Guyson International Limited is a privately owned family company with a world-wide reputation for excellence in the design and manufacture of blast finishing, spray wash and ultrasonic cleaning equipment - as well as being the UK supplier for all your hose and coupling requirements.

Guyson was formed 80 years ago, on May 20th 1938 and the company is delighted to announce that it has achieved yet another milestone, in this its 80th year of business, by being awarded ISO 9001:2015 by the British Standards Institution (BSI). This replaces the previously held 9001:2008 version.

This latest BSI certification adds to the existing ISO 18001:2007 award for ‘Occupational Health and Safety Management’ which Guyson International has held for several years.

Our head office is located at Skipton, North Yorkshire, in the north of England. Contact Us. The Hose & Couplings division has also recently being accredited to BS EN ISO 9001: 2015


On this impressive 10,000 square metre site we design and manufacture all our bead blast, spray wash and 'Kerry' ultrasonic cleaning equipment. You will also find under the same roof our well-equipped sales, testing and demonstration facilities, as well as central warehousing and distribution for all spare parts and blast media.

  • Guyson Skipton

Our committed Customer Service and Technical Support team welcomes visitors to Skipton (left) from the UK and worldwide. They are also delighted to provide helpful advice by telephone or email on all blast, wash, ultrasonic precision cleaning and degreasing applications and products, together with delivering full technical support, both pre and post sale.

To assist you further Guyson has a large team of directly employed sales personnel based regionally thoughout the UK and France to provide local sales support, a number of overseas branches and a worldwide network of distributors - please call +44 (0)1756 799911 to find your nearest sales contact.

The Guyson International Limited specialist Hose & Couplings Division (right) is located in Guiseley near Leeds (see contact page). From here we supply both the full range of Kaptech hose assemblies and also Hansen and Gromelle couplings. For the latest product information, just click on the relevant tab above or contact us with your enquiry.

Guyson Corporation of the USA (left) is a design, manufacturing and distribution operation based in Saratoga Springs NY, focussing on the supply of bead blast and spray washing equipment, spares and consumables together with an aftersales service operation. (see contact page for address details).

Guyson SA (right) is a sales and distribution operation with its own customer test and demonstration facilities. Based at Chambly, it is ideally situated North of Paris between Charles de Gaulle Airport and Beauvais airport alongside the main A16 motorway. This operation sells the full range of blast, ultrasonic cleaning and spray washing equipment, spares and consumables. (see contact page for address details).

Guyson Sdn Bhd, operates from two sales and service offices in Penang, Malasia and in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China. This operation offers blast, ultrasonic cleaning and spray washing equipment, spares and consumables.

Team Guyson

Follow Guyson International's Jimmy Thomson as he embarks on this seasons Ginnnetta G40 Cup series.

Team Guyson Ginetta in Guyson's Showroom

Jimmy, the eldest son of the current Managing Director, works at Guyson as a Business Development Manager. The company is already a well-known name in motorsport, having sponsored the British Hillclimb championship through the seventies and eighties, with Jimmy’s father crowned the British Hillclimb champion in 1981 and sports 2000 champion in 1984. Jimmy’s car will even run as number 38 in a nod to the year the business was founded.

Team Guyson Ginetta - Brands Hatch

The G40 Cup series is aimed at drivers who have recently shed their novice crosses. Playing host to the road legal Ginetta G40 Cup car, competitors also join the larger Ginetta GT5 Challenge grid at Silverstone, picking up the pace as they develop their competitive abilities.

Following the awesome British GT series around the UK, there's plenty of action on and off the track.

2019 Calendar

Oulton Park - 20th/22nd April

Snetterton - 18th/19th May

Silverstone - 8th/9th June

Zandvoort British Race Festival - 6th/7th July

Brands Hatch - 3rd/4th August

Donington Park - 14th/15th September

Join us for the 2019 season

Customers are welcome to join us on race days; get exclusive access with free tickets, refreshments and a buffet lunch in Ginetta’s hospitality tent; contact your local Guyson sales engineer for futher information.

Or if you are interested in becoming a sponsor and would like more information, want to see more about what we do or just want to keep up to date with our progress there are some useful links below.

Ginetta Cars Instagram/Facebook

Want2Race Instagram/Facebook/website @want2race1

Jimmy Thomson Instagram/Facebook @jimmy_thomson

Guyson Racing Instagram @guysonracing

Guyson International Website


Guyson Scottish Speed ChampionshipScottish Sprint and Hillclimb Championship

The Guyson Scottish Speed Championship is a MSA recognised championship and uses both Hillclimb and Sprint results to find a champion who is good across the two disciplines.

Bloodhound SSC


Guyson International were proud to be a product sponsor of the great engineering adventure called BLOODHOUND SSC, which had as its ultimate goal to achieve the record speed of 1000 mph on land.


North West Aerospace Alliance (NWAA)

North West Aerospace Alliance

The North West Aerospace Alliance (NWAA) was formed in 1994 to represent and support the Aerospace Industry across the North West of England. NWAA represents approximately 25% of the UK aerospace industry with over 220 member companies and a combined turnover in excess of £7 Billion.

Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)

Society of Motor Manufacturers

SMMT represents more than 650 automotive companies in the UK and is the voice of the UK motor industry, supporting and promoting its members interests, at home and abroad, to government, stakeholders and the media.

Institute of Materials Finishing (IMF)Institute of Materials Finishing

The Institute of Materials Finishing provides a focus for Surface Engineering and Finishing activities worldwide through the fulfillment of the technical, educational and professional needs at all levels for both the individuals and companies involved in the coatings industry.


Guyson International's Finishing Equipment Division has received accreditation under the Alcumus SafeContractor scheme. The scheme recognises excellence in health and safety management and confirms that Guyson’s health and safety processes have been externally assessed to make sure they're suitable for the work activities. This provides Guyson’s customers with the peace of mind that when they use Guyson to deliver a service to their organisation it will be done correctly and by fully qualified staff working to the best H&S practice procedures.

Registered Office

Snaygill Industrial Estate, Keighley Road, SKIPTON, North Yorkshire, BD23 2QR. Registered in England No. 1549447

Company History - Key Dates

  • 1938

    Guyson Industrial Equipment Limited formed by Robert Thomson, with investment from his uncle Guyatt, to manufacture and sell blast equipment, consumables and other garage equipment.

  • 1939

    Agreement made with Hansen Manufacturing Company, USA to market and distribute Hansen quick-release hose couplings in the UK and Ireland.

  • 1953

    James F. Thomson joined the company focusing his activities on exporting surface finishing equipment and establishing European and USA distribution networks.

  • 1964

    The Hansen Couplings Division formed as a separate division to focus on sales of Hansen quick-release hose couplings.

  • 1976

    Guyson Corporation of America formed as a 100% subsidiary to manufacture and supply blast cleaning equipment into the Americas.

  • 1980s

    Expansion of manufacturing capabilities took place, including the establishment of new premises in the UK at Skipton, and a significant extension in the USA.

  • 1991

    James Thomson succeeded his father as Managing Director of the company.

  • 1992

    The Hansen Couplings Division adds the Gromelle coupling products to its range.

  • 1993

    The Hansen Couplings Division moves to a separate dedicated site.

  • 1994

    Marr Engineering acquired, giving expansion of the product offering into surface treatment markets with the addition of aqueous degreasing systems to the range.

  • 1997

    The Hansen Couplings Division moves to a new purpose built site with a view to expanding operations.

  • 1998

    Acquisition of Guyson’s French distributor to form Guyson SA, a new 100% subsidiary selling and distributing Guyson products in the French and Francophone markets.

  • 1999

    Acquisition of Kaptech Hose Limited, a manufacturer of specialist flexible hose assemblies, takes place to augment the Hansen Couplings Division. Operations are integrated to form the Hose & Couplings Division.

  • 2004

    Acquisition of Kerry Ultrasonics Limited, to further expand the surface treatment processes offered to the customer base.

  • 2005

    Guyson Sdn Bhd was formed in Malaysia with a representative office in Wuxi, China, to support the customer base in the Far East markets.

  • 2011

    The Hose & Couplings Division adds Eaton Hydraulics products to its range.

  • 2013

    Guyson 75 Years old - formed May 20th 1938.

  • 2018

    Guyson 80 Years old - formed May 20th 1938.