Strip Tinning Limited is founded by Cecil Barton in London, England, plating wires and coils for general engineering applications.
Develops wiping technology for radiator fin, supplying European industry with tinned copper coil.
Delivers ultra-fine gauge ribbons to Aerospace customers for use as electrical power distribution materials within heated glass.
Begins serial production of tinned copper busbar materials for Quickclear glass, a trademark of Ford Motor Company.
Now under the steer of Cecil’s son Richard Barton as Managing Director, the company re-locates manufacturing facilities to Birmingham, England to support rolling mill and metal service centre customer base.
Develops high pressure wiping technology to deliver market leading coatings to non-ferrous engineering markets.
Broadens supply of automotive busbar materials to over 50 customers, in over 40 locations globally, introducing adhesive and low-melt point product variants.
Moves operations to brand new purpose built 25,000 sqf facility in South Birmingham.
Develops flat foil connectors for laminated glass.
Supports photovoltaic customer base with special purpose connectors through rolling, slitting and laminating operations.
Support automotive glazing growth by introduction of first fully automatic Flat Foil Connector line.
Introduction of solder bridge assembly cell serving back-lite solder bridge and crimp contact connector customers.
Continued FPC process enhancement to support core competences of multi-material lamination processes, and to serve automotive lighting and heating applications.
Commences supply of FPC Connectors used as automotive antennas.
Develops flex solutions for Electric Vehicle battery module manufacturers, which enable voltage and temperature control of the module. And begins manufacture of Cell Contacting Systems encompassing the flex, busbars, plastic carriers and Connection to the BMS. Accelerates installation of capacity to support customer demand.