We do it all from Manufacturing to Coating
About Dresser Mouldings – The History
Originally Dresser was formed in the early 1980s & was conceived by one of the current directors in his early 20s & wanting to build his first house he went in search to buy some specialist period mouldings, unable to find any company in the market able to supply his requirement he decided to start his own company, supplying architectural & specialist curved mouldings. Dresser has come a long way from its humble conception in the back streets of Wigan. The company having established its routes & identity started to commend respect within the specialist Architectural market & with Dresser out growing its humble beginnings in Wigan moved to a new purpose build site in Horwich, (Bolton) in the late 1980s. From the new site dresser range of products started to be specified nationwide with Architects, specifies & especially the pub contractors, these were the boom times for Dresser.
During 2009 the Dresser business split & a new company was formed from its present location in Rochdale. The new company recruited a couple of new directors, who having successfully ran other UK manufacturing sites embarked on taking on the old business, this was a master stroke as it enabled the business to re-launch with existing ideas and also bring in new skills from a much larger site, the new site included assembly line facilities, a vacuum coating paint line, along with all of the traditional products associated with Dresser Mouldings. It is clear the changes have helped dresser refocus & expand its core business but at the same time make the necessary changes to take dresser forward focusing in on people & technology skills & at the same time offer a much wider service to its core product range.
In December 2019, Dresser Mouldings became part of the James Latham group. James Latham is one of the largest independent distributors of timber and panel products in the UK and saw the Dresser brand as a perfect fit with the group, allowing access to a broader scope of products whilst also providing expertise and knowledge gained from over 260 years in the timber industry.
Meet The Directors & Team
Dresser Mouldings operates as a division of James Latham Group.
Andrew Wright – Managing Director; James Latham
Andy Duffin – Timber Director; James Latham
David Johnson – Site Manager; Dresser Mouldings
The directors have a wealth of experience in the industry and bring a huge amount knowledge to the company. Working as a team they will take the investment made by the James Latham Group and continue to grow a very successful business into new sectors and markets. To aid this growth, Richard Mosson has joined the Dresser team to aid the transition and develop the cladding business.
Employees are the key to our success, all our Machine & Toolroom operators are either City & Guild trained or carry the relevant NVQ certification.
We also have full CAD, template & tooling facilities, which allows us to prepare drawings, templates & tooling to be manufactured on site. Dressers customers know any repeat business will always be met with the accuracy demanded by our clients
What Dresser Mouldings Can Offer You
We have a fully trained staff to handle any type of enquiry
Dresser offer one of the widest choices of bespoke manufacturing, ranging from straight forward profiling to the more complex profiling, either solid or engineered.
We currently have two CNC machines, a 3 axis & a full 5 axis Maka combining the latest technology.
Dresser is the market leaders in water based timber coatings. During 2014 we installed a new spray line with drying facilities. We have invested in the latest automatic spray line to complement our existing vacuum line.
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