Ashtead Engineering Company

Precision engineering at its very best

Trusted by industry leaders

All your needs covered

From concept, to prototype, to finished product, our engineering services can turn your ideas into exceptional high-precision components and assemblies.

Exceptional quality

We are proud to hold ISO9001 and AS9100 certification, testament to our dedication to keep improving quality in every area of our business.

Experienced and innovative

Since 1956, AEC has provided innovative, high-precision engineering solutions to a wide range of clients from London, the South East and beyond.

Superior customer service

A satisfied customer is everything to us. That’s why we go above and beyond to provide the best advice and support at every stage of an engineering project.

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Providing the best in precision engineering

Established in 1956 in Surrey, AEC has a long and proud history of being an innovative engineering company that does things right. 

For us, this means carefully listening to the problems our clients need to solve, creating and supplying products that set the standard for excellence, and providing expert advice and support that ensures our customers come back to us again and again.

Our engineering services


Turn-mill service At AEC, we offer a first-class turn-mill machining service that delivers practical and financial…


Turning service At AEC, we offer a fast and efficient CNC turning service for companies throughout…


Milling service At AEC, we offer a fast and efficient CNC and manual milling service for…


Grinding services At AEC, we can provide you with a complete grinding sub-contract service for any…


Assembly service At AEC, our highly experienced team offers in-house assembly services for a wide range…


Finishing service At AEC, we work with specialist partners to offer an extensive range of finishes…

Load testing

Load testing service At AEC, our speciality is in-situ load testing that evaluates the performance of…


First-class inspection department At AEC, quality is at the heart of everything we do, which is…

Industries we work with

// Aerospace

We have decades of experience of manufacturing high-precision parts for a wide range of customers from the aerospace industry. 

// Automotive

If you require first-class parts for your automotive project, we can meet every one of your specifications and performance requirements.

// Defence

Our machined components and assemblies for the defence industry are designed to withstand the severest of terrains and harshest of applications.

// Medical

We have the experience and state-of-the-art technology to manufacture bespoke solutions for the medical equipment and clinical research sectors.

// Oil and gas

other industries

Meeting some of the toughest durability and reliability standards, our components for oil and gas applications reliably perform in extreme conditions. 

// Other sectors

We cover all industries and have clients from the marine, energy, electronics, metrology and arts and culture sectors, as well as many others.

– Ontic

Ashtead Engineering are a solution provider to problem parts that others won’t go near. They are tenacious and professional in dealing with issues and are willing to go the extra mile with a Team capable of working through challenges and supporting their customers. When we think of Ashtead there is an association with quality product and thought through solutions.

– John Woodman, National Gallery

Ashtead have been providing the design and supply of precision-engineered components to The National Gallery for many years, they are one of our most trusted and reliable suppliers delivering not just excellent products but also unfailingly dependable on-site services. We like to think of the Gallery as a world-class environment, we regard Ashtead as a perfect match to our ambitions.

– Renos Louka, Pixipixel Rental Ltd.

I have used Nick and Ashtead Engineering for many years and they have always found solutions to any design or manufacturing problems. The quality of the end product has been first-class.