1971 to the present day! Our journey so far.

SPA is born

SPA Aluminium is born

Spa Aluminium is incorporated; Company Formed by Les Sheppard, Tony Ives, Peter Blackburn & Geoff Ives and begins trading from 1 Lamberts Road, Tunbridge Wells, primarily as an aluminium stockholder.

1971: SPA Aluminium founded

Norsk Hydro buys shares in SPA

A major aluminium producer buys shares in SPA Aluminium Limited.

1972: Norsk Hydro
SPA factory

A new purpose-built factory

SPA Aluminium & SPA Anodising move into a new purpose-built factory on High Broms Estate, Tunbridge Wells, the same building that we reside in today.

1982: SPA Aluminium moves into new premises
SPA Aluminium Limited

SPA Aluminium Limited

SPA Anodising & SPA Architectural Systems are made dormant companies, and all trading is moved under one name, “SPA Aluminium Limited” This decision eventually brought all Spa’s operations under one name and one activity banner of; 'Stockist, Anodisers & Fabricators'. The only major stockholder in the UK to have in-house finishing & fabrication at the time.

1987: Stockist, Anodisers & Fabricators
Company milestone

Tony’s Daughter & Geoff’s Son joins SPA

Julie Godbolt and Steven Ives join SPA Aluminium Limited.

1994-1996: 2nd Generation of Ives Family


SPA Aluminium purchases its shares back from Norsk Hydro (now Hydro Aluminium). SPA Aluminium is now fully in control of it’s shareholding and a mainly family-owned company by Geoff & Tony Ives.

1997: Family-owned company
New Directors

New Directors

Steven Ives, Julie Godbolt & Richard Godbolt are appointed as Directors of SPA Aluminium Limited.

2008: Director appointments
Company milestone

Increase in efficiency

SPA Aluminium begins expanding its fabrication department, eventually buying multiple CNC Machines & Saws to increase the efficiency of production on site.

2012: Production expansion
Company milestone

Julie’s Son joins SPA Aluminium

Jack Godbolt joins SPA Aluminium Limited.

2014: 3rd Generation of Ives Family
Celebrating 50 years

We celebrate 50 years in business

SPA Aluminium Limited celebrates its 50th Anniversary of trading.

2021: Half a century