The Specialist Buyers Guide for the UK Fluid and Air Industry
Formed in 1974 by Tim Thirumalai’s uncle; Bala Krishnan, also known as ‘Kris’, who arrived from Madras in 1970 to study engineering at Loughborough University. Kris completed his degree and began manufacturing metal components to order with one machine in a garage in Thurmaston, Leicester. In 1995 Tim Thirumalai inherited the business and a few years later introduced a standard product range of pneumatic and hydraulic fittings, which he sold via his first of many catalogues.
Since then Beaumanor has grown into a major distributor of engineering products through its website and of course a catalogue, which is produced biennially. Beaumanor is still situated in Thurmaston and now operates from a 32,000 square foot facility, with 42 employees. Later this year Beaumanor publishes its V12 catalogue with over 40,000 products, and 35 new ranges of pneumatic and hydraulic products.