#Throwbackthursday – That was then…..

Hope Factory Tour 2006

Hope Factory Tour 2006

Something a little different for this Throwback Thursday… You may or may not have noticed that we’ve got ourselves a spankly new website!

You’ll see a few new pages cropping up in the next few weeks, including (for all the Hope geeks out there), a nice Hope History page. Whilst dredging through the Hope attic for old images and products we came across this brilliant factory tour film. Filmed at one of our earlier factories, Skipton Road, Barnoldswick in 2006, its quite interesting to how things have changed in just 8 years – or not changed…

You’ll find many of the same faces in the film still working here today and what’s most surprising is how the technology in manufacturing the components hasn’t changed all that much. We only had one 5 axis miller back then, we now have 5, heat treatment on the discs is still the same as is the disc grinding. 

Hopefully its a sign that we knew what we were doing back then. We were certainly at the cutting edge with our marketing!

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