Glenhead History

About us - History


Glenhead Engineering Ltd was established in December 2004 and started manufacturing in May 2005. Bob O'Donnell, our MD, is also a founding Director. Glenhead purchased the property, plant and machinery of the former Clydesdale Tool & Gauge engineering company, took on many of the former employees, and regained many long-time customers. The photo above was taken in 1980 when the factory was opened.

Based on the banks of the River Clyde near Glasgow in Scotland, UK, Glenhead flourishes in the long history of engineering skills based in the heavy engineering and shipbuilding industries that the Clyde Valley has been famous for over the last 200 years. Indeed, some of our engineers have over 40 years of experience, yet Glenhead has some of the most modern CNC machinery, design and problem solving solutions complemented by experienced manual machining. We also plan for the future with our apprenticeship scheme. Overall we have 30 employees.

We produce high precision tooling, jigs, fixtures, press/mould tools, and special purpose machines through the use of CNC machining, EDM (spark) and Wire Erosion machines in our Clydebank premises. Since 2005, we continually upgrade equipment and have some of the most up-to-date CNC kit. We also utilise an MRP package to drive and control the manufacturing process.

As quality is key to our success, we are Quality Assured to BS EN ISO 9001:2008, FPAL Registered and SMAS Registered.

Since our establishment, we have grown to serve a wide spectrum of sectors including aerospace, automotive, electronics, defence, food & drink, medical, oil & gas, and scientific, but with the focus always on quality workmanship. We design and manufacture specialised tooling, punches and dies and do small batch production work.

As a result, we have steadily grown as a result of gaining and retaining customers since 2005 in a wide variety of sectors.

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