2019

Employee Ownership Trust Formed

2018

New ERP System Launched

2018

John Daniels appointed Managing Director as Stephen Senior becomes Executive Chairman

2017

Became one of the first UK companies to be accredited to both ISO9001:2015 Quality and ISO14001:2015 Environmental standards

2017

£500k investment in new production equipment

2013

Awarded the International Exporter of the Year (Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals)
Sponsored by The Insider Magazine (NW)

2000's

50th Anniversary of the formation of the Company.

Major purchase of new warehouse and production facilities enlarging our site by 25%.

Large investment in new blending plant, increasing our capacity by over 50%

1990's

Obtains BS5750 Quality accreditation for the first time

First developed an ‘Open Book Supply Agreement’

Heavily invested in new production equipment such as high speed dispersers and triple roll mills

Investment in multi-language labelling software as international sales continue to grow

The installation of our first integrated Manufacturing and Accounting software package

1989

Commenced trading Chemical Foaming Agents

1987

Company Founder Bob Senior retires

1985

Stephen Senior appointed Managing Director

1985

Completed the acquisition of Arkwright Chemicals

1980

Commenced production of pre-pigmented polyester gelcoat

1977

The Employee Profit Share Scheme launched, distributed quarterly to all staff

1975

Installation of our first computer

1973

Relocation of the factory to Vale Mills in Radcliffe, Manchester

1973

Harold West sadly dies

1971

Stephen Senior joins the company

1960's

Relocation of the factory to Chatsworth Mills in Gorton, Manchester

Ceased production of dry pigments and entered the world of dispersions

1953

Early manufacturing of organic pigments namely Pigment Green B (for tinting concrete) and Lake Red C (used in the early PVC footballs)

1952

Bob and Harold decided to form a company using Bob's technical knowledge and Harold's business acumen West and Senior Limited was formed and commenced trading at Pendleton Mills, Croft Street, Salford.

1946

Bob Senior, as a Dye works chemist, first became acquainted with Harold Wyndham West who was a customer buying Dyestuffs

1945

Bob Senior returned to industry with Organic Dyestuffs after serving 4 years in the RAF as a navigator during WWII. Pre WWII Bob Senior had served his apprenticeship in the laboratories at L.B. Holliday & Co. Ltd. a dye manufacturing company finally qualifying in Pigment & Dye Organic Chemistry at the Huddersfield Technical College.

1922

Bob Senior is born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire

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