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Cromwell was founded by Michael Gregory when he opened the first Cromwell premises in Wilberforce Road, Leicester, on the 1 st August 1970 and with the effort, support and dedication of many people, he has since steered the company through its carefully managed expansion programme along to the present day.
Cromwell is now the largest British owned industrial distributor and has over 1,600 employees. The company is unique in having:56 Distribution Centres Worldwide - 4 specialist companies and an export division operating in 37 countries and 5 continents - a team of “time-served” sales engineers in each region - global product research - product analysis unit - a team studying production methods worldwide; unique daily inter-company delivery system enabling rapid access to products, services and information. The Company intends to extend its national coverage of the UK to 55 locations by the year 2010.
Cromwell people are totally committed to working closely with every customer and supplier, for the benefit of all. The development of products and training of people, creating the opportunities that are the foundation of our Company’s success and growth - these positive contributions are part of the long term success and future security of Cromwell and its people.
Cromwell’s comprehensive £19million of local stocks are further supported by over £19million of stock held in our central stores and World Distribution Centre (WDC) at Wigston, Leicester, UK. Our Prime Objective is to be...