Boughton Engineering Ltd

Boughton Engineering, Britain’s longest established designer and manufacturer of hook loaders, skip loaders and close coupled trailers … core products that have earned an industry reputation over time for rugged strength and durability, simplicity of design, reliability, ease of maintenance and proven performance in operation. Today, Boughton Engineering is part of privately owned Skan Group Holdings Limited, a family concern, committed to the long term and sustainable success of its businesses and its people – and based in the West Midlands. Boughton’s headquarters, main production facility, service and parts operations are in Wolverhampton – and its specialist bespoke engineering and defence products division, Oldbury UK, is co-located on the same site. Its advanced modern fabrication operation is located in North Devon and, as part of its growth and investment strategy, it also currently operates secure satellite vehicle engineering facilities elsewhere.

Company details

Balliol Business Park Wobaston Road , Wolverhampton , WV9 5EU United Kingdom

Locations Served

Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Waste and Recycling - Waste Management
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)
Year Founded:
1887

Boughton Engineering is Britain’s longest established designer and manufacturer of hook loaders, skip loaders and close coupled trailers.  The original Boughton business was founded in 1897 – and has been at the forefront of original innovation, design engineering and development ever since, manufacturing transport equipment and products, many of which are today still regarded as industry best practice.  Together with its Oldbury UK division, Boughton can boast over 250 years of engineering and manufacturing excellence.

Founded in 1897, Boughton Engineering has been at the forefront of original innovation, design engineering and development for more than 120 years, manufacturing transport equipment and products, many of which are today still regarded as industry best practice. Between them, Boughton Engineering and Oldbury UK bring together over 250 years of engineering and manufacturing excellence.

Its headquarters and main engineering, manufacturing and production facility covers a 2.5 acre site in Wolverhampton.  Boughton’s specialist bespoke engineering and military products division, Oldbury UK, is co-located on the same site.  The company’s advanced modern fabrication operation is located in North Devon and, as part of its growth and investment strategy, it also currently operates secure satellite vehicle engineering facilities elsewhere. 

Today, Boughton Engineering is part of privately owned Skan Group Holdings Limited, a family concern, committed to the long term and sustainable success of its businesses and its people.  Since the Boughton business was acquired in 2011, the organisation has seen significant growth and change.  This has included major investment in new facilities and equipment, development of its service and parts operations, the introduction of new products and expansion of its industry specialised management team and highly skilled workforce. 

This reflects both the commitment and vision of the Skan Group, to be the leading provider and centre of excellence for engineered solutions for its chosen specialist market sectors.  These include wastes handling, defence products and specialist engineering. 

The company’s achievements have been recognised with a number of awards including, most recently, the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce Award for Excellence in Manufacturing.

Boughton Engineering and its predecessor businesses have been involved in engineering since 1897.  Its early ventures were connected with agricultural equipment, farm implements, contracting, forestry and transport.  Then more recently, it became a successful manufacturer of products including wastes handling equipment, wet waste tankers, fuel oil tankers, dry waste ejection trailers, military logistics equipment and aviation fire fighting and rescue vehicles.  Over the decades, Boughton has been responsible for many initiatives and developments, always maintaining its position at the cutting edge of design engineering and technology – and often leading the field with innovations which have stood the test of time.  Many of these are still recognised today for establishing industry standards and best practice.

The company started in business in Bell Lane, Amersham and Boughton Engineering recently collaborated with the Amersham Museum, the Boughton family and others, to produce a summary of the company’s remarkable history and achievements.