Get To Know WDS
Components, spare parts and machine accessories: think WDS
WDS is a leading European manufacturer and global supplier of Standard Parts, Machine Accessories and Work Holding Components, with a long history and an impressive pedigree.
The WDS range of products is characterised by high quality, superior performance, unrivalled choice and excellent value for money. WDS is innovative and regularly reviews the market, evaluating its product offering and enhancing its range to meet current and future customer requirements.
We've got your parts covered!
More and more customers are choosing components from WDS Components as we offer exceptional customer support service through our Global Sales and Customer Service teams. Everything we do is designed to make your experience with us hassle free. We offer components, parts and accessories, many with a stock guarantee.
WDS offer a choice of order options including a specially developed website, where you can enjoy a full online experience from product selection, to free 3D CAD model downloads, through to ordering 24/7.
We have hundreds of product ranges available for same day despatch. Look out for the "Stock Guaranteed" logo across our website to see what's available!
The business was originally formed in 1952 under the name Woodside Die Sinking Co. Ltd. It was acquired some 6 years later by BOC Engineering who wanted to develop, manufacture and market a new range of standard components for jigs and fixtures; later to become known as 'Tooling Aids'.
This enterprise did not, however, prove profitable and was sold in 1964 to a group of private shareholders whose new name for the company incorporated the initial letters of the old. WDS Tooling Aids Ltd was turned around within two years and went from strength to strength.
2002 saw WDS celebrate it’s 50th Anniversary by offering customers a variety of special offers driven by customer request. This desire for customer satisfaction has also seen an expansion in our ‘Specials’ business supplying bespoke solutions to a variety of industries.
The service and solution philosophy adopted in our approach to business has reinforced our market leading status in the manufacture and supply of Jigs & Fixtures, Standard Parts, Workholding and Broaching, making us the preferred choice for most OEM’s and Resellers servicing the MRO market in the UK and overseas through a mature network of Export Distributors.
The future will see more of the same as WDS continues to thrive, offering a flexible, open and pro-active approach to doing business by ensuring our offering meets your business objectives.
WDS has an experienced in-house logistics team to ensure that all orders are shipped globally at the most competitive rates. WDS ships from its European Distribution Centre every working day using best in class couriers.
Typical transit times are:
- Standard service to Europe is next working day
- Standard service to ‘Rest of World’ is 3 working days
You can choose the delivery method according to the urgency of your requirement and we will do the rest whether same day, next day, before a certain time or on a nominated day sometime in the future.
WDS manufactures products to the highest of standards at its European production facility.
The WDS European manufacturing facility gives in-house control of design, quality and manufacture.
This control cuts down lead times to customers as the end to end process is managed in house, meaning that orders are delivered to specification on time.
An additional benefit of dealing directly with a manufacturer is that products can be designed and manufactured to suit your bespoke requirements.
All WDS products are manufactured to recognised accredited standards BS EN ISO 9001:2015, RoHS, WEEE, ISO 14001. Please consult the Accreditations & Certificates section for full details.
Product Range & Stock
The depth, breadth and availability of the WDS product range is second to none.
WDS has an unrivalled depth and breadth of product ex stock with same day despatch from its European Distribution Centre using best in class carriers.
WDS is able to react quickly to fluctuations in customer demand profiles through effective stock management. Brand new products and range extensions are a strong feature of the business. WDS believes in offering customers the products they want within the timescales required.
WDS constantly reviews the market to ensure that its ranges satisfy demand and meet customer’s needs. New products and range extensions are a strong feature of the business. Check out our Stock Guaranteed items.
Standard Parts & Machine Accessories
Unrivalled range of standard products in stock.
WDS standard parts offers a full range of components used in machine build, maintenance, repair and traditional location and clamping elements available from stock. WDS is constantly increasing the depth and breadth of its range to satisfy customer demands. WDS regularly consults customers for new product requirements, taking a proactive stance on product development and staying one step ahead of the competition.
WDS has established quality objectives to ensure customer satisfaction.
WDS is certified with the internationally recognised standard BS EN ISO 9001 through which it complies with all legislation, regulations and codes of practice associated with its product range. Please read our quality statement here.
WDS is committed to designing, producing and suppling quality products to uphold and improve its reputation as a market leading supplier of Standard Parts, Machine Accessories and Workholding Components.
These objectives are regularly reviewed by an independent body to ensure that WDS constantly maintains and improves its standards.
WDS is committed to offering all of its customers the best possible service before, during and after a purchase. All WDS employees are well trained in the entire product range and can help you place an order, recommend alternatives, check stock and advise on availability as well as quoting the best possible product prices and delivery options. For more technical queries, they can direct you to our technical engineers who can support you with detailed product information or bespoke product designs.
Alternatively, customers can place orders via the website on account or through a number of alternative payment methods 24/7. WDS customers benefit from no minimum order quantities and no minimum order values allowing you to order as much or as little as you require.
WDS has a team of highly qualified technical engineers available to offer advice on product design and specification. We've put together a Tech Spec section for any general queries you may have on materials, uses and more.
WDS has the technical capability in house to support standard and bespoke product design and specification. This is important where an off-the-shelf option may not suit the purpose.
WDS can help with the in-house design and manufacture of a completely bespoke part to suit a customer’s precise needs. Projects undertaken by the WDS Bespoke Parts Design and Manufacture service range from an adaptation of an existing part through to a completely unique solution designed and developed specifically for the customer.
Health & Safety
Excellent health and safety performance is fundamental to our business. It is essential that we provide a safe working environment for our employees and that our components are safe and fit for purpose.
We aim to minimise accidents and dangerous occurrences, and aim to have none. The WDS Health and Safety committee set our overall policy for the management of health and safety. We aim to continually improve standards of health and safety within our business. We have clear policies and procedures and appropriate risk assessment techniques backed by training and clear communication.
Our training is focused not only on specific hazards but also the wider obligations of management and our business. These activities are overseen by appropriately qualified and experienced health and safety advisers and are subject to regular audit, both internally and externally.
The Health and Safety performance is closely monitored within the business with regular HSE meetings. This incorporates analysis of accidents, near misses and dangerous occurrences. It also considers the wider impact of policy and procedures on our colleagues.
The market of tomorrow demands environmental and social commitments from parts and components suppliers. Companies currently exhibiting their commitment to sustainability demonstrate what can be achieved.
WDS Components has long had an Eco Task Force that has investigated ecology impact and made commitments such as reducing energy use. But sustainability is broader, and resulting actions have a wider impact. For WDS, sustainability means fulfilling the needs of current generations without compromising on the needs of future generations, whilst ensuring a balance between economic growth, environmental care, and social wellbeing.
Our sustainability commitments cover emissions, efficiency in transport, local manufacture, workplace efficiencies, and much more. Our approach involves our entire workforce, from senior management to our production staff, working to ensure both the continued sustainability of our company, as well as the prosperity of the global environment.
In the development of the WDS Sustainability Policy, we’ll be showing customers our commitments, giving them assurances to create lasting value.
"To influence WDS Components in it's endeavours to use less of the earth's valuable resources in an effort to reduce the harmful effect of climate change by becoming more sustainable in order to improve the health and wellbeing of our colleagues, wider society and future generations."