Grow as We Grow: Growth and Innovation in Sheet Metal Engineering

Jenks & Cattell Engineering, a stalwart in the UK manufacturing industry, has witnessed remarkable growth over the past decade. A key player in sheet metal engineering, the company’s journey is a testament to resilience, adaptability, and unwavering commitment to excellence.

Our fortunate position lies in being owned by Newship Group—a forward-thinking manufacturing group of companies. Their recent £3 million investment underscores their commitment to Jenks & Cattell’s growth. With plans for further investment in machinery, plant, and personnel, we are well-prepared for the future. Our cash-rich status enables us to seize opportunities.

The recently unveiled report, “The True Impact of UK Manufacturing,” sheds light on the industry’s significance. With a staggering worth of £518 billion, manufacturing supports 7.3 million jobs and accounts for nearly a quarter (23%) are of the nation’s economic output. Jenks & Cattell Engineering proud to be part of such a booming industry in the UK.

Jenks & Cattell Engineering stands out for its investment in cutting-edge technologies, from advanced CNC machining, automated mechanical presses, state-of-the-art laser machines to robotic welding. Jenks & Cattell Engineering prides itself on offering one of the UK’s most expansive range of sheet metal engineering services. From laser cutting prototypes/low volume to metal pressing (pressing up to 1,000 tonnes) and robotic welding mainstream production with precision and quality.

In 2014, Jenks & Cattell had 76 employees. Today, that number has grown to 106—a testament to the company’s expansion. Notably, female employment has increased by 9% over the past decade, reflecting a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

With a £4 million increase in turnover over the last ten years, Jenks & Cattell Engineering is on an upward curve, fuelling confidence in our sustained growth, with an ambitious target for extensive turnover growth within the next three years. To achieve this target, we committed to continuous improvement and team training and job creation to make this vision a reality.

With a rich legacy and an eye on the future to be amongst the best of UK manufacturing, we invite you to explore our open positions, including Head of Engineering, Design Engineer, and Estimator|Cost Engineer. If you are passionate about engineering, innovation, and making a real impact, Jenks & Cattell Engineering is the place for you. Be part of a legacy that spans generations, over 130 years of manufacturing history and a future that is brighter than ever.

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