Wintech Engineering makes and exports foam cutting machines, as well as cutting customised foam at its Yangebup base. Its consulting engineering business Autronics is focused on automation and robotics.
Wintech was founded by Richard Macfarlane in 1985 becoming a serious exporter when it launched the patented oscillating blade profiling flexible polyurethane. The operation changed hands in 2000, and then again in 2009 when Mr Tweddle took over what he said was an insolvent business. 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.