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Thomas Dudley Works

Manufacturing for 100 years

Thomas Dudley has been manufacturing in the UK since the company’s inception in 1920.

Having previously helped to develop and manage foundries across the UK, Mr Thomas Dudley set up his own business, half a mile from our current Head Office. In 1934, the 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.

By the 1950s, the foundry was producing a wide range of products including cast iron WC cisterns. However, following a number of harsh winters, we began factoring frost-resistant heavy-duty rubber cisterns. This move paved the way for the plastics division which started to manufacture plastic injection moulded models shortly afterwards.

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As the foundry expanded, we invested heavily in mechanised plant and installed seven automated moulding lines between 1966 and 1988. Between 1969 and 1971, a new building was also erected to house the plastics division and our existing office block was completed.

Strategic acquisitions also saw Masefield-Beta, McDonald Diecasting, Waterfit and Rugby Plastics join Thomas Dudley and in 2020 all Thomas Dudley plumbing businesses merged to create Tyde, a market leading business supplying over 6,000 plumbing products. A great way to celebrate Thomas Dudley’s 100th year!

Today, Thomas Dudley is a hugely successful manufacturing business, employing around 500 people and generating turnover exceeding £50 million.

Latest News From Around Thomas Dudley

August 16, 2021
Thomas Dudley Foundry is Cooking!

Thomas Dudley Foundry are making cast iron cookware. Read all about it.... Britannia Cast Iron Cookware - Samuel Groves Online

July 30, 2021
Duport Foundry's £0.5 million Investment

Thomas Dudley have just completed the installation of a brand new Unheated Autopour to its latest DISA moulding machine. This plant is now capable of producing all grades of grey and ductile iron at 425 moulds per hour. The new plant is fully automated using optipour camera to position and pour moulds precisely.  This is […]

July 15, 2021
Thomas Dudley are Recruiting

Thomas Dudley foundries have seen a huge increase in demand driven by customers returning to the UK due to sourcing problems in Asia. We expect this trend to continue and are now looking to recruit in several key areas. All our current vacancies are posted on our website www.thomasdudley.co.uk and up to the end of August we […]

June 16, 2021
Visit to Beacon Hill Academy

Michele Bickerton, People & Development Director. As part of the Enterprise Advisor Team for the DAT (Dudley Academies Trust), it was really great to be able to visit Beacon Hill Academy earlier this week. During lockdown I did a virtual employability session with the students from Beacon Hill. This session talked about the life cycle […]

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Thomas Dudley Limited
Registered in England No. 02399487
Registered Office: 295 Birmingham New Road,
Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4SJ

Thomas Dudley Limited
Registered in England No. 02399487
Registered Office: 295 Birmingham New Road,
Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4SJ
Thomas Dudley Ltd | Copyright 2021