How it All Began
CR Clarke & Company was founded by Chris Clarke in 1974. With industrial experience at Rolls Royce along with seven years as an engineering lecturer. Chris was approached by a former colleague to build a simple heating machine to use with plastics in school workshops.
Production started in the outbuildings of the family home, and by 1977 a small range of strip heaters and vacuum forming machines had been developed.
In 1978 the company relocated to Ammanford, South Wales and moved to its current factory in 1982.
Chris Clarke retired in 2004. At this time his son Maurice completed a Management Buyout to purchase the company and take it forward.
Today, we have a dedicated team of around 25 people, many of who have worked in our company for over 20 years. This depth of experience helps us both when working in new projects, and also with any support questions that arise even for older products.