Started in Ian and Paul's Mum's front room then moved to a small shop in Ashford. No heating and only ONE telephone!
Win our first major contract with Badalex in Weybridge.
We now have heating in the office. A real treat indeed.
Second major contract, we win the CE King business.
Moved from Ashford to Shepperton where we still have our Head Office.
Appointed IKO agents and started stocking in depth needles, rod ends, linear bushes and cam followers.
Purchase of first company van.
Appointed ROSE agents who are now part of the Minebea group that includes NMB.
Introduced a 24 hour call out service.
Appointed MPB agents.
Our 10 year anniversary!
Appointed INA agents and made the product available from day one.
Tom Hamlett joins the company as a busy warehouse man.
Take on second unit in Shepperton.
Appointed Fluro agents.
Open our Newcastle branch. Appointed Smith agents.
Appointed Aurora agents and become members of The Bearing.net
Open our Dudley branch. This was welcomed by the trade who started collecting from us from day 1!
Appointed HMEC agents.
INA buy FAG. Appointed LDK agents.
Appointed FAG agents. Godiva are now Trade Only.
Ian and Paul Cuthill sell out in a Management Buy Out (MBO). Paul stays on as Director of new company.
Godiva Man is born. Appointed JNS agents.
Dudley move next door to larger premises and never thought they would fill it!
Join the European Power Transmission Distributors Association ( EPTDA ).
NVQ's are introduced within the company.
Appointed Sole UK agents for Nachi.
Appointed Sole Worldwide agents for the NMB E-Type bearings.
Appointed NB agents. Open our Export department.
Our second MBO sees Tom Hamlett & Trevor Brain buying the company along with Paul Cuthill. Appointed agents for Conti, SMC & Loctite.
Now the Sole UK agents for the Rose type RBJ bearings. Opened our Marketing Department.
Powerspan Belts are finally available in the UK, only from Godiva.
Nilos Rings now stocked in depth. All sizes available for same day despatch.
Godiva Bearings turns 40!! Also appointed Sferax agents for the UK.
ConeMount portable heaters now available in Europe and the UK only from Godiva.
Appointed EasyTen agents for the UK.