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Godiva Timeline

1977
Started in Ian and Paul's Mum's front room then moved to a small shop in Ashford. No heating and only one telephone.
1978
Win our first major contract with Badalex in Weybridge
1979
We now have heating in the office. A real treat indeed.
1980
Second major contract, we win the CE King business
1981
Moved from Ashford to Shepperton where we still have our Head Office
1982
Appointed IKO agents and started stocking in depth needles, rod ends, linear bushes and cam followers.
1983
Purchase of first company van
1984
Appointed ROSE agents who are now part of the Minebea group that includes NMB.
1986
Appointed MPB agents
1987
Our 10 year anniversary
1990
Appointed INA agents and made the product available from day one.
1991
Tom Hamlett joins the company as a busy warehouse man.
1992
Take on second unit in Shepperton
1994
Appointed Fluro agents
1996
Open our Newcastle branch. Appointed Smith agents.
1997
Appointed Aurora agents and become members of The Bearing.net
1998
Open our Dudley branch. This was welcomed by the trade who started collecting from us from day 1!
2000
Appointed HMEC agents
2002
INA buy FAG. Appointed LDK agents
2003
Appointed FAG agents. Godiva are now Trade Only
2004
Ian and Paul Cuthill sell out in a Management Buy Out (MBO). Paul stays on as Director and 20% shareholder of new company
2005
Godiva Man is born. Appointed JNS agents.
2006
Dudley move next door to larger premises and never thought they would fill it!
2007
Join the European Power Transmission Distributors Association ( EPTDA )
2008
NVQ's are introduced within the company
2009
Appointed Sole UK agents for Nachi
2010
Appointed Sole Worldwide agents for the NMB E-Type bearings
2011
Appointed NB agents. Open our Export department.
2012
Our second MBO sees Tom Hamlett and Trevor Brain buying the company along with Paul Cuthill Appointed agents for Conti, SMC Pneumatics and Loctite
2013
Appointed Sole UK agents for Sedis Now the Sole UK agents for the Rose type RBJ bearings Open our Marketing Department
2017
Godiva Bearings turns 40!!
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