O.L.D. was established in 1971 by Bill Lusty and his two partners, Barry Olner and John Drackley. The business originally operated from a small factory in Sharnford, Leicestershire, supplying engine parts to the likes of British Rail, London Bus and Crane Fruehauf.

When he acquired overall control of the company in 1979, Bill relocated O.L.D. to its current location in Hinckley, where continual investment in new technology and unwavering commitment to quality led it to grow exponentially, despite the effects of political and economic circumstances on British manufacturing at the time. Since then, O.L.D. has grown into a global business that operates from a 50,000 square foot premises, employs more than 50 expert staff and has built a strong reputation as an engineering solutions provider.

When Bill Lusty retired in 1996, the control of O.L.D. was passed onto his family, with his daughter, Mary, becoming Managing Director in 2007. Through this family connection, O.L.D. benefits from a long-term vision and assured reinvestment. We now host a full range of CNC machines, including lathes, machining centres, grinding machines and a range of state-of-the-art inspection equipment.

Our expertise covers a number of industries which we serve via a combination of automated and manual machinery to ensure customers benefit from the most cost-effective, quality-assured methods of precision engineering.

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