Company Profile

In 1969 Helm Engineering was born at a small workshop in Highgate, Birmingham by founder Doug Brown. The company specialized in nuts, bolts and fastenings until 1976, when son Brent Brown branched out producing various fabrications as Helm Fabrications and Fastenings, and the company moved to a larger factory in Monkspath, Solihull.

When exhibitions exploded in the 1980s catalysed by the arrival of the NEC, exhibition steelwork became the backbone of the company’s business, and Helm Exhibitions was formed. Helm’s reputation grew internationally and at home and consequently outgrew its base in Solihull, moving to Tyseley, Birmingham in 1981. Here Helm remained until 2002, as Helm evolved to produce metalwork for museums and shopfitters as well as exhibitions and structural steelwork. Consequently we moved the short distance to our current premises on Speedwell Road, also on the Tyseley Business Estate, with better suited facilities and upgraded machinery; HelmX was created. The Powdercoating Factory was opened in 2008, also on the same industrial estate as our main headquarters.