Contracts Engineering Ltd is one of the largest fully integrated precision manufacturers in the Southeast UK. We are located in Sittingbourne, Kent in one of the largest manufacturing zones in the UK. Our core purpose is to bring manufacturing closer to our customers. We focus on manufacturing and supply chain management so our customers don't have to!
Our 16,000 sq ft factory operates across two shifts per day, giving us maximum flexibility in production, and allows us to complete high-volume requirements with short lead times.
We perform all manufacturing in-house using our modern CNC machines and welding capabilities. We work with our supply chain on metal finishing processes such as powder coating, galvanizing, anodizing and plating, and regularly work with mild steel (including pre-galvanized and Zintec), COR-TEN steel, stainless steel and aluminium, and occasionally with brass and copper.
Our customers are located throughout the UK and products are regularly shipped throughout Europe, the Middle East and North America. Our main end markets include commercial industries such as light infrastructure, street furniture, construction, design installations and hard landscaping equipment. Our industrial end markets include extraction & ventilation, food processing and niche engineering equipment companies.
In addition to standard manufacturing and fabrication services we offer packaging, palleting, labeling and Quality Inspection Forms. We are our customers' onshore manufacturing partner!
Supply Chain Integration, DESIGN + MANUFACTURE, Fibre Laser Cutting, Punching, Folding & Forming, high volume shearing, Robotic MIG & manual MIG/TIG Welding, General Fabrication, Powder Coating and Other Finishes, as well as Assembly/Packing/Labelling
Construction: building cladding systems, brackets and cleats, stainless steel trims, flashing and fabricated assemblies
General Industrial: aerospace and industrial machinery parts, assemblies, enclosures and fuel tanks
Heating and Ventilation: galvanized ducting, fire doors and roof cowls
Street Furniture & Hard Landscaping: cycle parking, seating and benches, retaining walls and commercial planting systems
Bystronic Fibre Laser
FANUC Robotic MIG Welding
LVD ST 1212 CNC Turret Punch (and large tool library)
2qty 3m 100tn pressbrakes
5 MIG and TIG welding bays
Automatic tube rolling, section bending and tube bending
Full complement of bench equipment and machines
Mechanical and Packing/Labelling Assembly Area
Powder coating, galvanizing and plating services
Unit 3/10 Trinity Trading Estate
- Number of employees
- 31 - 50
This year has highlighted some vulnerabilities in the global supply chain, from transportation delays and price increases, to increases in manufacturing costs and challenges forecasting customer demand.
"We signed up to Qimtek in the middle of COVID and the national lockdown. Their onboarding was smooth and quick, and we have won a couple new customers already. Qimtek has been a huge help for us winning more work during such a challenging time! In less than 4 months’ service we have already won enough orders to cover the annual investment. We would highly recommend them." Troy Barrett, Managing Director
Gordon Henderson, Local MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey, visited us here at the CEL factory to see a demonstration of our impressive new robotic welding plant in action here in Sittingbourne, Kent. The recent new investment enables all of our welder fabricators to upskill. Some will learn to program and operate our MIG welding robot, and others are receiving training in more advanced welding techniques.
We are proud to be apart of Make UK Bouncing Back Smart: Innovation Monitor 2020 latest report focusing on how manufacturers can #MakeitSmart in a digital age. Please click either of these links to read the Case Study on our journey to investing in our first robotic welding cell:
https://www.contractsengineering.com/modern-robot-mig-welding (click link at top or at bottom of the page to read the case study)