Advanced Manufacturing Capabilities

Continuous investment in people, equipment and facilities has placed Wm Hardill at the leading edge in this challenging field. Extensive in-house machining and fabrication facilities, CNC controlled turning, grinding, milling, welding and large capacity dynamic balancing capabilities are housed in a purpose-designed 20,000ft2 production facility equipped with two 5 tonne overhead cranes.

The company has adopted an engineering-led approach to development and manufacture, enhancing existing applications to achieve improved levels of performance and working closely with customers to optimise reliability and longevity.

The experienced production team brings together a rich mix of specialised skills and qualifications, further enhanced by the capabilities of sister company Unisurf, adding a further dimension in terms of advances in surface technologies.

Manufacturing/Fabrication capacities:

  • Turning: Up to 1000mm diameter x 5000mm in length
  • CNC Turning: Up to 500mm diameter x 3600mm in length
  • Cylindrical Grinding: Up to 610mm diameter x 3600mm in length
  • Milling
  • Large Capacity Dynamic Balancing

Products manufactured here include:-

Engineered Class

  • Winch drums
  • Dynamometer rolls for vehicle testing (rolling roads)
  • Bend wheels for high wall belts
  • Mixer shafts
  • Swifts, doffers and work rolls for textile machinery
  • Bespoke bearing housings
  • Small fabrications such as gearbox bed frames and roller stands

Industries Served

Water treatment

Power generation



Filter presses

Food industry and beverages (continuous ovens)

Drying ovens, chemical processes

Drying lines


Metals industry (manufacture and processing of metals)

Coating lines – white steel, automotive steel

Plastic films industry

Bulk handling

Post production and inspection lines

Automotive testing industry – rolling roads

Rail unloaders for chain conveyors

Specialist rollers for bespoke applications

Pulleys for grain handling applications