Specialist gear cutting services, cnc machining and precision engineering company
You have discovered a gear cutting company based in the UK that can meet your gear manufacturing needs, whether that be for an order for a 1 off Spur gear or a volume order of helical gears.
Why use Hopwood Gear?
We are able to offer a wide range of power transmission solutions.
We have a regular customer base of well over 1000 companies, many of
which are Worldwide Blue Chip.
The majority of our customers have returned to us time after time to buy from us for many years as we are trusted that we are the source for gears.
We have state of the art CNC machine tools including Lathes, Machining Centres, Gear Hobbers, Wire Eroders, Gear Checkers, and Grinders for all your cnc machining requirements.
To enable us to meet customer demand, and to be able to offer the required goods each time, we have over 250 machine tools to perform any aspect of your manufacturing needs.
As we are UK based, this means no huge import charges, and quick turn around on deliveries.
One of our specialties is the ability to be able to complete 'break-down jobs' in as short a time as possible. Our staff works on a 24 hour shift, and so more often than not, your job can be ready the same day!
No job is too large or small for us to handle and our highly skilled personnel will make sure that your components reach you on time and correct to drawing.
We have been at the forefront of gear manufacturing for over 30 years.
Wherever high quality gearing is required, in industrial, aerospace, military, printing and automotive applications, from one-offs to volume production, we can manufacture gears of all types to meet the most stringent quality requirements.
Our Company History
Nick Hopwood and Alan Hopkinson founded the precision engineering company in 1974.
They purchased 2 lathes and 1 milling machine and set up Hopkinson and Hopwood in a small building in Oldham.
In 1975 we got an order for a gear so we purchased our first Gear cutting machine, a Sykes 3A and become a gear cutting company!
Over time we purchased more and more gear cutting machinery until we outgrew our small unit and moved to another, much larger premises in Oldham in 1980. In 1980 the company became incorporated.
In 1984 we purchased our First ever CNC, it was a Bridgeport Interact 4 universal milling machine. We purchased it new from Bridgeport. We still use this machine today! CNC machining had arrived!
In 1986 we purchased our first CNC Lathe. It was a Wasino LJ 62 axis lathe. We now realized the potential of CNC machining and the benefit of re investment into the company.
Nick could never see us outgrowing our last premises but in June 1988 we moved again to our current premises, Brownlow Gear works in Oldham.
In 2001 Alan Hopkinson retired and subsequently in 2010 we became Hopwood Gear limited.
Our Business Philosophy
We are a family run business and have been dealing in the gear trade for over 30 years, and we apply this experience to all of our customer needs.
This experience has given us the capabilities to custom-build a product to meet your specific requirements.
We possess a wealth of skill and experience in precision engineering and are specialists in the manufacture of custom made gears, including spur gears, helical gears, bevel gears and worm gears. We supply the subcontract and spares market both nationally and internationally. The company prides itself on the quality of its products.
Quality is important to any manufacturer. We are fully ISO9001 compliant, which we apply to the complete service that we offer, right the way through to the end product that you receive. To ensure this, we emphasize quality throughout each step of our manufacturing process. This allows us to be as efficient as possible so that we are able to offer a competitive price to our customers.
Hopwood Gear Site Content Guide:
This web site showcases our work as leading gear manufacturers with state of the art precision engineering applications for wire eroding, gear grinding and gear cutting services. We operate at the forefront of the gear manufacturing industry and the site features our specialist work on gears including bevel gears, spur gears, helical gears, ground gears and internal gears. Information is given on our range of transmission products including conveyor sprockets, timing pulleys, racks and pinions.
Here at Hopwood Gears our state of the art facilities enable us to carry out specialised services for gear cutting, wire eroding, gear grinding and gear box repair adapting each product to fit with specific customers needs. The Site shows our work including the fully automatic CNC controlled gear measuring centre which is suitable for testing spur gears, helical gears, worm gears and bevel gears.