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50 Years of WH Kemp

50 years of reliability • 50 years of trust • 50 years of value
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Founded 1967

The origins of Cable Assembly manufacturing

WH Kemp’s origins date back 50 years, when in 1967 West Country entrepreneur Wilfred H Kemp, founded the family-run Cable Assembly business in the city of Bath.
At the time WH Kemp’s raison d’être was supplying electrical Cable Harnesses to just three companies. Two of these founder customers are now FTSE-listed, global, engineering giants and to this day remain loyal customers of WH Kemp.

Throughout the 1970s

From Strength to Strength

WH Kemp’s reputation for manufacturing reliable, high quality Wiring Looms and Cable Harnesses quickly captured sector attention. Industrial engineering and electrical customers - large and small - were soon beating a path to WH Kemp’s door, eager to outsource their specialist Cable Assembly requirements.

1980s & 1990s

Expansion and Relocation

With a rapidly growing customer base in tow, WH Kemp re-located to larger premises in nearby Bradford-on-Avon. Throughout the 80s and 90s further success followed, forcing another move; this time to purpose-built premises in order to accommodate the burgeoning workforce of top class Cable Assembly technicians and the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment.

2002 Onwards

Modern, purpose-built manufacturing site

For the past 15 years our HQ has been a modern 25,000 sq. ft factory site in Westbury west Wiltshire, where we continue to manufacture Cable Harnesses, Wire Looms and Panel & Box Builds for a diverse range of customers: from high-tech UK SMEs, to global Companies which are leading the way in engineering innovation.

Wilfred H Kemp and his descendants may have long retired from WH Kemp; however, our founder’s ethos of offering customers a transparent, friendly, ‘family feel’ service via consensus-led management, has been maintained by today’s owner John Wyatt and his team. Wilfred Kemp’s customer-centric legacy lives on.

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