Mr RH Nuttall

Bob Nuttall was born in Birmingham on 19/8/1917 and attended Moseley Grammar School where he left at the age of sixteen following a successful education.

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RH Nuttall Golf Day 2017

RH Nuttall Ltd hosted their 4th annual golf day event on Friday 2.6.2017. With over 40 customers and suppliers (and two ex-Birmingham City Footballers) in attendance, the day was an opportunity to network, make new friends, and was a great success overall.

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New Customer – New Gasket

Yet another new gasket …Yet another tool … Yet another satisfied new customer At RH Nuttall we pride ourselves on customer satisfaction, and this is the reason behind our ever growing success in the non-metallic washer and gasket trade. Only … Continued

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Bespoke Rubber Mouldings

A range of bespoke rubber mouldings currently going through our shop-floor.

Large and small orders run simultaneously. All colours, shapes and sizes catered for.

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Investing in new machinery – LC45 Automatic

We are happy to announce a new addition to our existing three LC30 machines that we currently have. Our latest addition is a  (45 tonne) machine with 360 degree rotating head and a 600mm sq base size

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Welcome to RH Nuttall – Our Products

All of the components we produce can be manufactured to any size, length, thickness and specification. Many of our products can also be supplied with self-adhesive. Contact us today for pricing. If you’re looking for a consistent and highly reliable washer and gasket manufacturer, look no further. RH Nuttall has built up a highly prestigious reputation in the stamped components trade.

Here is a quick insight to some of the products we have, such as Washers, Gaskets, Strips, Sheeting, Seals, and Insulation, showing what we do and most importantly what we can offer you.

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The 2016 UK Manufacturing Awards: we have a winner!

For the second year running, we’ve been proud to host the UK Manufacturing Awards. Designed (if you’ll excuse the pun) to recognise the very best in home-grown British manufacturing, the awards lift a lid on the incredible talent we have within this sector.

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RH Nuttall presents – The 2016 UK Manufacturing Awards!

After the success of last year’s event, RH Nuttall are delighted to announce that the UK manufacturing awards are returning in 2016!

RH Nuttall have been involved in the manufacturing scene for over 150 years. Established in 1860, we’ve loved every minute of being part of what is still a vibrant, ever-changing industry. We’ve seen fellow businesses arrive in all shapes and sizes and, last year, thought it high time to recognise those who have made a success of operating in the UK.

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The role of robotics in manufacturing

Poor Atlas. The robot developed by Google-owned Boston Dynamics in Massachusetts was subjected to a torrid stream of abuse in a recent promotional video. However, his refusal to be put off course was a timely reminder that robotics will continue to play a key role in manufacturing.

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Why we are optimistic for UK manufacturing in 2016

As is customary at the start of a new year, we like to look forward. And, now that the discarded party poppers and champagne corks have been cleared away, we’re rather excited about what promises to be a very positive twelve months for UK manufacturing.

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Pros and Cons of automation

It’s a debate that has stuck around for decades at this point – the ever increasing amounts of automation in the manufacturing industry. Is it all that bad?

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Uses of felt

On RH Nuttall, we have already outlined some of the alternative uses of our materials. We’ve explored ceramics, cork, foam and neoprene, but today, we turn our attention to felt.

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RH Nuttall is growing!

We updated you on our previous blog entry about our exciting new building development, which will greatly expand our current premises. When we left off, just the bare bones of the structure were in place. But now, we are happy to report that building work is coming on in leaps and bounds.

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Manufacturing Awards – The Finale!

Over the past several months, RH Nuttall have been playing host to the first UK Manufacturing Awards. These awards were set up to seek out and spotlight British manufacturing firms in these “hard” economic times, in hopes of both nurturing … Continued

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Things to consider when starting a manufacturing business

We’ve all seen the headlines – the UK manufacturing sector is on it’s knees, crippled by the global financial crisis and the vast amount of outsourcing from large corporations. But we’re here to tell you that this belief is wide of the mark. There are plenty of reasons to invest in UK manufacturing right now.

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Uses of Foam/Sponge

As with many of our products here at RH Nuttall, foam/sponge has a multitude of uses outside of what we use it for. We use the diverse material to make washers, gaskets, strips and sheeting. But this barely scratches the surface!

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Uses of Cork

Cork is a very versatile material. Harvested from cork oak trees (Quercus suber), it has a combination of properties that make it a tough package to beat.

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Unusual leathers

“Leather” doesn’t just mean cow hide. Check out these seven unusual animals leathers!

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“Have we got that type of screwdriver?”

There is likely a screw somewhere inside a large percentage of the things in your house. Pretty much every electronic device has them, and most pieces of furniture. We at RH Nuttall come across them everyday thanks to our products. They are an inescapable part of modern life, but for the vast majority of the time they cause no problems.

Until it comes time to unscrew them.

Then the games begin.

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Lighting Gaskets

RH Nuttall make a huge variety of products for a wide array of functions. We spoke to Director Bryan Nuttall on a growing sector – Gaskets for Lighting Units

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Top 10 employers in Birmingham UK

Birmingham was once the manufacturing engine room of the UK. But now that manufacturing has declined, which businesses are now the regions biggest employers?

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The UK’s Biggest Manufacturing Companies

We’ve stated a few times on this website that UK manufacturing is alive and well, despite what certain media outlets will tell you. In fact, you would scarcely believe how much revenue some manufacturing companies based in this country are making!

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Uses of Neoprene

Neoprene. It’s not a word you’re likely to have come across before. It’s not even like there is a clue in the name as to what it is!

Well, simply put, neoprene is a name given to a family of synthetic rubbers. It is known for it’s heat insulation properties, dealing with both extremes of temperature, as well as for being electrical resistant. In it’s closed cell form, it is waterproof, and in it’s open cell form, it is breathable, allowing for it’s usage in regular clothing. We here at RH Nuttall supply it as sheeting, foam, and tape, to name a few.

So while you may never of heard of the name, you are very likely to have come across products that use it. Here are a few.

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The surprisingly awesome world of ceramics

Almost universally, when anybody mentions ceramics, you picture pots, vases, and other decorative pieces. You’re taken to a little pottery manufacturer in Stoke-on-Trent, or to some elderly relative’s house whose front room was festooned with little ceramic cups with kittens on them. And you may think, apart from some industrial uses like the ones seen on this site, that was all ceramics were used for. But you would be surprised at some of the amazing things in our World that use ceramics.

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The Worlds Biggest Factories

We all know manufacturing is big business, but some factories are VERY big business. We’ve made a scale to help you appreciate which buildings have taken things to a whole new level.

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So what else happened in Britain during 1860?

RH Nuttall has been around for a long time. 154 years in fact! We were establish in Birmingham in 1860, and it’s needless to say that a lot has happened since our founding. And while we have changed with the times, it’s always fun to look back and think about what was happening in the year our family started running this company.

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Top 10 Products Made In The UK

The UK is known for many things, it is an extremely beautiful place, with plenty of countryside and historical places to visit. Many images come to mind when you think of the UK, such as the Queen, cups of tea, maybe even rain…but the products that Britain has produced isn’t usually one of the things it is recognised or regarded for, which is shocking when you consider some of the excellent and astounding products that Britain has produced.

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Birmingham’s Manufacturing History

Birmingham has been so successful because it has the ability to transform and adapt to constant change. Nowadays Birmingham is both industrial and commercial city and has recently been singled out for being the top city in the UK for producing the highest number of inventions. However, in the beginning Birmingham was most famous for playing a central part in a thriving manufacturing industry.

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Birmingham – The City of Inventions

Birmingham isn’t known as the “city of a thousand trades” for nothing. From inventions ranging from vacuum cleaners to the world’s first professional football league, Birmingham really has seen it all and is home to more famous inventions than you may think.

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5 things you didn’t know about rubber

The worlds largest rubber band ball weighs 4,594 pounds. The ball was created by Steve Milton from the U.S. Milton needed 4 bodybuilders to roll the 5 ½ by 19-foot ball of bands onto the scale for the official weigh-in! The ball contains over 175,000 rubber bands.

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How to prevent a leaking pipe

You’d be surprised just how easy it is to prevent a leaking pipe. This simple and quick change could save your home and business from damage caused by flooding, rot and damp.

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Mattress Rubber Sheet & Sheeting

Rubber Sheets for Mattresses are a growing trend and we’ll be taking a look at what they’re used for and why they’re such a great product.

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