Standard Engineering Co Ltd
Mechanical engineering firm and machinery manufacturers, based in Leicester. The Standard Engineering Company was established in 1894, and became a private limited company in 1902. In 1961 the business was recorded as manufacturing boot making and shoe repairing machinery, shoe knives and abrasive products.
By the 1970s, Standard had become a small department within a larger firm, Halma Plc. In 1999 two senior employees arranged a management buy-out. As part of the arrangement, Standard acquired the rights to sell the Volumatic range of High Security Disintegrators, along with the shore making and shoe repairing side of the business. The disintegrators were previously made by Standard for Volumatic, another subsidiary of Halma Plc.
In 2000, Standard Engineering Ltd took over Whitfield Wylie Ltd., its only UK-based shoe repair machine competitor. Wylie's products included Silca key blank and machinery agency for the shoe repair industry. The company moved to Kettering, Northamptonshire.
In 2012 the company expanded again, after buying Standard Case Ltd, a business fitting out supermarkets.
As of 2018, the company is still operating.