Specialist designers and manufacturers of high quality, high durability steel products used in the construction industry.
After leaving the army, returning from national service, with an exemplary record, glowing testimonial and a great deal of enthusiasm, Frederick Richard Jones set out in business in his native Shropshire. Being in a rural situation his first venture was in the local manufacture of farm gates and agricultural products, but to a quality not easily achieved in those post-war years.
Number one in Frederick Jones’ philosophy continued to be quality, which was the cornerstone of his thinking and one which he maintained throughout his business life. This was to prove a major factor in his ongoing success and still manifests itself in the Company consciousness to this day.
This insistence on quality, coupled with a hard work ethic, resulted in steady growth of the company which eventually moved into an enlarged factory at Smithfield Works, Ellesmere, Shropshire, as Frederick Jones Limited.
In 1968 the company developed further product ranges and produced Europe’s very first Pressed Steel Galvanised Manhole Cover, ground-breaking innovation of which more were to follow.
In the early 70’s, the inclusion of Frederick Jones’ son into the business meant the company re-registered as Frederick Jones & Son, and continued to flourish with continued expansion in sales and product development.
Eventually, insufficient space at Ellesmere prompted the company to seek larger premises to aid expansion and bring essential production facilities in-house; especially galvanising.
In the early 70’s the Company moved lock, stock and barrel 8 miles to new premises on the edge of Oswestry on the Shropshire/Wales border. Galvanising tanks were soon installed, allowing them to control finishing standards up to the high levels demanded by all.
Recognising that their new range of quality products needed the right kind of back up prompted the introduction of their specifier manual – ring binders full of data and information for the specifier and engineer alike.
The mid 70’s saw the launch of the heavy duty post galvanised SUPERLINTEL setting new standards of strength and durability with the introduction of the Ultra Galv process to achieve a minimum of 2000gms zinc coated finish.
In the 80’s relationships, following a name change to Jones of Oswestry, relationships were cemented with a growing number of clients by providing excellent service and technical backing particularly with reference to bespoke design solutions.
Following various owners throughout the last 20 years Jones of Oswestry was purchased by the the Hill & Smith Group PLC which has an annual turnover in excess of £540 million and now finds itself as part of their Lionweld Group of Companies.