Holbeach business celebrating 20 years

Celebrating are, from left: 
Andrew Hercock, Kerry Atkins, owner Mark Petchell and Karen Craig.
Celebrating are, from left: Andrew Hercock, Kerry Atkins, owner Mark Petchell and Karen Craig.

Old fashioned customer service and a competitive edge are the tools which have enabled a family engineering and factory business to flourish, according to its owner.

Mark Petchell set up Transmission Bearings and Chains (TBC) Ltd in Holbeach back in May 1996 and is delighted to be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Since its launch he has steered the enterprise to become one of the areas’ largest independent suppliers of industrial equipment and consumables, with much of its business connected to the local food and agricultural industries.

“Celebrating our 20th anniversary is quite an achievement. Hopefully it will carry on for as long again,” says Mark.

“I like to think we are competitive, and being a local company, we try to treat every customer the same regardless of the size of their order.

“We pride ourselves on giving a good service based on traditional family values.”

When it first started, TBC operated from a small 400sq foot unit rented from a friend and shared with an irrigation company.

It wasn’t long before it outgrew these premises and moved to a larger, more central unit on the town’s Fleet Road Industrial Estate, where it currently operates from two units.

Now a main Witham Oil and Paint distributor for the area, along with other well known brands such as Tygris, Sealey, Draper, Teng Hand Tools, Boch, Makita, Dewalt Power Tools and other economy ranges, it is able to offer a wide variety of products.

It stocks 14,000 lines from its premises in Holbeach, including air tools, grinding wheels, drills, lubricants, hand tools, S/S and BZP fixings along with a large range of engineering consumables.

Operating from the heart of Lincolnshire and the Fens, a great deal of TBC’s business is connected to the food industry. The family-owned company’s core principals are quality, reliability and commitment to its customers throughout the region.

Transmission Bearings and Chains continues to 
expand its business with new product ranges in the agricultural industry and with expert knowledge from a newly appointed member of staff in 2015 is in a position to service the farming industry by providing products from Granit Quality Parts and Same Deutz-Fahr.

Together, and with the continuing support of new and existing customers, it looks forward to a successful business and future developments.

“We may only be a small team of four but we are experts in our field and everyone is incredibly dedicated. We certainly wouldn’t have been in business for as long as we have without the support of such a great staff.

“I’d also like to take the opportunity to thank all our customers – old and new – for their continued support over the years. Without them, we wouldn’t be here either,” added Mark.

• For more information about Transmission Bearings Chains and the services it offers visit Units 10-11 Fleet Road Industrial Estate, Holbeach.

Telephone 01406 425666, visit www.tbc-ltd.com or like the company’s page on Facebook TBC-LTD.

Visit its stand at the Holbeach Country Fare on June 18 and 19.