1983 – The inception of Andrew Hosking Engineering (Sole Trader).
1989 – 1st CNC machine installed.
1989 – The creation of Welding Electrode Store Ltd as a sales and marketing company for Andrew Hosking Engineering.
1994 – Moved to First Factory in Redruth.
1999 – WES moved into the current, modern, purpose built factory.
1999 – Andrew Hosking Engineering and Welding Electrode Store Ltd integrated into one company – trading as WES.
2000 – WES acquired the European division of Xmeco South Africa.
2003 – WES purchased Tungsten Carbide Engineering Ltd (Trading as Hardmetal Engineering), and changed the name to Hardmetal Engineering (Cornwall) Ltd.
2004 – The Duke of Kent visits WES to see the factory and experience UK manufacturing at it’s best
2006 – WES becomes the overall corporate identity of a company with four distinct, specialist divisions.
2006 – WES gain first Aerospace quality approval, allowing involvement in the Rolls Royce supply chain.
2007 – New Agie Spark Erosion machine and Mori-Seiki Mill / Turn machine purchased.
2011 – 2 x Brand New Agie Wire Eroders and XYZ CNC Machining centre installed.
2012 – New Laser marking machine, XYZ Lathe, Universal Grinder and Heat treatment furnaces installed.
2012 – WES become the UK agents for SVS SchweiBtechnik GmbH svs-schweisstechnik.de
2013 – WES and Managing Director Andrew Hosking celebrates 30 years in business
2015 – WES purchase the factory we have been leasing since 2000 to enable further expansion
2016 – WES add British Classic Car Parts to the group www.bcc-parts.com