History

Thomas Dudley Limited was established in 1920

Having previously helped to develop and manage foundries across the UK, Thomas Dudley decided to set up his own business, half a mile from our current Head Office. In 1934, land was acquired and the foundry relocated to its current site on the Birmingham New Road. In 1936, Thomas Dudley sailed on the Queen Mary’s maiden voyage to America and visited a number of foundries to help formulate his vision for the future of the company.

Mr Thomas Dudley Launches the Business

1920

Mr Thomas Dudley set out in business and set up his own Foundry, having previous experience managing foundries around the UK

The Foundry Moves

1936

The Foundry relocates to our current Head Office site in Dudley UK

Rapid Growth and Doing Our Bit

1940-50

The Foundry grows rapidly and supports the war effort during World War 2

The Bathroom Division Takes Shape

1950s

Black rubber WC cisterns provides the foundation to the bathroom products division

Branching Out

1961

Masefield Plastimetals Ltd was founded

Expanding the Range

1968

Epson Products Ltd acquired by Masefield Plastimetals

Building for the Future

1971

Our purpose-built bathroom products factory opens and our first exposed plastic cistern is unveiled

Masefield-Epson Ltd is Formed

1972

Masefield Plastimetals and Epson products Ltd merge to become Masefield-Epson Ltd

Leading the Way

1984

Dudley Turbo 88, the first 2 piece syphon is launched

Coming Together

1989

Masefield-Epson Ltd purchased by Thomas Dudley Ltd.

Diamond Anniversary

1995

We celebrate 75 years of success.

Further Acquisitions

1997

Automatic Syphon Manufacturer, BBS Automatic Syphons acquired by Thomas Dudley Ltd

Holdtite for The Future

1998

Tap Washer and Seals Manufacturer, Holdtite Products acquired by Thomas Dudley Ltd

Innovative Product Design

2003

Dudley Vantage, the first front access cistern, is launched

Adding to The Range

2006

Beta Ballvalves acquired by Thomas Dudley Ltd

Resan is Born

2008

Ecosan Ltd is acquired by Thomas Dudley Ltd, leading to our current Resan sanitaryware range

Masefield-Beta Ltd

2012

Masefield-Epson Ltd and Beta Ballvalves merge to become Masefield-Beta Ltd

Exporting to the World

2016

Cronexrabo export business is acquired by Thomas Dudley Ltd.

Meeting Regulations

2019

Dudley Hydroflo range of inlet valves complies fully with water regulations

Growing and Growing

2019

Thomas Dudley employs 500 people and generates revenues exceeding £50M

The TYDE Brand is Launched

2020

We merge Thomas Dudley Ltd and Masefield Beta Ltd to create TYDE

We are 100 Years Young!

2020

The company celebrates 100 years of success

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