Wood & Douglas
Wood & Douglas Ltd gets its name from the original partnership
between Alan Wood and John Douglas. Both were employed in government
service, John as a draughtsman and Alan as a physicist, when they
began trading as a design consultancy in March 1977. Initially they
provided PCB design and manufacture on a sub-contract basis.
By 1979 the Company had leaped ahead, with designer Mike Telkman,
a work colleague and fellow radio-amateur, joining the business.
Mike designed a range of products to be sold by mail order, aimed at
the radio amateur hobbyist market. In 1981 John Douglas resigned
with Alan becoming the first full-time employee of Wood & Douglas,
followed by Mike in July 1983.
The partnership had originally traded from the partner’s home
premises but once full-time trading began it became important to
find somewhere as a corporate base. In 1982 a move was made to the
Company’s first commercial premises at Young’s Industrial Estate
near Aldermaston. The supply of "kit of parts" to radio amateurs
grew into providing complex, high quality RF design solutions to
commercial customers. Applications involved all manner of use of
radio communications in the telemetry, broadcast and security
Wood & Douglas moved in the autumn of 1989, when the Company
purchased its headquarters, Lattice House. Based in the village of
Baughurst, Central Southern England, the building is now base to
over 50 employees. Facilities at Lattice House include a full high
capacity SMD assembly line, CAD facilities and screened rooms.
The Company became a private Limited liability in 1993, enabling
the company to spread into many new markets in both the UK and
across the globe. Mike Telkman retired from the Company in 2001
leaving Alan Wood as majority shareholder with key staff holding the
balance of the equity.
Today, Wood & Douglas Ltd serves the telemetry, security and
broadcast industries, both as OEM and end user supplier. The Company
has both highly skilled staff and the resources to tackle a wide
range of tasks, from manufacturing simple VHF transmitters and
receivers through to SHF microwave solutions; whether for simple
data links or to colour video transmission services for military,
industrial and commercial applications.
Wood & Douglas Ltd enjoys a hard won reputation as a company that
provides quality solutions to RF. The key is the professionalism
which is apparent in all work that has been undertaken over the 30
year history of the Company.
Awarded the ISO 9001 approval in 2002, RTTE certification
confirms the dedicated approach of Wood & Douglas Ltd in
understanding your demands and delivering your design.
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