Daltons Wadkin confirms another year of growth post-COVID

Alex Dalton MD of Daltons Wadkin, and Chris Jackson, SCM Sales Manager for the UK and Ireland

Daltons Wadkin, the UK’s longest established distributor and manufacturer of industrial woodworking machinery, has achieved a second successive year of growth post the COVID-19 pandemic, after revealing an additional 60% turnover.

Daltons Wadkin’s ongoing growth has been largely fuelled by the ongoing demand for home and garden-related products, such as garden furniture, fencing and sheds.

As a result, the company continues to receive significant interest in its new and used machine line, solid wood processing equipment, including Stenner band resaws and Salvador crosscut saws, as well as woodworking machinery.

The company has also reported that, once again, it's likely to grow come the end of 2022, although MD Alex Dalton is expecting to see the industry’s ‘bubble’ burst at some point during the second half of the calendar year - something he says the company is fully prepared for.

Alex continues: “Despite the fact we were locked down for a long period of time, 2020 finished up as one of our highest turnover years. So far, it's remained the same. In the first two quarters of 2022, we've matched 2021's output and are on course for a similar turnover figure.

“Inevitably, however, as with any bubble, it's going to burst. We’re expecting that. Over the past 12 months, though, there have been some significant additions to our product portfolio, which I believe will see our turnover continue to grow as we gain market share and expand into new industries.

“We've secured a distributor partnership with the world’s largest manufacturer of woodworking equipment, SCM, which bolsters our classical machine offering. Furthermore, we're now offering Kimla fibre lasers, which featureg the most advanced sheet metal processing technology available.

As a result, the business will continue to grow its headcount and expand the current showroom, with the first Kimla fibre laser arriving soon.

Alex explains further: “Our big target is to continue our emphasis on customer satisfaction and machine support. We've invested in a software system that's built to handle our unique range of products and services, and provides maximum transparency.

“There'll also be new staff acquisitions as we continue to grow the team and try to take a larger slice of the market we're currently operating in, and grow in the new market we’re entering with the fibre laser.”

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Daltons Wadkin
Queens Drive Industrial Estate, Crossgate Drive
0115 986 5201