(formerly Babcock Wire Equipment) was established in 1969 and has four principal product ranges:
- Conform™ – extrusion machinery for aluminium, copper and other non- ferrous metals.
- Conklad™ – machinery for cladding or sheathing wires and cables with aluminium.
- SheathEx™ – machinery for sheathing high voltage power cables with aluminium.
- Coldweld™ – machines for joining non- ferrous metals without heat, fillers or fluxes.
BWE Ltd is a British engineering company specialising in Continuous Extrusion Machines for many different applications and Cold Pressure Welders for the cable and wire industry.
The Company has manufactured Cold Pressure Welding Machines at its Ashford factory since 1969. BWE Ltd and its American associated company, Koldweld LLC, are the worlds longest established manufacturers of this equipment and have supplied more than 25,000 machines to the Wire & Cable Industry.
In 1976 the Company was awarded the first licence to develop, manufacture and supply Conform™ Continuous Extrusion Machines by the inventors, the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority. BWE has continued to invest in developing the process and has pioneered many new applications including thin-walled aluminium round and multi-port tube, aluminium clad steel wire and sheathing fibre-optic, CATV and power cables with aluminium.
BWE has a strong management team committed to providing a comprehensive service to customers from application development through pilot production, training, installation, commissioning and after-sales service.
BWE Ltd owns the registered names Conform, Conklad and SheathEx together with a number of critically important patents associated with the processes and their development.
Over the years it has been the policy of BWE Ltd to invest in the business. The range of applications and patents demonstrates its success in development of the technology.