Established in 1975
AGW was established in 1975 by Tony Godwin and George Wainwright. Both had a background in electronics engineering and manufacturing, specifically the design and manufacture of wound components.
Who we supplied to
We quickly grew to become industry leaders for producing wound components and electrical assemblies, supplying to the telecommunications and defence markets. As the market diversified, so did we and we now supply components to the power control, industrial drive and automotive markets, including bubble tubes and fibre optic lit carpets.
As well as producing wound components and electrical assemblies we also produced model railway controllers and accessories, which we still have a great reputation for. As we became more established we began to produce more specialised components, manufacturing electronic sensory products for a local customer.
Relocation to New Factory
In 1997, due to our expansion, we had a custom made factory built on a newly established industrial estate in Staveley. Further expansions of around 7,000 sq. ft. in 2007 and 3,000 sq.ft. in 2018, means our present facility is 30,000 sq.ft.. The original built was over two stories, but the further expansions are single storey high level. These allow for more efficient warehousing facilities and gives the storage space for UK made, off-shore & large scale products.
AGW provide a service which allows our customers to benefit from off-shore manufacturing costs for higher volume products, without losing local service.
Having formed alliances with well-respected and qualified offshore coil manufacturers, AGW have opened the avenue to low manufacturing cost for higher volume product. This method of supply, development, importation and stocking of the product is still supported by the UK development, engineering, commercial and logistic services that AGW customers have traditionally enjoyed with the customer only having to deal with UK contacts.
Of the two original founders, George Wainwright retired in 1989 and Tony Godwin still works at the company as Joint Managing Director.
AGW continues to grow by producing an increasing diverse style of wound components, proud to be able to design and manufacture the different and difficult components.
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