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.
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 and 20% shareholder 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 and Trevor Brain buying the company along with Paul Cuthill Appointed agents for Conti, SMC Pneumatics and Loctite
Appointed Sole UK agents for Sedis Now the Sole UK agents for the Rose type RBJ bearings Open our Marketing Department
Godiva Bearings turns 40!!