NEWS

10.08.17

Sitting Comfortably for Timber Trades Journal

Keren Fallwell from 'Timber Trades Journal' (www.ttjonline.com) interviews John Green and learns the fascinating story of Stonebridge from its founding days in 1947 as a joinery company, through the transition to becoming the UK’s largest manufacturer of preformed plywood components, supplying most of the UK’s chair manufacturers by 2000. They go on to discuss the establishment of their Greenform subsidiary in Slovakia, and their partnerships with innovative designers, and continuing commitment to working with new materials and new technologies.
You can download the whole article as a PDF here.

Sitting Comfortably for Timber Trades Journal

14.06.17

John's Big Ride to Work!

John Green, Stonebridge’s joint MD is back in training for this years 'Orangebox Big Ride to Work 2017' charity ride from Huddersfield to London. This will be the third time John has been lucky enough to be invited to join the Orangebox team in this biannual event.

This year’s event is raising money for the Prader-Willi syndrome Association (PWSA UK) and Velindre Cancer Centre, anyone wishing to sponsor John is asked to do so here on the Virgin Moneygiving website.

John's Big Ride to Work!

06.02.17

FACTORY ANNUAL HOLIDAYS 2017/18

Summer Shutdown: Monday 24th July to Friday 4th August 2017.

August Bank Holiday: Monday 28th August 2017.

Christmas and New Year Shut Down: Thursday 21st December 2017 to Monday 1st January 2018 (inclusive).

Download a Factory Holiday Chart PDF to see the full list of dates.

FACTORY ANNUAL HOLIDAYS 2017/18

23.03.16

FRESH NEW LOOK FOR STONEBRIDGE HERALDS A NEW ERA

At Stonebridge, we believe in adapting to changing times. That’s maybe one reason why we‘re a third-generation family business, about to celebrate 70 years of trading. Today all our products are manufactured by Greenform, our wholly owned subsidiary in eastern Europe, while design, development, and component assembly continue to be UK based. And to emphasise the links between the two brands, we’ve created a new corporate identity.

The result is a subtle refresh of our existing identity, using the logo, colours and typestyle to connect the two brand names. Green was the obvious candidate for a contrast colour, given our strong commitment to sustainability. We think the new look Stonebridge is clear, strong and instantly recognisable. You’ll be seeing a lot more of it over the coming months and years.

FRESH NEW LOOK FOR STONEBRIDGE HERALDS A NEW ERA

04.02.16

Stonebridge are on the move!

As part of our long-term investment programme from the 8th February we are moving from Bicester to new premises in Thame, Oxfordshire - less than 15 minutes from the M40.

Our new address will be :
Unit J (registered offices)
Units B and C (factory/warehousing)
Howland Business Park
Howland Rd
Thame
OX9 3GQ

Our telephone numbers and email addresses will remain unchanged. We have taken steps to keep disruption during this period to a minimum and thank you for your continued custom and support.

Stonebridge are on the move!

04.02.16

New Twin head 5 axis CNC machine

A new Twin head 5 axis CNC machine being installed alongside the recently refurbished 5 axis CNC machine sent over from our UK factory at the end of last year, that’s now a total of five 5 axis CNC machines.

New Twin head 5 axis CNC machine

04.02.16

New environmentally friendly facilities for Greenform

Building work is well underway on the latest extension at Greenform, this will house a new environmentally friendly wood waste incinerator, chipper and briquetting machine to efficiently handle the large volume of waste generated every day.

New environmentally friendly facilities for Greenform

24.06.14

John Green takes on Gruelling Challenge

There have been numerous cycle rides that have navigated their way down through Wales over the years, but none more challenging that the 205 mile Coast 2 Coast 24 hour extreme challenge. Managing Director John Green will be taking on that challenge.

The ride starts at Caernarfon, North Wales, on Saturday 12th July and finishes at Saudersfoot in Pembrokeshire 24 hours later. The route will take him across Wales to its borders with England and back to within a few miles of the Ceredigion Coast. Click here to see the route.

The ride will be in aid of the Wales Air Ambulance. Click here to go to John's JustGiving page. “Just

John Green takes on Gruelling Challenge

24.06.14

IT Systems Update

Stonebridge have recently completed a major upgrade of their IT systems, investing in new servers and PCs running the latest version of Windows 8.1, the latest security software, MS Office 2013, and the latest version of business application software Syspro 6.1.

The new systems will allow us to work more efficiently, improve reporting capabilities and communicate better with our customers as both the UK and Slovakian sites now operate on the same network.

IT Systems Update

27.09.13

Charity ride to work

Managing Director John Green took part in the orangebox 200 mile bike ride from London to Caerphilly, Wales. The sponsored ride was raising money for Trinity Fields learning café, which will allow their pupils to receive vocational training to help prepare them for an independent life as young adults and increase their chances of getting a job when they move on from the school. The riders managed to raise over £15,000 in donations.

Charity ride to work

04.04.13

Stonebridge now use Solidworks CAD software

Stonebridge are now using the latest Solidworks CAD software which aims to save time and increase product output. The system allows us to create complex surfaces and organic shapes faster, easier, and with more precise control. Solidworks is widely used by designers in our industry and the transition to the latest in CAD software allows us to work with files direct from the designer, improving our workflow and simplifying production.

Stonebridge now use Solidworks CAD software

24.01.12

Stonebridge produces its largest ever Press tool

The Press tool, pictured with Greg Szperlik, CNC Tooling Manager (left) And Gurpal Neote, CAD Engineer (right) weighs in at an impressive 3,550kg measuring 1.5m high, 2.52m long and 1.5m deep and is used for the production of curved floor and wall panels.

Stonebridge produces its largest ever Press tool

14.12.11

Project Manager John Coulter retires after 16 years of service

John Coulter seen here on the right has retired after 16 years of service at Stonebridge. John a keen pilot joined the company back in 1995 initially as Quality manager and was responsible for achieving ISO9001 in 1997 and then “Investors in People” in 2000.

Project Manager John Coulter retires after 16 years of service

30.09.11

Stonebridge takes delivery of a New CNC panel saw

To cope with the increased demand for large panels used in the production of screens and soft seating frames, Stonebridge has purchased a new panel saw from Homag. The new saw can process large sheets of material such as plywood, MDF and laminate up to 3 metres wide.

Stonebridge takes delivery of a New CNC panel saw