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Cutting machines & conveyor system

HEL Systems was established in 1988 by our managing director Leon Gaskell after the demise of Smith Engineering Projects. Based in Bury Lancashire we occupy a 9,000 square feet unit, which houses the design and administration offices as well as the manufacturing facility. With everything being housed under one roof it makes it easier for people to closely monitor each project all the way through the stages of production, which is vital for such a specialised business. We pride ourselves at being one of the world leaders in the design and manufacture of special purpose machinery to carry out post production inspection, measuring, cut order, rolling, packaging and general handling equipment for the floorcovering industry. We produce a wide range of equipment both from our ever increasing standard range to the highly specialised equipment to cater exactly to our clients requirements. By doing so we have gone from strength to strength successfully completing large and small projects for an impressive client data base.

As well as new equipment we are involved heavily in the upgrading and refurbishment of clients existing equipment. We also provide a full aftercare service in the form of regular machine maintenance, short notice call out for unforeseen breakdowns and full backup throughout the life of the equipment in either a technical or advisory capacity.

We acquired the title to Smith Engineering Projects Ltd in 1989 and then the title to Darwen Equipment Makers Ltd in 1990, this being the natural thing to do as Darwen Equipment Makers were one of the market leaders in this field from the late sixties up to the early eighties. Later their place in the market was taken by Smith Engineering Projects until their demise in 1988. The majority of our personnel had been previously employed by Smith Engineering Projects up to 1988 and a small number with Darwen Equipment Makers previous to that, so have acquired a great deal of experience within this specialised field.

Wrapidmaster cutting machine

Being a relatively small company we have found we can provide an unparalleled level of professional personalised service from initial proposals through to design, manufacture, build, commissioning, client training and final hand over.

We strive to keep ahead of our competition by constant development of our products to suit the ever changing needs of our clients and with the use of proven new technology as they become available, we are able to offer the most up to date equipment available in the market at that time.

To keep a foot hold in Europe and the rest of the world markets we employ the vast experience of agents who operate within localised areas and already have existing clients and contacts within the industry. This eliminates any language barriers and allows the client to carry on dealing with someone with whom they already trust and built up a business relationship over many years.


Registered Office: Goodlad Street, Woolfold, Bury, Lancashire, England. BL8 1SX.

Tel : +44 (0) 161 764 4682. Fax : +44 (0) 161 764 3549.