Esspee was established by Geoffrey Smith in 1964. His son Greg, continued to manage the company after his fathers retirement and offers this reflective on the family legacy...

I can remember being an 11 year old, coming home from school on a cold wet autumn afternoon in 1965, to be met by my dad. "Forget your homework son, there are holes to be drilled". It didn't take long, to work out we probably weren't drilling for oil and, more likely that my schooldays would soon be over. Sure enough in no time at all, my career at Esspee began in earnest.

I was given the position of 'Can Lad'. This lofty title meant I did everything and anything that nobody else would. I learned fast. We seemed to be good at our jobs. Soon, our growing reputation meant we were moving from our original premises - these were more of a 'lean to' or 'shed' - into the factory that is our home today. We employed more local people, and production continued.

As time went by, we gained a reputation for being easy to talk to and able to listen. Our knowledge enabled us to advise on the most suitable materials and established us as a name to be trusted.

Fast-forward 25 years, and we have significantly increased our product range, improved our productivity, and have nurtured an exceptionally skilled and experienced workforce.

Today, we continue to become better at what we do. We continue to grow, without losing the feel of the family business that was the cornerstone of its success.

If my Dad was still alive today, he would have been 'chuffed to bits' to see that we have become such a major player in the supply of resistant materials, worldwide.

- Greg Smith


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UK (Accredited Office)
Esspee Fabrications Ltd
149 Merton Bank Road
St. Helens
Tel : +44 (0) 1744 28304
Fax : +44 (0) 01744 28826

Esspee Fabrications Ltd.
UK Midlands Office
Esspee Midlands
Wassall Grove Lane
West Midlands
Tel : +44 (0)1562 881026
Fax : +44 (0) 872 331 3117

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Middle East Office
Esspee Middle East
P O Box 74345
203 Al Hawai Tower
Sheikh Zayed Road,
Dubai, UAE
Tel : +9714 3211104
Fax : +9714 3211939

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China Office
Esspee China
1910 Building E
Huidong Intl
16 Jinpu Rd, Nanning
Tel : +86 771 556 1684
Fax : +86 771 556 1640

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