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
Mr Thomas Dudley set out in business and set up his own Foundry, having previous experience managing foundries around the UK
The Foundry Moves
The Foundry relocates to our current Head Office site in Dudley UK
Rapid Growth and Doing Our Bit
The Foundry grows rapidly and supports the war effort during World War 2
The Bathroom Division Takes Shape
Black rubber WC cisterns provides the foundation to the bathroom products division
Masefield Plastimetals Ltd was founded
Expanding the Range
Epson Products Ltd acquired by Masefield Plastimetals
Building for the Future
Our purpose-built bathroom products factory opens and our first exposed plastic cistern is unveiled
Masefield-Epson Ltd is Formed
Masefield Plastimetals and Epson products Ltd merge to become Masefield-Epson Ltd
Leading the Way
Dudley Turbo 88, the first 2 piece syphon is launched
Masefield-Epson Ltd purchased by Thomas Dudley Ltd.
We celebrate 75 years of success.
Automatic Syphon Manufacturer, BBS Automatic Syphons acquired by Thomas Dudley Ltd
Holdtite for The Future
Tap Washer and Seals Manufacturer, Holdtite Products acquired by Thomas Dudley Ltd
Innovative Product Design
Dudley Vantage, the first front access cistern, is launched
Adding to The Range
Beta Ballvalves acquired by Thomas Dudley Ltd
Resan is Born
Ecosan Ltd is acquired by Thomas Dudley Ltd, leading to our current Resan sanitaryware range
Masefield-Epson Ltd and Beta Ballvalves merge to become Masefield-Beta Ltd
Exporting to the World
Cronexrabo export business is acquired by Thomas Dudley Ltd.
Dudley Hydroflo range of inlet valves complies fully with water regulations
Growing and Growing
Thomas Dudley employs 500 people and generates revenues exceeding £50M
The TYDE Brand is Launched
We merge Thomas Dudley Ltd and Masefield Beta Ltd to create TYDE
We are 100 Years Young!
The company celebrates 100 years of success