Our History


Thomas Brown Engineering Ltd was established in 1981 by Tom Brown with a vision to offer a better, more reliable subcontract precision machining service to UK industry. A natural born problem solver and perfectionist, Tom had served his engineering apprenticeship after leaving school and worked within the subcontract engineering sector. In 1981 the time was right for a new challenge and Thomas Brown Engineering was born. 

From humble beginnings, the company grew. Tom continues to invest in machinery and tooling, in the latest software and technology and in our employees. Our company earned the reputation it has today as being a forward thinking, reliable partner who deals with our staff, our customers and our suppliers with respect and integrity. 

2015 was an important year for our company as we gained the aerospace quality approval AS9100. This marked an important step in our journey to become a trusted partner within the aerospace sector.


Today our company, still headed by our MD Tom Brown, has never been better. We have seen the pay off from investment in state of the art CNC machinery including two impressive Nakamura twin spindle, twin turret machines. 2018 has been another bumper year for investment in impressive CNC machine tools. Our CNC milling department has benefitted from a fantastic addition to our 5 axis capability – a brand new Mikron Mill E 500 U machine.  

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