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Frequently Asked Questions

In what year was the company formed?

Hitherbest Ltd. began as Hitherbest Precision Engineering in September 1985. The company was set up by Chris Evans and is still owned by the Evans family today.

What is the company’s address?

Heath Hill Court, Heath Hill Industrial Estate, Dawley, Telford, Shropshire, TF4 2RH.

Hitherbest is conveniently located just 2 miles from junction 6 of the M54, within easy reach of the M6 and other major transport routes.

How many staff does Hitherbest employ?

We employ over 35 staff, with around 300 years’ combined experience!

We are also a growing company. If you are interested in working with us then please see our careers page for details of our current vacancies.

What is the manufacturing lead time?

Lead time will vary depending on a number of factors, including the nature of the work, whether or not an item has been manufactured by Hitherbest before, if the design has been optimised for production and if any specialist tooling, finishes or additional components are required.

We pride ourselves on our short lead times and on our outstanding customer service, so if you are working to a tight deadline please contact our production team to see if we can help.

How quickly are you able to issue a quote?

Once we have all of the information that we need, we should be able to issue a quote within 48 hours.

Does the company have its own delivery service?

Yes. We run a small fleet of vehicles and deliver nationwide.

Do you carry out powder coating in-house?

Yes. Powder coating in-house means that we can be certain that each product we fabricate will receive the quality finish that our customers expect. It also allows us to keep control of the whole manufacturing process, enabling us to offer the short lead times that our customers value.

Our paint team are hugely experienced and use highly efficient Super Corona powder coating guns, which boast precise charge control technology and are suitable for even the most complex fabrications.

Please see our powder-coating page for further information.

Do you offer laser cutting?

Yes, when necessary we will subcontract cutting work to trusted third parties. However, we find that most knockouts can be generated using our Trumpf punching machines and that this is usually the most cost-effective solution for our customers.