Already covered on forums in great detail but its a first for me , history taken from Wiki....
We are an independent chemical manufacturing company. We specialise in organic chemistry and offer contract manufacturing services and a range of fine chemical intermediates to the crop science, health & nutrition and specialty markets.
Hickson & Welch specialises in the synthesis of organic chemical intermediates and has two principal businesses:
Contract Manufacture and
Fine Chemical Intermediates
Both businesses operate from a 74 hectare site at Castleford, West Yorkshire, which has an efficient and flexible manufacturing infrastructure and first-class safety and environmental performance.
Hickson and Welsh
Probably the very best chemical manufacturer we can recommend. We also supply in organic chemical intermediates and custom synthesis for crop science products. We have the experience, expertise and facilities to produce almost any intermediate no matter how complex it may be.
Examples of our product capabilities include:
* Sulfonyl chlorides and sulfonamides
* Isocyanates and sulfonyl isocyanates
* Thiols and sulfides
* Aromatic amines
* Nitro aromatics
* Acid chlorides
80 Years Of Chemical Manufacturing Expertise
* 1915 - Ernest Hickson built a plant for TNT and picric acid production
* 1920's - Switched production to nitrotoluenes for dyes and pigments
* 1940's - Large scale chlorination Largest UK producer of DDT
* 1950's - Ceased DDT. Phosgenation to produce ureas. Optical Brightening agents
* 1960's - Expansion of nitrotoluenes
* Tax Accountants
* 1970's - Contract manufacturing investment
* 1990's - Expansion of hydrogenation and phosgenation facilities
* 2000 - Acquisition by Arch Chemicals
Thanks for looking Oldskool...
This is the old Fiat Trattori (tractor) factory, this factory was build in the 1960s and was abandoned in 1993 after Fiat bought the American company New Holland.
Today the plant is in quite bad shape. There are no plans of reconverting the place.
This was the Design centre and the administration building.
Thanks for looking!
My first post to this forum.
Today we visited a factory somewhere in Belgium.
It used to be a plant where soda but mostly water was bottled and then prepared for distribution to grocery stores in Belgium and surrounding countries.
The factory stopped being productive because of a severe collapse of the roof.
We didn't have any hightech-equipment so I used my iPhone to make some pics. enjoy!
This was an odd explore, from the front of the building it looked like a standard office block but the inside told a different story.
First off, some fairly standard looking CNC machines - but the further in we ventured the clearer it became. There was an entire production line left in situ for making alloy wheels!
Each stage of the build process had its own machining area and the wheels were transported from one area to the next on a huge conveyor system - everything from milling, shot blasting, heat treatment, lacquering and pressure testing. Many of the machines had lot numbers attached and it was my guess that it wouldn't be long before everything including an immaculate rack of machine tools were auctioned off.
We gradually made our way to the front of the building, where the only notable room was a small laboratory - still half equipped. An enjoyable explore and a good end to the day.
Visited with Jaff Fox and thanks to H for his info.
This sign, roughly translated means: food and drink are strictly prohibited in the lacquer plant.