Maltby Engineering Company was founded in the early 1970's arising from the demands of the Contractors who were at the time constructing what was then the new M18 & M1 motorways. Initially repairing and maintaining all types of major construction equipment from his small workshop, the Groups founder Arnie Charlesworth's inventive mind was intrigued by the asphalt kerbing machine to which he was constantly called out to repair. He quickly realised the modifications that could be made to this small machine to improve efficiency and performance and from this he built his own version of the kerbing machine. His early extrusion machines were built for sale. However, very quickly the opportunity to carry out the kerb extrusion works on behalf of the main project contractor arose.