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M Thornton Engineering Ltd. is a family run company, founded in 1989.  Together with a highly skilled workforce  and ongoing investment in modern CNC machines we are able to provide a comprehensive machining service from one off components to batch production.  

We provide a quality service producing components that meet the customer's delivery requirement and specification, all at a competitive price.

BS EN ISO 9001:2000 accreditation was obtained in 2002 and then later upgraded to BS EN ISO 9001:2008 for the quality management system in operation at our works. This ensures traceability of all the components manufactured within the company. All of our inspection equipment is calibrated and traceable back to UKAS calibration quality standards.   

We machine a wide range of materials, from plastics such as peek and nylatron through to high temperature alloys such as inconel and monel. This reflects the requirements from the various companies we currently work for in the oil and gas, power transmission, construction, water transfer and treatment and nuclear industries.

We currently run a single shift system with the capacity to change as required to meet our customersí needs.

The company is a member of the C.K.M.A. and M.Y.C.C.I. and has worked on development projects with M.A.S. and business coaches and will continue to do so for further improvement.

The management team and company members are continually assessing our equipment for suitability and accuracy for future growth and investment opportunities.

The company premises are also continually under assessment for improvements, suitability and potential growth.


1989 - M Thornton Engineering was founded by the current Managing Director.

1994 - The company set on its first apprentice and moved to its current site.

1995 - The second apprentice was set on. Both apprentices are still employed by the company today.

1997 - Our first CNC Lathe was purchased.

1998 - Construction of the first extension to the premises took place and was swiftly followed by the installation of the first 3 axis machining centre.

2002 - M Thornton Engineering registered as a Limited company and completed its second extension to the existing building.

2004 - Our 3rd apprentice started with the company.

2005 - The Mazak Integrex 200IIIs, one hit manufacturing machine was added to our list of equipment.

2006 - A third extension to the premises was constructed.

2010 - Since this date, the company has invested and developed apprentices through the company at one per year.

2013 - A wire-erosion machine was added to further expand the companyís skills and capabilities.

From 2015 the Company will be looking to increase its capacity through investment in apprentices at one every second year minimum and selectively recruiting personnel for key roles to enhance the companyís profile and capacity.

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TEL: 01484 431091
FAX: 01484 432897