Our Company

Our close-knit team of 20 are driven to innovate and elevate the foam cutting industry.

Focusing on computer controlled contour cutters, Wintech is continuously refining its product range through an ongoing program of research and design, and close customer contact. The net result of this is a range of machines that are designed for long, reliable, and productive lives. The machines embody exceptionally good value through an operator friendly combination of features and elegant design rather than complex over-engineering.

Quite simply, Wintech's innovation in automated technology and industrial automation provides for the ultimate value contour cutter. Wintech's years of experience in the foam profiling industry have produced a range of machines that suit a wide variety of foam types and needs. This versatility extends to each machine, providing a unique combination of accuracy, reliability, flexibility, and ease of use.


Jim Tweddle
Managing Director
Karen Spencer
Customer Service Manager
Hayden Brown
Technical Manager
Brad Eccles
Service Manager
Alex Delesky
Service Technician
Amy Spence
Alison Ramos
Purchasing/Inventory Management
Len Reed
Workshop Supervisor

Wintech has been designing and manufacturing computer controlled foam cutters since 1985.

Richard Macfarlane founded the business in 1985, first building Fastwire machines using the Apple Mac operating system. Soon Hotwire machines joined the product range for cutting EPS.

The company came of age internationally when it launched the Oscillating Blade machine for profiling flexible polyurethane. A number of patents protected the revolutionary design and this machine took Wintech onto the world stage, exhibiting at Interzum (Köln) and the K Fair (Dusseldorf). Many companies have tried to copy the Oscillating Blade design but with limited success.

Macfarlane sold the business in 2000 and in recognition of its international success, the new owners led by Glenn Goodacre, changed its name to Wintech International.

Since 2009 the company has been under the ownership of Jim Tweddle and renamed Wintech Engineering to reflect the engineering expertise in the company. The company now has a strong focus on mechatronics and has moved into using robots for cutting 3D shapes in foam.

Then and now, machines are regularly shipped to Asia, North America, Middle East, Europe, South Africa, New Zealand, Taiwan, Thailand and Korea. They are still known for their small footprint, quick changeover from job to job, and ease of use.