In 2014 Lidsters purchased the aerospace and double glazing division of Clico. All the staff and manufacturing equipment were transferred to the Lidsters site in Killamarsh, Sheffield.
Clico can trace its origins back to the 19th Century as part of William Ridgeway, a supplier of woodworking tools to furniture and cabinet makers. As the early aircraft were also made of wood its involvement in aircraft manufacture was a natural progression. It soon became a name on its own as the machine tool division of William Ridgeway in the 1950’s. In 1983 there was a management buyout of the company when it became Clico (Sheffield) Tooling Ltd.
The Clico brand had 3 main product groups, of which it was particularly well known and trusted throughout the aerospace and double glazing industries. It was for this part of the business that Lidsters have taken on Clico.
Clico customers and suppliers will benefit from the extra support and backing that Lidsters can offer as well as the application of more modern production methods and process control systems.
Alongside this, Lidsters have also expanded their product range on offer to clients by providing some more traditional items complementing their more advanced technologies.
Lidsters vision is to dominate the UK Aerospace industry, becoming the specialist drill manufacturer offering exceptional technical support and service.