Founded in Leicester in 1897, Wadkin has a long history of producing woodworking machines across the globe. Wadkin was initially formed to create a pattern milling machine but the first World War saw the company produce wooden propellers for the R.A.F. The company is renowned as a leading innovator and was one of the first companies to electrify moulders and double ender machines.
In 2010, Wadkin was acquired by Nottingham-based woodworking machinery distributors and manufacturers A L Dalton Ltd and the brand and product range is still in use.
Wadkin is renowned for its range of CNC routers, wood moulders, radial saws and push feed moulders. A key sector Wadkin is central to is the production of woodworking equipment for timber conversion, processing and finishing. A growing market in this time of environmental and ecological pressures.
Wadkin legacy machines are still very much in use with CNC lathes dating back to the 1960’s and numerical routers from the 1970’s still used across the world. Wadkin offers spare parts and warranty services along with archived manuals on all legacy equipment. New products benefit from a full training and web based education process and Wadkin Rebuild is a service that enables the remanufacturing to “as new” standards in the company’s comprehensive engineering facilities.