Medway Bearings & Power Transmission was launched by Ray Mifsud as a distributor of bearings and power transmission products. Ray began his career as an apprentice toolmaker.
The company grew steadily in the early years, expanding through purchasing and supply agreements with manufacturers in Europe and Asia.
Registered trademark MEDWAY was granted, and product branding commenced for power transmission products.
Industrial premises purchased, 28,000 square feet. It was refurbished in 2021 and is still occupied to this day.
Acquisition of a UK rod end & spherical bearing manufacturer.
Significant investment of eight new CNC production machines.
Achieved quality assurance to ISO 9001:2000 (quality management systems).
Purchased an additional 10,000 square feet of industrial space.
Acquisition of a UK linkage manufacturer took place.
Further premises purchased 14,000 square feet.
Dunlop brand license granted, followed by name change to Dunlop BTL Ltd.
Further production machinery purchased to increase capabilities.
Quality assurance achieved to ISO 14001:2015 (environmental management).
New 10-year Dunlop brand licence agreement renewed. Company name changed to BTL-UK LTD to show the widening product and services portfolio now available.
MSK Medical trademark registered for range of PPE products.
Acquisition of BH Precision Engineering based in West Sussex, UK, company name changed to BTL Precision-UK Ltd.
New purpose-built head office, administration, and warehouse building, due to open mid-2022. 41,000 square feet. This brings the total sites occupied to 100,000 square feet (9,200 square metres).
Launch of new BTL-UK website.
Due to launch mid-2022, SAP Business One and ERP management software system.
New Magento Commerce web shop to be launched in mid-2022.