In the early days the main bulk of business was the manufacture of leather washers which were cut on hand-operated fly presses.

However, in the twenty first century our customer base now includes business and household names in; white goods, bathroom fittings, lighting, heating, security, window and door furniture, garden-watering and ponds, brewing, pumps, plumbing, welding plant, electrical goods, automotive, castors and bearings, OEM, flood barriers, costruction, engineering, insulation, packaging, logistics, and fasteners and fixings. From high end lighting application solutions on the new Jaguar XF to one off solutions in nursing homes, RH Nuttall Limited is happy to deal with every customer on a personal and equal level.

A Family Run Business Since 1860

Established in 1860, RH Nuttall Limited (previously known as W Parkins) has been passed through family lines ever since. Currently two generations of family are employed by the Company, with over 75 years worth of experience between them. Their knowledge and expertise within the trade of manufacturing non metallic washers, gaskets and sealing strips is second to none. The new generation of family have seen the original washer and gasket manufacture grow and develop across a broad spectrum of industrial sectors and moreover diversify into new areas of production including rubber strip, expanded sponge strip and coil manufacture in recent times.

Employing a dedicated and experienced team of over thirty people, RH Nuttall Limited is a leading gasket manufacturer that offers a high standard of product at a very competitive price. Furthermore, we pride ourselves on a fast delivery, understanding the needs of our customer’s requirements, and reacting accordingly. Moreover, RH Nuttall Limited is owned solely, and run predominantly by family, with the current two generations of family members having over 80 years experience in the trade between them, this enables the customer to deal with somebody that is both amenable and knowledgeable within the field, therefore satisfying any enquiry you may have both promptly and efficiently.

We offer of expert advice and guidance through the personal interaction with our clients is of paramount importance to us allowing you to get valuable advice on any product we offer or design you may have for free. Although our much continued success has lead to a steady growth within the organisation, we have never taken our focus off our customers and how important they are to us in our quest to an even more successful business in the future. Please don’t just take our word for it, but read what our customers think of us, and the impeccable service we offer by clicking here.

Bob Nuttall (Founder)

Born in 1917 in Birmingham Bob attended Moseley Grammar School where he left at the age of 16. He had various jobs before being enlisted into the RAF when World War II started. Bob entered Bomber Command and as a rear gunner where he completed over 40 missions being awarded the DFM for outstanding calmness and bravery on one particular trip. Bob was shot down in June 1943 and spent two years of his life in Stalag Luft 3, the Great Escape camp (he was in fact set to be in the second wave of escapees on the night). He returned to the UK after the war and eventually went to work for Turner Bros Asbestos Co (TBA) as a rep. In the late 1950’s Bob was offered a job running the Birmingham branch of Leicester washer manufacturer W. Parkins, which was a family business. Bob eventually bought the branch in 1963 and changed the name to RH Nuttall Limited. In his spare time Bob was a keen cricket fan and became Chairman of Sutton Coldfield Cricket Club. He was also a fan of Birmingham City FC and a member of Walmley golf club for many years. Bob worked full time until he was 83 years old, but passed away suddenly in 2000.

Ian Nuttall (Managing Director)

Born in 1946 Ian had a good education at the local King Edward School Edgbaston, where he particularly stood out for his excellent cricketing abilities and was a highly regarded fast bowler in his day, once taking the wicket of the then current England wicket keeper and captain A.C Smith. Ian moved on to study accountancy after school and worked for a number of companies auditing their accounts. Ian progressed from here and Bob, his father, offered him a position within the company. Long days followed, but over time Bob and Ian built up a successful foundation for the company to flourish. With their knowledge of the business and trade they managed to build up a large and diverse client base and service them efficiently and honestly, gaining a good reputation along the way. Now 65 years old, Ian works four days a week and enjoys nothing more than a game of golf around his local Walmley Golf Club. Ian is a keen ornithologist and an active member of the RSPB. Ian also enjoys philately in his spare time.

Steve Nuttall (Director)

Born in 1972 Steve gained excellent grades at both GCSE and A-Level at his local Bishop Vesey Grammar School. Steve followed in Ian’s footsteps and also entered into accountancy doing a foundation course at the local University. He went on to use his skills in a few jobs auditing accounts for certain companies. Ian asked Steve to join the Company in 1992 where he started on the shopfloor learning everything about the business. Steve flourished in his job role and soon became Work’s Manager where he set computerised presses and organised the day to day running of the shopfloor. When Bob, his grandfather, suddenly passed away in 2000, Steve used the knowledge he had gained on the shopfloor and was able to continue from Bob with the quoting and ordering for the Company, which is still his current job role. Steve has also introduced, and still operates, the quality system for the Company making us fully compliant to ISO9001:2008. In his spare time Steve enjoys running junior football teams which both of his sons, Ben and Luke, play for. His other interests and hobbies include foreign travel, and has a season ticket along with his two sons for Birmingham City FC.

Bryan Nuttall (Director)

Born in 1979 Bryan is the youngest in the Nuttall generation currently employed by the Company. Obtaining good grades at both GCSE and A-Level from Solihull School, Bryan moved swiftly onto University studying Business Management and successfully qualified with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours as well as a Diploma to his name. Fresh from graduating Bryan joined the company in 2000, starting on the shopfloor and getting a sensible grounding in the business and its procedures. Bryan’s diligent work attitude quickly meant he became Work’s Manager, running a large section of complex machinery, organising jobs to be processed, goods inwards, ordering materials and running despatch. From here he was also able to introduce and subsequently run the marketing side of the business, as well as implement a computer system to get the company fully automated in both sales and accounts by 2013. Bryan still has duties on the shopfloor and currently continues to set presses and organises material control within the Company. Away from work his hobbies and interests include foreign travel, website design, golf, walking, reading and has a season ticket for Birmingham City FC.

A Leading Gasket Supplier

Most of our more common base materials are held in stock which in turn means fast turn round times for our customers. We hold all types and grades of foam products including neoprene sponge sheet, EPDM sponge sheet, acoustic foam sheet, neoprene foam sheet and Neoprene EPDM foam blend, EPDM foam sheet, neoprene sponge cord, as well as all rubber products ranging from neoprene sheet, rubber sheet, nitrile sheet to viton sheet. Both open cell and closed cell foam rubber strip are available from our Company. All of the pre-mentioned are available to buy in roll, coil, strip or cut part formats. For more information on our range please feel free to browse our materials section.

R H Nuttall Limited is managed predominantly by family, so whoever deals with your enquiry will have the experience and expertise to ensure you receive the speed and quality of service that we pride ourselves on. Furthermore, we have accreditation to ISO9001:2008 to ensure our quality is of the highest standard. What’s more, with our contacts and knowledge of the market-place, we are sure that none of our competitors will be able to continually offer the same quality product with our consistently high level of service at a better price.

While we do keep stock for some of our larger customers, most of what we produce is custom made to your requirements, and not off-the-shelf. This means that you get exactly what you want without having to compromise your designs. Due to the age of our company we have accumulated an incredible amount of tooling and many enquiries can be turned around immediately despite the fact that the parts will be made to order.

RH Nuttall Limited are happy to undertake almost any work no matter what dimensions or quantity are required, we regularly produce one-offs, and runs of tens-of-thousands side by side.

We operate a very small minimum charge and we also accept all major debit and credit cards as means of payment so if you need your parts urgently we can arrange it! Furthermore, we are more than happy to consider trading accounts for spends over £500 per year subject to successful credit checks and/or credit reference checks.

Our production facilities are continually expanding to meet customer requirements and include manual travelling head presses, automated travelling head presses, fly presses, automated guillotines, slitting machines, kiss-cutting machines and many more. We have also recently installed a new state of the art cutting machine with a two metre width cutting facility enabling us to supply large gaskets in one homogeneous piece. All rubber stripping is undertaken too.

R.H.Nuttall Limited has been awarded BS EN ISO 9001:2008.

Managing Director: Ian Nuttall
Directors: Bryan Nuttall, Steve Nuttall
Works Manager: Mohammed Khalil