1880s

1883

Richard Cadisch, a Swiss national arrives in the UK and starts Fenestre, Cadisch & Co. as a general importer of sheep shears, essential oils and engineering products.

 

1900s

1900

The motor trade begins to develop; Richard starts importing motor accessories and selling the Zenith Carburettor in large volumes to the new motor manufacturers.

 

1920s

1920

After the First World War, his three sons join him to form R.Cadisch & Sons. The business is now operating from 171 Gt. Portland Street in London, manufacturing motor accessories and garage equipment.

1925

Business is booming and the motor trade continues to grow. The manufacturing facility has to be moved to larger premises at 5-6 Lion Square in Holborn.

1927

A new factory is opened in Ipswich, manufacturing radio receivers and components.

1928

A new wire weavers division is set up, which today, forms the basis for Cadisch Precision Meshes Ltd. filtration business.

 

1930s

1937

R.Cadisch & Sons. continue to expand their manufacturing product range including domestic appliances, light fittings and wiring suppliers.

1939

The Second World War begins and the motor trade is limited. The business joins the war efforts by manufacturing aircraft vital part for the Air Ministry

 

1950s

1956

R.Cadisch & Sons is awarded two Royal Warrants as suppliers of household equipment to the Royal Family.

1959

The business is now the largest motor factors company in the country and needs larger premises: a new production facility is opened in North London and Ipswich with new offices opened in the City

 

1960s

1965

A new contract is awarded to us by British Aerospace, supplying special filters for Concorde.

1969

The motor side of the business is sold to Brown Brothers. It’s one of the largest private sales of the time! The family decide to focus on developing Wire Mesh Filtration from new premises in Finchley. The business is now supplying products to sectors worldwide including: recycling, petrochemicals, electronics, foodstuffs and general engineering.

 

1970s

1970

A new contract is awarded to us by Rolls Royce, to supply filters for the Aeronautical Engines division.

1975

A new screen printing division is set up to supply the rapidly expanding printed circuit board industry.

 

1980s

1985

A new, state of the art production facility is opened in Alton, Hampshire producing new filtration technology for the recycling industry.

1988

A new depot is opened in Aberdeen to supply specialised screens to the North Sea Oil industry.

 

1990s

1990

R.Cadisch & Sons is renamed to Cadisch Precision Meshes Ltd. as a Group of companies operating with 3 divisions: 1) Woven Wire Mesh and Perforated Sheet, 2) Synthetic Filtration Materials and 3) Screen Printing Fabrics.

1992

The business is awarded contracts with Bentley and Jaguar to supply wire mesh radiator grilles.

1995

A new production facility is opened at High Wycombe producing very specialised screens for the rapidly growing CD and DVD printing market.

 

2000s

2001

Metals and meshes are popular amongst architects. And so, Cadisch MDA Ltd is formed; A company with knowledge and experience about innovative, engineering solutions for buildings such as: stadiums, museums, prestigious public buildings, but also for smaller scale buildings such as restaurants, shops and private residences.

2009

There’s growing demand from architects to add LED lighting to projects. As a result, the Cadisch Group purchase a specialist LED company with over 20 years of experience developing LED technology. Working collaboratively with Cadisch MDA, the companies develop architectural building fabrics and lighting to enhance the design.

 

2010s

2013

Ecoled Ltd. is formed, focusing on developing LED technology.

2015

The Group is expanding and moves to larger premises in Herts. A new purpose build production facility is opened in Hatfield.

 

TODAY

2016

The Group is still run and managed by the third, fourth and fifth generation of the Cadisch Family, along with support from other Directors. Business is thriving after being founded more than 130 years ago by far-sighted, Richard E Cadisch.