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Our History

CMT Engineering Ltd. has a long history stretching back over 100 years on its site in Cradley Heath.

It is an independent company owned by Anjali Agrawal with two divisions. Anjali is a chartered accountant; she has experience of working in various locations worldwide, giving her the opportunity to build a network of international relationships.


CMT Engineering bought by Anjali Agrawal from Liberty House and incorporated as an independent company.


Caparo’s UK businesses go into administration; bought by Liberty House Group.


Nupac Clamps moves from Tewkesbury to become part of CMT Engineering; further development of product range and investment in new injection moulding machinery.


Major investment in semi-automatic rotary transfer machines for barrel nipple production.


Spartan is bought by Caparo; company name changed to Nupac.


Spartan Fixtures buys Spartan Plastics in Tewkesbury to produce G clamps.


Unicone transferred to CMT Engineering in Cradley Heath.


CMT Group bought by Caparo.


Spartan Fixtures established in Martley, Worcestershire , by David Ecclestone to market his patented 40mm plastic Spartan G Clamp.


Tube Fittings moves into new premises in Cradley heath, built on the site of the original Cradley Heath Manufacturing Company.


Midland Iron Group acquired by Central Manufacturing and Trading – the reason we are still called CMT.


Midland Iron and Hardware Company formed. Cradley Heath Manufacturing and Tube Fittings become part of Midland Iron Group; close association with the Unicone Company.


Unicone Company formed in Glasgow by George Richard Inshaw. Patent application filed for Unicone system.


Tube Fittings founded. Factory in Old Hill, specialising in forged threaded mild steel elbows and tees.


Cradley Heath Manufacturing Company established, making wrought iron fittings for the gas, water and steam industries.


Wrought iron pipe fittings first produced by John Russell, landlord of the Turks Head Inn in Wednesbury. Over the next century the Black Country becomes the centre of the world’s steel tube-making industry.