The Unitech Group started life not in 100,000’s sq. ft. in numerous manufacturing facilities around the UK as it is now, but as Wednesbury Catering Equipment Ltd in a 20×10 portacabin in 1991 located in Wednesbury, West Midlands. This was not the most well equipped portacabin with no useable bathroom facilities.
One year into business Wednesbury Catering Equipment moved to Aldridge, West Midlands. Here they merged with Universal Technical Products Ltd into Unitech, later to be known as Unitech Engineering Ltd.
The directors were keen to expand, and in 1996 Unitech Engineering moved to Brownhills, West Midlands. Then two years after in 1998, a conveyors division was started, this opened a new market sector for Unitech, who had previously only been doing basic stainless-steel fabrication.
Between July and September 2001, the manufacturer Technopak was forced to close its doors, from this Unitech acquired approximately 30 highly skilled personnel, this helped Unitech dramatically expand its capacities – They opened a washers’ division and the previously established conveyor division could start looking at more sophisticated conveyors systems, this included high-speed canning and automation systems.
With this expansion Unitech needed to expand its manufacturing space – this expansion came in the form of moving to Burntwood, West Midlands. A 70,000-sq. ft. factory originally used by Triumph Motorcycles Ltd to manufacture and store their spare parts. When Unitech made this move it also acquired Burntwood Spray Booths, Mindon Ovens & Orion Packaging – They were all merged and they formed Unitech Machinery.
In January 2009, Unitech acquired Scottish catering equipment manufacturer Scobie McIntosh, this formed the start of the Unitech Group as ScoMac Catering Equipment. With this acquisition, it enabled the Unitech Group to offer services from Custom Foodservice & Commercial Catering Solutions all the way through to heavy stainless steel plant.
From late 2009 – 2012 The Unitech Group acquired more business into the group
- October 2009 – Welequip (Reopened as ScoMac Cambridge Sales Office)
- June 2010 – Corsair Engineering
- December 2011 – Driver Southall
- March 2012 – AMI Blaymires (Reopened as Unitech Blaymires)
- September 2012 – HM Steeltech
- November 2012 – Stellex Manufacturing
- November 2012 – Valera
In 2017 Unitech opened two business which complement the Unitech Group
- July 2017 – Smart Balustrades
- September 2017 – StellVet
The latest additions to the group are: