Chapmans Ltd is an established manufacturer of wear resistant components and general purpose hard facings who are proud to be based in the Steel City of Sheffield.The company as we know it today came into being by acquisitions and mergers of several famous agricultural concerns. In more recent times we have acquired Richland Engineering and – significantly – the flexible chain harrow division of PJ Parmiter. Our facilities are therefore no longer solely geared to the production of components and sub assemblies, but increasingly to the manufacture of completely finished machines.
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Our mission is to be Europe’s leading supplier of wear resistant components in terms of quality, performance, service and all round value for money. Our core company values of hard work, investment in new technologies and innovative solutions has enabled an unparalleled growth rate since the company’s inception.
The total support of our shareholders and their commitment to Research and Development enables our business partners to face the future with confidence, in a rapidly changing and increasingly competitive environment.
Today, Chapmans is an established manufacturer of wear-resistant components and general-purpose hard facings that is proud to be based in the Steel City of Sheffield. Our heritage dates back much further than this, however.
Our factory building is steeped in history, the foundation stone having being laid laid in March 1945 by Lady Riverdale of the well-known local family of entrepreneurs.
The company as we know it today came into being by acquisitions and mergers of several famous agricultural concerns. We are located at Club Mill Road, the traditional home of Hattersley and Ridge, but have also integrated the historic names of Tyzack Sons and Turner, Parkins and Spaffords. In more recent times we have acquired Richland Engineering and embarked upon a period of rapid and sustained growth, particularly in export markets.
Our Quality Systems are accredited to BS EN ISO 9001 2001 and are audited regularly. We see quality as the corner stone of our business and you can be assured that we take exceptional care in selecting our raw material suppliers who provide regular deliveries of chrome boron and high carbon spring steel grades. Incoming deliveries are always supported by test certificates showing the exact chemical composition such that we can determine the optimum heat treatment techniques and soak times for the individual cast.
Our Quality Assurance Manager oversees our policy of continuous improvement, which together with our programme of planned and preventative maintenance ensures that our processes are in line with industry best practice. All production batches are checked for hardness levels and dimensional accuracy by our dedicated team of Quality Inspectors so you can be confident all parts we supply are fit for purpose every time. A recent innovation has been the installation of on-site laboratory equipment to ensure that components possess acceptable micro structures for the environments in which they are used.
Meticulous design processes guarantee the same characteristics as your original sample, drawings or design brief.
Where improvements to the original brief are required, these are confirmed in advance and agreed by means of a Signed Approved Drawing.
Our press tooling is produced in-house by a full team of experienced graduate-qualified engineers whose expertise includes tooling design, metals forming, 3D modelling software, fabrication and assembly, new product development and project management.
All designs are received and produced in the strictest confidence. We safeguard manufacturers’ intellectual property and business by retaining their designs for the production and supply of parts exclusively to them.
Whether you require the smallest flail or a fully assembled fabrication, you can be confident that we will handle your order with the utmost professionalism. Our reputation for engineering excellence and commitment to Total Quality is our principal strength such that rejection rates for core products continue to fall year on year.
Please ask our Sales Team for further details on Consignment Stock Agreements or forecasting systems which we operate with many of our Key Accounts. We are here to help and advise no matter how seasonal or unpredictable your demand pattern may be.
In house manufacturing facilities include: Tooling Making & Design, CNC Machining, Laser Cutting, Full Heat Treatment, Fabrication & Welding, Hard Facing and Forging.