Widney Blog

  • 100 Years of Design History

    100 Years of Design History

    Roger Cox, our Global Sales Manager, was contacted recently for some history on a seat manufactured by Hallam Sleigh & Cheston, predecessor to Widney Manufacturing. The patented fold down seat was designed and manufactured in Birmingham read more


  • Hyundai HL960

    Hyundai HL960

    What keeps the sun out of a Hyundai HL960 driver's eyes? A Widney sun blind of course! read more


  • JCB New Hydradig

    JCB New Hydradig

    JCB launched their new Hydradig at BAUMA Munich last month. This new, critically acclaimed machine achieves industry firsts for all round visibility. All moving windows are designed and manufactured by Widney Manufacturing Ltd. read more


  • FDIC Indianapolis

    FDIC Indianapolis

    Widney’s Global Sales Manager, Roger Cox, will be joining our USA distributor Hansen International at the FDIC on Thursday and Friday this week. The Fire Department Instructors Conference is the largest fire and emergency services read more


  • BAUMA Munich

    BAUMA Munich

    Widney directors Steve Roberts and Jason Brookes are visiting BAUMA Munich this week. BAUMA is the world’s leading trade fair for construction machinery and vehicles with more than 3000 exhibitors and half a million visitors. read more


  • Widney Sun Blinds Stretch Far and Wide

    Widney Sun Blinds Stretch Far and Wide

    The Kowloon Motor Bus Company and City Bus, both Hong Kong based, use Widney sun blinds on their double decker buses. read more


  • Widney wins Quality Performance Award

    Widney wins Quality Performance Award

    Widney has won a Quality Performance Award at the Crenlo Supplier Conference. read more


  • Do you need telescopic slides?

    Do you need telescopic slides?

    Do you have a requirement for a telescopic slide? Just specify: 1. Closed length (mm) 2. Extension required (mm) 3. Load (kg) 4. Application/operating environment to give our engineers all the information they need to prepare a read more


  • Apprentices - One Year on

    Apprentices - One Year on

    12 months on our apprentices are making good progress. After their year long introduction with our training partner the EEF, Cohen Harford, Sam Johnson and Andrew Mehigan are now hard at work throughout the factory. Sam is working in the read more


  • New Horsebox Application

    New Horsebox Application

    Question: How do you get your mobility scooter to slide out of a horsebox? Answer: Slide it out on Widney slides A major horsebox manufacturer has used Widney slides on a sliding platform for storing a mobility scooter in a new horsebox. read more


  • Heavy Duty Locking 430 Slide

    Heavy Duty Locking 430 Slide

    Vehicle conversion companies have long been users of the Widney telescopic slides for sliding solutions in utility conversions and other specific purpose vehicles. Recently, UK Sales Engineer Adam Garratt was asked to propose a locking read more


  • Sliding Roof Lights With Widney Slides

    Sliding Roof Lights With Widney Slides

    Last week saw a new application which led to a large slide order. The Widney 410 slide, which is a light in weight aluminium slide yet a heavy duty performing slide, was selected for sliding roof lights. The slide is ideal for such an read more


  • Widney Slides The Favourite With Horsebox Manufacturers

    Widney Slides The Favourite With Horsebox Manufacturers

    Last weeks blog highlighted the ability using Widney slides to offer a flexible sliding solution to removing equipment from your vehicle. This is admirably shown in the picture below. The customer Whittakers Horseboxes has designed the read more


  • JCB Slide Into Action

    JCB Slide Into Action

    JCB have been a long standing customer of Widney, purchasing windows and sun blinds. Good news however, we have just received the first orders for #telescopicslides for a cab drawer option. This means that JCB now purchase all 3 of Widney's core read more


  • No Cut Backs For Widney 410 Slides

    No Cut Backs For Widney 410 Slides

    Government cut backs don't seem to be affecting Widney's 410 slide, having received further orders this week from fire truck builders within the UK and Europe. The benefit of the 410 slide is it is a heavy duty aluminium slide which is light in read more


  • Watch Out Adam's About

    Watch Out Adam's About

    Following on from the success of recent weeks, our UK Sales Engineer Adam will yet again be letting our followers know his whereabouts via Twitter. Last week, Adam tweeted he was visiting horsebox manufacturers. This week Adam will be read more


  • Widney's new Mercedes Truck - is it Formula 1?

    Widney's new Mercedes Truck - is it Formula 1?

    Widney's new Mercedes truck has been likened to Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes racing car - the paint jobs are very similar! Lee Bilston, our driver, though is no Lewis Hamilton but he has got more hair. Eat your heart out Nicole Scherzinger. read more


  • Widney..... We have lift off!

    Widney..... We have lift off!

    Widney..... We have lift off! It was a case of "Widney we have a problem" when a brief came through to the sales team for a space station application. When Widney Manufacturing say we can provide telescopic slides for any application, read more


  • @widneyslides Twitter Page creates interest for Sales Engineer

    @widneyslides Twitter Page creates interest for Sales Engineer

    This week, Widney's UK Sales Engineer Adam Garratt has been using @widneyslides twitter page to let customers know his whereabouts. Adam is on the road showcasing the Widney slide range which includes both heavy duty slides and light duty read more


  • Widney Heavy Duty Aluminium Slides at CV Show

    Widney Heavy Duty Aluminium Slides at CV Show

    Widney Heavy Duty Aluminium Slides at CV Show This week saw the NEC host this year's Commercial Vehicle Show. Last year over 18,000 visitors passed through the doors. The Commercial Vehicle Show is the primary sourcing and selling read more


  • Widney have a New UK Sales Engineer

    Widney have a New UK Sales Engineer

    Widney Manufacturing's latest addition to the UK Sales Team, Adam Garratt, will be responsible for Widney’s Heavy Duty & Light Duty Telescopic Slides. Adam has been on the road this week visiting new potential telescopic slide read more


  • Fire Truck Application

    Fire Truck Application

    Following Roger's return from the FDIC Show in the US, he was able to obtain some application photos of the heavy duty 410 aluminium slide in action. The photo shows the slide in a battery box and step application within a US firetruck. read more


  • Heavy Duty Aluminium Slide Launched to US Fire Truck Builders

    Heavy Duty Aluminium Slide Launched to US Fire Truck Builders

    FDIC the world's largest fire equipment show was held in the USA this week. Roger Cox, Widney's Global Sales Manager, was there to support Hansen International, Widney's US distributor in promoting Widney slides. Widney and Hansen have read more


  • Telescopic Slides from Widney Manufacturing

    Telescopic Slides from Widney Manufacturing

    Founded over 100 years ago, Widney started life manufacturing components for horse drawn carriages. Since then, Widney Manufacturing has grown to become a global market leader in the design and manufacture of light and heavy duty telescopic read more