Allwood Machinery was established in 1981 By Peter and Jacky Whitehead, followed 2 years later by Michael Hinks. Both Peter and Michael gained their experience in the industry at Interwood Ltd.
At first the company carried out servicing and repair work for all kinds of woodwork machinery. This quickly developed into supplying pre-owned machines and rebuilding ex-Interwood equipment. Because of Allwood's experience within the woodworking industry their customers started to ask for special purpose machines to be manufactured for their specific jobs. This proved a huge success and Allwood, within 5 years of starting their business, outgrow their premises and moved into a purpose built factory.
Eventually, a comprehensive range of new machinery agencies was built up, with machines supplied mainly through European companies, many of which are still solely represented by Allwood. These being Bi-Matic, Magic, Pinheiro and Unitec.
When in December 2001 Interwood closed after 73 years Allwood purchased the spares, stock, intellectual property rights and the Interwood trademark allowing Allwood to continue the well-established name and supply spare parts, accessories and advice.
Peter has been in the industry for 43 years.
He is a fully qualified engineer gained from working as a service engineer at Interwood.
He has an exceptional knowledge of the woodworking industry
Michael has been in the industry for 42 years. He served as an apprentice to become a qualified engineer at Interwood.
He has built up a wealth of knowledge in the industry.
Julie joined the company in June 2015.
Part of Julie's job is dealing with spare parts and logging of all machinery which is a very important part of our company.
Craig joined the company in 2018 Year and is training in all aspects of machine repairing and rebuilding