Gibbs’ History

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

    Mr Alfred Gibbs

    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.

  • INTRODUCTION OF PRODUCTION LINES

    Mostyn Dock Pontoon Project Carried out by Gibbs Steel Fabricators Ltd

    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

    INTRODUCTION OF PRODUCTION LINES

    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

    Location of Gibbs at Mostyn Docks

    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.

  • VENTURING ON AND OFFSHORE

    VENTURING ON AND OFFSHORE

    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.

  • NOW AND THE FUTURE

    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.