History

Winbro was founded in the 1980s as an early pioneer of EDM and laser machine tools. Growing rapidly, they acquired two other UK companies, MJT and Amchem, both of which were established companies manufacturing EDM, Laser drilling and ECM (Electro Chemical Machining) machines. By bringing together the best technology from each of the three companies, they quickly established a market-leading position as a turbine solutions company, describing themselves as “The Cooling Hole Company”.

Advances in the 1990s and 2000s led them into High Speed microhole water EDM, and Winbro established their presence in the automotive sector, drilling diesel and gasoline injectors. They also acquired the rights to ‘VIPER’ Creep-feed grinding technology, further adding to their turbine solutions capability.

To support their philosophy of providing total customer solutions, Winbro created a new business in 2005, WAM (Winbro Advanced Machining). With facilities in both the UK & USA, WAM provides contract EDM & Laser drilling and grinding of HP blades, vanes, segments and combustion components using our own machine systems. This unique facility complements the machine business in several ways, providing a platform for proving new processes prior to machine purchase, supporting the customer’s production during machine build and providing an ongoing offload facility for managing peak demand. WAM certifications include ISO9001, AS9100 and Nadcap for non-conventional processes, as well as independent accreditation with many of the industry’s blue-chip OEMs.

Following 7 years of close collaboration, in 2019 Winbro Group Technologies joined forces with the Quaser Group plc  [www.quaser.com] to form the Quaser Winbro Technologies Group. Headquartered in Taichung, Taiwan, Quaser Machine Tools (QMT) was founded in 1991 and is a leading manufacturer of 5-axis machine tools with an enviable reputation for quality and service.

In recent years, Winbro has maintained its world-leading capability in machining Aero and Industrial Gas turbines blades, vanes and combustors. It now works with a wider range of materials including CMCs and Silicon and has found its skills and knowledge are highly transferrable to other sectors including semiconductor fabrication, fuel cells and medical device manufacture.