J Ll Leach & Co Ltd Have Been Providing Products And Services.Local, National And International For
1936 - 2011
J Ll Leach’s founder, James Leach (Pictured Above) arrived in North Staffordshire in the 1890’s when the families opencast mine in Lancashire was worked out. His father, John Leach, bought a marlhole and mine in Goldenhill to the north of the city, and after spending some time working in Canada as a Mining Engineer he later opened the Wagon Repair Company, at the opposite end of Etruscan Street from our present site.
James Leach, also a Mining Engineer, worked at Silverdale Colliery as well as the family firm in Goldenhill before setting up a consulting business in 1938 concentrating on the many private mines in the area and also supplying associated products to them. After the Nationalisation of the Mines in 1948 , the company needed to diversify in order to service other locally based industries, this accelerated after 1950 when his youngest son Philip who died in 2001 joined him.
In 1958, new premises were purchased in Hassel Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme and staff numbers increased with the growing business. Our present Managing Director, David Moss, joined the company in 1968 to help expand the sales of fluid power equipment, for which he had built up a good reputation, and to expand into the compressed air marketplace.
1970 saw a move to much larger premises off Broad Street in Hanley to meet the increased need for extra workshop space do deal with the expanding service side of the Company and for a larger Stores area.
Growing demand for our services in Shropshire, Mid Wales and North Wales led to a Depot being established in Harlscott, Shrewsbury, in 1982, which has successfully expanded our business in that area.
Growing diversification together with greater staff numbers, to deal with an increase in business levels, led to the need, in the late 1980,s to purchase our present site in Etruscan Street, Etruria close to the A500, A50 and M6 where purpose built Offices, Stores and Service Centre combined to ensure a first class service to our clients with good working conditions for our all our staff.
J Ll Leach as a company prides itself on being at the forefront of new technology while maintaining its reputation for quality products backed by technical expertise in all departments who, like our founder James Leach, endeavour to provide clients, whatever the size of their business, with a professional and friendly service.
Etruria Depot Opened in 1990
Shrewsbury Depot Opened in 1983
British Compressed Air Society
J Ll Leach & Co Ltd is a member of the British Compressed Air Society and is a registered charter holder for the Design, Supply, Installation and Maintenance of Equipment, with Competent Person/Examiner Status giving us the authority to test pressurised systems and produce a written scheme of examination that complies with the Health and Safety Executives Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000.
Registered with NQA against the provision of BSEN ISO 9001 : 2008 Global Assurance Quality Management System.
J Ll Leach & Co Ltd have a quality management system applicable to the Design and Applications Project Management and Installation of Mechanical Factory Services and Equipment.Engineering Distributor for Fluid Power Components and Control of Process and Pipeline Application, the Repair and Maintenance of Compressors.
Memberships and Approvals
Member of North Staffs Chamber of Commerce
Holder of the Passport to Export Certificate
Approved Safe Contractor Certification Status
Member of the North Staffordshire Health and Safety Group
Gas Safe Register
J Ll Leach & Co Ltd is enrolled on the Gas Safe Register of gas engineers and is therefore deemed a member of a Class of Persons approved by the relevant health and safety enforcement agency, in accordance with current gas safety legislation in force.
Compair Broomwade Distributor Franchised Products Award. Top performance 1984/85
Compair Broomwade Compressors Distributor of the Year 1988/89
Compair Broomwade Compressors Distributor of the Year 1989/90
Compair Broomwade Cyclon SR Compressor Distributor of the Year 1998/99
Atlas Copco Compressors Quality Air Distributor of the Year 2006
Festo Automation Premier Partner of the Year 2008
J Ll Leach & Co Ltd (Shrewsbury). Indequip Distributor of the Month Super League Winner September 2009
J ll Leach wins Festo 'premier stockist of the year' award
Photo shows (left to right): Jeff Batey, Lisa Hunt, Alison Jones, David Moss, Jayne Bailes, Stuart Gittings, Mark Hemmings, Eliza Rawlings, Chris MacPhail and Andrew MacPherson
--- Festo has announced that fluid power specialist J. Ll. Leach has won its prestigious 'Premier Stockist of the Year' award for outstanding performance in 2008. The award is presented to the company within the Festo Premier Stockist network that shows the best sales growth of Festo products for the year, combined with demonstrable gains in operational efficiency - evidenced by over 80% usage of the Festo on-line shop - and the highest level of commitment to strategic campaigns.
The award was presented to David Moss, Managing Director of J. Ll. Leach, by Stuart Gittins, Festo's REU Team Sales Manager. Also present were Jeff Batey, Lisa Hunt, Alison Jones, Jayne Bailes, Mark Hemmings and Chris MacPhail of J. Ll. Leach, and Eliza Rawlings and Andrew MacPherson of Festo.
According to David Moss, Managing Director of J. Ll. Leach, "This is a wonderful acknowledgement by Festo of our partnership and highlights J. Ll. Leach's commitment to technology and
customer service. We have been able to achieve outstanding sales growth primarily through the technical competence of our highly trained staff - both at our sales depots in Stoke-on-Trent and Shrewsbury, and in the field - and in their ability to respond quickly to customers' needs. This award complements a good year after completing a contract worth £1 Million in Egypt, to supply a 400 kW compressed air system, along with two 10 ton steam boilers to a food processing plant. This contract was won after similar systems - each worth £2 Million - were supplied to factories in the Middle East in 1994 and 2003. While many stockists simply sell boxes, our team focuses on selling complete solutions. We are able to design, specify, supply, build and install both mechanical and electrical systems, which can then be maintained from our stores, controls, project and service divisions."
Stuart Gittins, Festo's REU Team Sales Manager, totally supports this view, "J. Ll. Leach has achieved exceptional year-on-year sales growth, principally by providing an exceptional level of service to its customers in the Stoke-on-Trent and Shrewsbury areas. The company also operates extremely professional trade counters, which are open for business six days a week."
The level of service provided by all Festo Premier Stockists aims to be exemplary; only companies that meet specific Festo-defined standards are granted the title. In particular, each stockist must operate in accordance with the ISO 9002 standard, carry guaranteed stock levels, and offer fully-trained technical support personnel and competent trade counter services. Each stockist has direct access to the Festo European warehousing facilities, enabling them to offer customers next-day delivery of virtually any pneumatic component, from a range of over 23,000 products.
About JLl Leach
J. Ll. Leach provides a one-stop shop for turnkey fluid pipeline and electro-pneumatic control solutions. The company is able to design, specify and supply complete solutions, and carries an extensive range of products from many of the leading names in the engineering sector. J. Ll. Leach has its headquarters in Stoke-on-Trent, and also operates a facility in Shrewsbury. It operates six days a week trade counters and 24 hour emergency call-out services at both locations, and serves customers throughout north Staffordshire, south Derbyshire and Shropshire, as well as in mid- and north Wales. For more information about the company's products and services, please visit: http://www.jllleach.com
Festo manufactures pneumatic and electrical components and systems to support customers with factory and process automation. The company has an annual turnover in excess of 1.7 billion Euro, employs 13,500 people around the world and has facilities in 176 countries around the world. Festo operates an aggressive R&D programme investing 9% of sales annually, holds over 2,800 worldwide patents, introduces about 100 innovative new products to the market every year and has a product range of over 30,000. For more information about the company's products and services, please visit: http://www.festo.co.uk
About Festo Didactic
Festo Didactic, the training and consultancy division of Festo, supports organisations seeking to develop competencies in sales & service, leadership, employee engagement, change management, team-working, coaching, business planning, production processes and automation technology. The division has particular expertise in working with manufacturing and engineering businesses. It has a full time workforce of over 200 and operates in 70 countries worldwide. Each year, it manages more than 230 consultancy projects and runs more than 2,900 open courses in 39 languages, involving some 42,000 participants. Courses can be arranged through J Ll Leach & Co Ltd , for more information about Festo Didactic, please visit http://www.festo-didactic.co.uk
J Ll Leach - The one-stop shop for turn-key fluid pipeline and electro-pneumatic control solutions
Most industries now rely heavily on fluid power in their manufacturing processes, whether it be compressed air, hydraulics, steam or any other process fluid.
J Ll Leach firmly believe that with our ability to design, specify and supply a whole range of products, in most cases from stock, to fulfill the needs of these industries, that we have many unique selling points which set us apart from the competition.
Our portfolio of products includes a huge range of equipment from a wide range of top manufacturers such as Atlas Copco,Burkert, Busch, Festo, Grundfos,Hydrovane, Parker, Spirax Sarco, Wilden, and many more all of whom are highly respected names in the engineering world.
Here at J Ll Leach we also have a diverse range of services at your disposal which enables us to cater for your every need. Be it simply the supply of components or the design, manufacture, installation and support of customised solutions.
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