding a National Training Award to BS5750, onwards to QS9000 and accreditation to TS16949.
Taking into account the desire by many multi-nationals to reduce their direct manufacturing, and sub-contract their press work requirements, over a five year period in excess of 500 tools were relocated to Clamason as the company proved its’ ability to competitively project manage major realignments of its’ customers strategies.
From the new Millennium to the present day significant new product areas are medical devices & automotive infotainment with quality again playing a major role.
From the new Millennium to the present day significant new product areas are medical devices, automotive infotainment and specialist springs with quality again playing a major role. Clamason is one of only two pressworkers in Europe to be validated by the FDA, and a proud partner in the manufacture of Solostar the Worlds’ leading insulin pen.
At the end of 2016 the management team backed by private equity (www.connectioncapital.co.uk) acquired the business from the founding family adding momentum and offering vital financial capacity to exploit new growth opportunities worldwide.
Clamason currently has two European facilities, one in the heart of the Black Country the home of manufacturing in the UK, the other in Nitra, Slovakia, centrally located to service the needs of its’ customers across mainland Europe.
The overall manufacturing space at both sites will be increased to 12,000 square metres in the summer of 2017 to satisfy increased demand.
With diversity of market expertise, single status committed workforce, and exacting quality standards, Clamason Europes’ leading manufacturer of precision pressings and stampings.