celebrated 40 years

"LEUCO GB was incorperate into the LEUCO Group of companies on the 21st May 1981, having previously sold the LEUCO brand of products through Arpal (Engineers) Ltd who at the time were also agents for IMA, and various other machinery companies. Terry Ives was the Managing Director at that time and grew the company from zero sales to 4 million Pound by 1999, LEUCO GB at that time had 16 employees and was a selling company dealing with end users and dealers, and from day one LEUCO GB made a profit.

In 1999 the group purchased Stehle, Stehle UK was moved to Bishop's Stortford. UK Terry Ives was Managing Director of both companies although he took at back seat for LEUCO that year, looking after just Stehle UK. In March 1999 we purchased a small company called Surecut which became our first service centre in th UK it was based in Cleckheaton near Leeds, which is in the North of England, up to that point LEUCO GB was the only LEUCO company without a service a centre. We invested in TCT saw grinders with loaders, and two diamond machines as well as the manual machines, which were already there.

I had joined the company in September 1987 as area sales manager covering the South of England and Wales. In 2000 I offically became Managing Director of LEUCO GB, in October 2000 we opened our second service centre in Chipping Sodbury, near Bristol in the South of England. We only invested in TCT saw grinders with loaders and manual machines for TCT all diamond service was shipped to the Cleckheaton site, the loader machines helped us to keep the staffing levels down to a minimum in both service centres. Terry Ives subsequently retired in May 2003, there has only been two managing directors at LEUCO GB since 1981 and we have never failed to make a profit.

Many thanks to our customers and our employees. The trustful and reliable cooperation is our common merit and success factor for the future.

With best regards from Bishop's Stortford."

Yours, Steve Limbrick

Managing Director LEUCO Ltd.