GTS Advanced is a family owned and operated company that began in 1988. However our roots run right back to 1949 when my father Geoff began his apprenticeship with a Vauxhall/Bedford/Oldsmobile dealership called V.A Donaldson. This company was also heavily into ship maintenance & repair from engine rebuilding to stevedore damage and general engineering. By 1958 my father was the foreman and in 1962 the company was acquired by R.Moore & sons and my father was given the role of manager. In 1988 R. Moore & Sons chose to liquidate their assets so Geoff & Teresa Sidebotham acquired the machinery and purchased new premises so they could continue work which is where the name GTS was born. I started full time work in 1992 and in 2011 became managing director Geoff still works full time aged 82 as our maintenance supervisor, tool maker and general machinist.
GTS Advanced has evolved in to a cutting edge engine rebuild & re-machining company with new state of the art premises completed 2013. The new workshop was purpose built to house our new Rottler F104A CNC block machining centre capable of handling blocks like CAT 3516 & Cummins QSK60/78 but also smaller blocks that also require extreme attention to detail, exact surface finish and fast repeatable machining. We also use our Rottler to perform many other tasks like housing repairs, oil cooler machining, timing case & bell housing repairs, manifold machining, O ring groove machining and many other complex projects. This machine along with the entire workshop is serviced with a 5t over head gantry crane which makes moving and loading heavy blocks simple and precise. We have a separate workshop for dismantling and cleaning engines this enables us to keep the machine & rebuild workshop clean & relatively quiet.
We are a unique company because we are able to service all customer requirements from the one location. This is a defining factor which sets us apart form other engine rebuild companies the benefits to the customer include lowering costs, quality control & fast turn around. We take pride in the fact that we are able to handle an entire diesel rebuild from top to bottom.
Our versatility includes:
- Engine Rebuild
- Component machining
- Component crack testing
- Cylinder head overhaul
- Diesel Fuel Injection
- Turbo Charger overhaul
- Caustic & Alkaline hot tank cleaning & blasting
Our strengths include:
- Excellence in machining ability & repeatability
- Extensive range of services & repair options
- Adaptable, flexible and highly creative organisation
- Incredible staff with immense pride in their workmanship
- Adherence to customer targets, timelines, specific instructions and performance criteria
- Engine rebuild, re-machining and diesel fuel injection all at the one location