Andy Pinkney, Jo Evans, Laurence MacKenzie and Paul Matthews led a second management buyout backed by Enterprise Ventures and Harry McCracken.November 2012
In 2008 Winder Power moved to newer and larger premises in Stanningley, just around the corner from its previous home but another world away in terms of facilities. This move brought a new dimension to the company’s capabilities and also to its commitment to customer service.
The new headquarters provided enhanced facilities for continued growth of its power and distribution transformer business for utilities transportation and industry.
The new premises nearly doubles Winder Power’s manufacturing capability, offering larger crane facilities, room for a new test laboratory and provided a more efficient office environment for the growing design, sales and business support teams.
Manufacturing space was also increase, which enhanced productivity.
The company underwent a management buy-out, which installed a senior management team and a new chairman at the head of the business with the aim of taking Winder to the next level in terms of growth, services offered and utility contracts won. This was a highly successful team that created a strong platform to develop and focus the business.January 2005
The company secured a three year deal with Northern Ireland Electricity for the design, manufacture and supply of power transformers in a variety of capacities, from 6.25MVA through to 25MVA. The company has since been very successful in winning long term contracts with other electricity network owners.July 2004
In 1981 Winder Power, or RF Winder as it was styled then, was the first main shirt sponsor of Leeds United, and it was the period that brought the company to the attention of the wider local community. The sponsorship package at the time cost around £40,000, which is the equivalent of £120,000 in today’s money!
You can see the shirt design below, and if you are really keen you can purchase one of the original shirts on the website vintagefootballshirts.com – for £110!September 1981
At this stage in the company’s development, the business covered a wide range of services and mainly focused on motors.
Winder Power was manufacturing new transformers but only small units.The 1970s
Throughout the 1960s the company was heavily involved in electrical contracting work such as wiring factories and buildings, with a team of 50 people producing this kind of work.The 1960s