Welding specialist Arc Energy Resources Ltd was established in 1994 by International and European Welding Engineer, Alan Robinson.
In its first year of trading, Arc Energy had four staff and sales of just £1,148. Today, Arc Energy has expanded into a multi-million pound business with 70 staff, regularly trading with some of the largest companies in the world.
Quality has always been the bedrock of success for Arc Energy and in 1995, just a year after inception, it signalled intent by achieving ISO 9002.
With this accreditation on board, its rapid growth began. Sales topped £1/2 million in 1996, doubling to over £1 million in 1997.
Arc Energy had outgrown its premises and moved into a new 15,000 sq ft factory in Eastington, Gloucestershire. With new premises, the company continued its progressive growth and, in 2002, true to its philosophy, achieved ISO 9001 and ISO 3834-2 certification.
Arc Energy saw sales in excess of £2 million for the first time. It was also the first year that the company became a corporate sponsor of Gloucester Rugby Football Club. In recognition of Arc Energy’s dedication to quality through people, the prestigious Investors In People award was bestowed for the first time.
With continuous growth, the company expanded again in 2005 and two extra company directors increased the board to four. As well as this, it also increased workspace by taking on two extra units.
Arc Energy was certified as an ASME U & National Board R Stamp holder, becoming the first weld overlay specialist in Western Europe to hold the certification.
This was a tremendous year, seeing sales rise to over £5 million. By now, Arc Energy employed 65 staff and had expanded once again within Eastington Industrial Estate.
The environmental standard ISO 14001 was achieved in 2010 and the Investors In People accreditation was renewed with another glowing report. In early 2012, accreditation for OHSAS 18001 was gained.
Arc Energy Resources achieved the Investors In People Bronze award, an outstanding achievement for a SME. Arc Energy also became one of only seven companies in the UK able to offer ASME U2 services, through accreditation by ASME.
Arc Energy celebrated its 20th anniversary and the business continued to thrive. With significant investments in machinery, premises and people, Arc Energy continued its philosophy of supplying quality assured goods, whilst providing unsurpassed technical support.
Andrew Robinson became Managing Director.
The acquisition of CLG Engineering enabled Arc Energy to supply in-house machining to its long list of capabilities, improving control over project requirements and helping to reduce lead times.
Arc Energy Resources Ltd is proud to announce that it has now joined the small number of elite welding engineering companies certified to BS EN 15085 Class 1. This is the top level accreditation for Welding of Railway Vehicles and Components (CWRVC).
The company is proud to now also be approved as a Tier 1 Supplier for welding to Rolls Royce, whose brand is synonymous with engineering excellence.