New premises for 130-year-old steelworks

A local, family-run engineering business is celebrating a £1.25 million investment in new premises.

Drop forging firm WH Tidesley have been based in the Black Country town of Willenhall for over 130 years.

They manufacture steel components and parts for Aston Martin, Lotus and Morgan Motors as well as for classic Bentleys, Porsches, Ferraris and Norton Motorcycles.

Drop forging is a manufacturing process that uses pressure to forge molten hot metal Credit: ITV News Central
A ball of red-hot metal is loaded into a forge Credit: ITV News Central