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, and we moved to our current premises at Crosland Moor in 1987. Tom continued to invest in machinery and tooling, in the latest software and technology and in our employees and 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 AS9100c. Alongside investment in machinery, software and staff training this marks an important step in our journey to become a trusted partner within the aerospace sector.


Today our company, still headed by our Managing Director, Tom Brown has never been better. With a record turnover for this year the business has seen the pay-off from some fantastic investment in brand new state of the art CNC machinery, including 2 impressive Nakamura Twin Spindle, twin turret machines. With the help of Leeds Business Growth Programme, 2017 looks set to be another bumper year for machinery investment.

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