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How we evolved into a thriving motor repair business

We have been serving industry by rewinding, repairing and servicing electric motors for more than 100 years from our base in Huddersfield. These activities inspired our founder, Walter Stanley Westin, to establish Westin Drives in 1921.​ 


  • From the late 1940’s until the late seventies, Westin continued as an electrical repairs business, but also became the market leader in fireplace surrounds and canopies. 

  • Walter Westin retired during the 1960s and handed over to his sons Derek and Cyril, but still insisted on visiting the factory every morning.

  • Cyril and Derek retired in 1994 and the business, along with its Phoenix Mills home, was bought by local businessman John Eastwood. Under his leadership, the business invested, expanded and flourished.

  • In 2018, Westin Drives moved from a small workshop in Phoenix Mills to another former textile milll, Grove Mills, which had been rebuilt after a fire in 1948.  

  • Ambitious renovation and development work was undertaken in this building to create our large service centre with its modern facilities.

As in the past, we take pride in our reputation for rewinding motors, though in recent years our focus has widened to embrace the electrical and mechanical repair of a wide range of equipment.


With a sophisticated service centre, we are well placed to serve customers in the Yorkshire region and beyond. So we were delighted to be named Service Centre of the Year 2018 in the awards run by the Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades.


A business is only as good as its people and training has always been part of the Westin way, an investment for the future.

To demonstrate our ability to provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements, our accreditations include ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015.​

John Eastwood

John Eastwood, Chairman of the
Westin Group of companies

A Work in Progress workshop sign

Besides selling motors, gearboxes, pumps and motor control, we specialise in:

  • On-site fault-finding

  • Motor rewinds and repairs

  • Electrical installation

  • The design and building of control systems.

  • We also stock a wide range of automation and drives.


If you have a problem, we have a skilled engineer to fix it. We're proud to be a Lenze Authorised Partner, supplying its drives, motors, geared motors, servos and associated products. We are also an authorised distributor of WEG electric motors and drives.

Our qualified electrical and mechanical engineers are always happy to visit you to discuss your needs. We have a modern, well-equipped service centre and the space to invest in stock so that we can offer speedy delivery to customers.

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