At Winder Power we have a tremendous history.

Winder Power has been an established business for over a hundred years; and in that time our dedication to innovation, customer service and industry excellence has grown alongside our impressive portfolio.

2008 saw our move to Winder Power’s current premises in the heart of West Yorkshire, which boasts an impressive, modern factory covering 80,000 square feet. Our team consists of a hundred first-class employees who each contribute to our extensive wealth of knowledge and experience, and are committed to providing an array of services to our diverse customer base who specialise in sectors such as utilities, renewable energy and industrial applications.

November 2011
Management Buy-out

Andy Pinkney, Jo Evans, Laurence MacKenzie and Paul Matthews led a second management buy-out backed by Enterprise Ventures and Harry McCracken.

July 2008
A move to fantastic new premises

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 provide 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 providing a more efficient office environment for the growing design, sales and business support teams. Manufacturing space has also increased, which has enhanced productivity.

January 2005
First management buy-out

The company underwent a management buy-out, which in turn saw the installation of a senior management team and a new chairman at the head of the business. The aim of this was to enhance Winder Power’s growth, the services we offer and utility contracts won. The team has been highly successful and has created a strong platform that has the ability to refocus and develop the business.

July 2004
First utility term contract

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 25 MVA. The company has since been very successful in winning long term contracts with other electricity network owners.

September 1981
Winder Power and Leeds United

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 above, and if you are really keen you can purchase one of the original shirts on the website vintagefootballshirts.com – for £110!

The 1970s

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 1960s

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.


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