William Corbett: built on heritage

William Corbett first established in 1863 in Birmingham, dealing in various metals and coated steel sheets by a Mr. William Corbett

Twelve years later it was sold for ‘ten and a half guineas’ and moved to larger premises in 1880.

As demand for Tinplate increased supplies were obtained from one of the first hand mills, ‘Redbrook’ Tinplate Company, Pontnewydd, Monmouthshire.

By 1920 the business had grown with Tinplate being used for ammunition box liners and canned goods during the First World War and new premises were bought in Great Charles Street Birmingham.

1937 William Corbett became a Limited Company.

1964 The company purchased Dynevor Works in Pantyffynnon, Ammanford. And made a complete move from Birmingham in 1973 to be closer to its than core suppliers of Trostre, Ebbw Vale, and Velindre.