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From humble beginnings..
Our first year of trading from Abington Square, Northampton.
And with it our first order placed by Austin Rover.
Our move from Abington Square to Talbot Road saw us become Manufacturers.
The launch of our brand Nitro Springs.
Metrol goes global with our distributor in South Africa, the first of many worldwide Metrol distributors.
Metrol publish their first range of gas spring catalogues
Metrol proud to be exhibiting at The Precision Toolmaker Show.
Metrol launch their range of gas struts increasing the range of Nitrogen Spring products and solutions available from Metrol.
Within 10 years we had completely outgrown our premises and moved to Lower Farm Place, Northampton.
Investment in our first CNC machine.
Metrol win major export contracts including Japan and Korea.
Within 3 years of moving we realised we still needed to go bigger. Therefore, a decision was made to move again to our 10,000 square foot facility on Tenter Road in Northampton.
Gained full ISO 9001 approval from Eagle Star Accreditation Board.
Metrol went online with the launch of metrol.com
£50,000 investment in Hare 16GP Press.
Zurich Risk Services confirm that all of our industrial products meet the latest Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC.
Metrol launch it's latest Nitro-Spring catalogue with new ranges meeting international standards.
Metrol become UK distributor for Tohatsu Springs from Japan.
Paul Hynes and Chris Pegram are made directors joining Andrew Marks and Rob Lamb.
Metrol continue to expand it's product range and see significant growth in it's Nitro-Strut range.
Launch of our brand new online web shops and with it our online sales department meeting the increasing demands for business to be carried out online.
Major export orders are fulfilled for LDV and Daewoo projects.
Metrol supply on major FIAT projects for the first time.
Launch of our Hardware Division.
Metrol become an official distributor forming a strong alliance with the group based in our hometown in Northampton.
Launch of our online web shop: accuridedrawerslides.co.uk
Investment in our first cutting edge twin spindle CNC lathe.
Formed our Special Application Division.
Orderbid become the official distributor for Metrol in China.
Metrol purchase additional building for warehousing.
Rebranding of the Nitro-Spring logo to include the union flag - Proud to be a British manufacturer.
Investment programme continues with new CNC machinery.
Approval for Nitro-Springs on all JLR Tooling Worldwide.
Relaunch of our full online CAD download center. Helping to assist engineers woldwide regardless of timezone.
Investment in new laser marking system for the permanent marking of Nitro-Springs products in accordance with PED 97/23/EC. Purchase of our £250k Robotic turning centre giving us true lights out capability.
Metrol Springs Celebrates 30 years and continues significant investment with it's expansion plans for it's first exhibition in China.
Metrol Springs exhibition stand at the annual Die and Mould show in Shanghai. Working in close conjunction with our Chinese agent “Orderbid”, Metrol is proud to showcase high quality, British produced “Nitro-Springs” in China.
Metrol become sole distributor for Agathon in UK and Ireland
Expanded to our new 30,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility.
Investment in new CNC machinery.
Restructuring of Metrol into two divisions "Metrol tooling" and "Metrol Motion Control".
Record sales year!
Approval of our first patent for RSNG gas springs. More patent applications to follow.
Metrol Invests in automated laser marking, a new machine with the capacity to mark up to 200 springs in one session.
Metrol achieve ISO9001-2015 approval.
Continued investment in stock & machining has meant that we have run out of space - New 5200ft extension.
Another new CNC Lathe is installed at our large Northampton facility.
Investment in new machinery introduces automated gas spring charging and testing, whilst capacity is increased with a new twin gantry robotic loader from CMZ.
Metrol becomes part of the Lesjofors group.