Sitting on deck chairs in the car park trying access internet signal this is how Andrew and Steve started their business in 2006 and have gone from strength to strength. Over the last 10 years they have gained regular customers, close bonds with suppliers and have built a fantastic foundation.
These two chaps are always willing to take on a challenge, go the extra mile for customers and they don’t stop smiling.
Andrew and Steve first met while they were both employed by Woodhead Connectivity. After 7 years of friendship they decided to take the plunge and to set up their own engineering company. With years of experience under both of their belts, what could go wrong?
First step was to choose a name; Motion Systems, Motion Control- none of these seemed to fit the bill. Motion29 was eventually chosen, Motion because the majority of products they supply move and 29 as that is the dialling code for Cardiff where Andrew and Steve were both born and brought up.
They have happily survived the 2008 recession, moved to larger factory space, employed more staff and most importantly they now have desks and internet.
Message from Terry Davis- Product Manager at Motion29.
“I first met Andy late in 1994 when I joined Woodhead Connectivity, or Aeromotive Ltd as it was then as an Applications Engineer, Steve came along a few years later joining Andy in the sales team. We worked together on many projects and sales ‘events’ and friendships were formed along the way. Just before Woodhead closed, Andy and Steve left to set up Motion29 Ltd, I remember thinking at the time “they must be ‘NUTS’”, but also had much admiration for their decision.
We went our separate ways and a couple of redundancies later in 2013, our paths crossed as I tracked them down to supply some connectors for a project I was working on with a previous company. They asked me to join them at Motion29 and the rest is history as they say…”
Andrew and Steve thank all of their customers for their support over the last 10 years and they look forward to continuing working with you.