Metal spinning firm founded in 1946 falls into administration

A West Yorkshire-based specialist contract metal spinners, which has been in business for 74 years, has fallen into administration with all its staff made redundant.

Ossett-based insolvency practitioner, Phil Booth of Booth & Co has been appointed administrator of Middleton & Cruddas Limited, known within the industry as Elland Metal Spinning.

In one guise or another Elland Metal Spinning has served customers since 1946 from its Halifax facility.

It supplied a range of components in mild steel, aluminium, stainless, copper, brass and various alloys.

The company make parts for all types of domestic appliances, catering equipment, light fittings, dust extraction and filtration, heating and ventilation, lab test equipment and drainage uses.

Difficult trading conditions, further compounded by the pandemic meant the business had become unviable.

It ceased to trade on 3 December 2020 and all 15 of its employees were made redundant immediately on the administrator’s appointment.

The Machinery and Business Assets department of Walker Singleton have been appointed to realise the company’s assets and have committed to an online auction set to close on Thursday 21 January 2021.

Daniel Hey, director, said: ‘Elland Metal Spinners were a well-known and respected manufacturer in the local business community with stronger recognition in the specialist UK spinning industry, which has a solid West Yorkshire presence.

“Since appointment, time has been committed to supporting a smooth transition of supply for existing customers through the return of third-party tooling, alongside extracting value from the tool sets owned by the business.

“Focus now turns to the manufacturing plant and site support equipment, which presents a diverse asset base that will appeal to a range of businesses at local, regional and national level.”