Our heritage

The Expanded Metal Company, manufacturer of ExMesh™, has a rich industrial heritage dating back to 1889 and a proud tradition of innovation in expanded metal manufacturing.

The company was founded by John French Golding, the inventor and patentee of expanded metal – his first British patent was issued in 1884.

Our company develops and manufactures products from a 25,000 sqm + site in Hartlepool, which is a long established global centre for expanded metal expertise.

We are committed to developing specialist manufacturing expertise in North East England and maintaining and building a highly skilled workforce.