Hayley Group Limited was originally established in 1976 under the name Hayley Bearings Ltd and, as the name implies, they specialised in bearing sales. Their first shop opened its doors in Blackheath, West Midlands; but due to the company’s immediate success, they soon found themselves relocating to larger premises. The company’s founders and managing directors, Lee Willitts and Bernie Noakes, are still very much hands-on in the day-to-day running of the business. Hayley Bearings Ltd swiftly established itself as a major player in the engineering market and, owing to its success and expanding product lines, the name was changed to Hayley Group PLC. To this day, Hayley Group continues to expand to meet the needs of their customers. Hayley Group Limited is now one of the fastest growing engineering inventory suppliers in the UK. Established for 40 years, the company presently has over 40 branches in the UK and one in the Czech Republic.
Since its beginnings the company has enjoyed steady growth in sales turnover, reaching £115 million in 2016. Current stockholding is in excess of £27 million, 40% of which being held at their 120,000 sq. ft. distribution centre in Halesowen, also being the location of their head office. The remaining 60% of stock is held locally at branches nationwide. Hayley Group provides the trade, OEM, consumers and aftermarket with an unrivalled service, 24/7/365.
“We allow our workforce the flexibility and versatility to operate under their own initiative, which in turn enables each local branch to remain responsive and customer driven, providing an effective and personal service.”
The company’s philosophy is based on their belief that people are the essential link in the customer - supplier chain. Hayley Group depends on the integrity and commitment of their employees, which is why so many of their staff have remained loyal to the company for a considerable number of years. Hayley Group has continuously adapted by expanding product ranges and introducing new services in order to remain one of the UK’s leading suppliers of engineering essentials. The product knowledge gained from years of engineering and industrial experience, and ongoing product training mean that expert advice and guidance are readily available to all of our customers. Each branch provides a 24/7 emergency breakdown service enabling customers and essential service suppliers to maintain continuous services and production.