A family manufacturing business, driven by an ambitious and innovative team, determined to deliver excellence in both product and services to an international market place.

Our founder Sydney Bontoft formed his first Company in 1924 supplying carbide, principally for industry, but also to the farming community for their lighting systems. As he toured the outlying farms he added cartridges to his portfolio and steadily built up a regular trade.

Seeing the possibilities he started loading his own shells and as demand grew this venture developed in its own right …. in 1947 The Hull Cartridge Company was formed.