Group History

Expert is the UK’s leading manufacturer of industrial automation systems, assembly tooling, automated assembly, special purpose machinery and single and multi-robotic cells, including robotic assembly.

First established all the way back in 1972, our company has a long rich history. As you might expect, we’ve gone through various changes and expansions during our many decades of dedicated service. Keep reading below to find out more about the key developments and events in our group’s history!

1972

1st Januar 1972

1972

Original Company founded as D&M Engineering in Coventry, UK

1991

1st Januar 1991

1991

Expert began supplying Automation products by Expert Maschinebau to the UK market.

1998

1st Januar 1998

1998

Expert Group of Businesses Merged Mr Angelo Luciano becomes the Managing Director.

2001

1st Januar 2001

2001

Expert relocates operations to a purpose built Facility at Banner Park, Coventry.

2002

1st Januar 2002

2002

Expert accredited with ISO 9001 certification.

2004

1st Januar 2004

2004

First Bonded framing facility for Lagonda Aston Martin.

2006

1st Januar 2006

2006

First £1m plus order from JLR for production facilities on the Freelander

2006

2nd Januar 2006

2006

Trading name changed to Expert Tooling & Automation.

2008

1st Januar 2008

2008

Expert NE is founded at Teal Farm Park Washington.

2009

1st Januar 2009

2009

First BIW production line for LDV Maxus Chassis Cab.

2009

2nd Januar 2009

2009

Expert acquires Modular Automation Limited automation specialist for non automotive applications.

2011

1st Januar 2011

2011

First £1m Plus contract for the Aerospace Industry.

2013

1st Januar 2013

2013

£3 million investment in new State of the art Facility, Banner Park,

2015

1st Januar 2015

2015

Seib Industrie GmbH acquired by SH Corporation.

2015

1st Januar 2015

2015

Construction begins for a new site in the North East of England.

2017

1st Januar 2017

2017

SH Corporation take Strategic investment In International Wheel and Tire Inc.

2018

1st Januar 2018

2018

Expert & SH Corporation form a Joint Venture in Shanghai China.

2018

2nd Januar 2018

2018

Expert China Established in Hefei City, Anhui Province, China.

2019

1st Januar 2019

2019

Expert move to new premises – 30 Sayers Drive, Lyons Park the

2019

2nd Januar 2019

2019

First £20m plus order for the BIW Bodyside and Framing Facilities.

2019

3rd Januar 2019

2019

Expert Automation Technology GmbH is Established in Riedstadt Germany.

2020

1st Januar 2020

2020

Expert Automation Technology Detroit, USA Established.

2020

2nd Januar 2020

2020

Expert PLC Established.

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