Company History

Our Story


SJC Hutchinson Engineering is founded by Creighton Hutchinson.


Primarily serving the needs of the local agricultural community, Creighton took on his first employees to meet growing demand.


The Hutchinson Engineering team exhibited at the Balmoral Show for the first time.


Mark Hutchinson, son of Creighton, joined the firm.


Strategic investment made in plasma technology to allow the company to diversify into the engineering sub-contract market.


Purchased our first flatbed laser machine to offer customers precision sheet metal cutting.


 Factory extended to house the second flatbed laser and our growing team.


Richard Hutchinson joined the company.


Purchased first 3D laser, which allowed Hutchinson Engineering to produce accurate and complex laser cutting services.


Celebrated 40th anniversary.


Purchased third flatbed laser.


Winner of ‘UK’s Most Dynamic Sub-Contractor’ at the MTA Awards.


Mark Hutchinson wins Family Director of the year at IOD Northern Ireland Director of the Year Awards.


Achieved IIP accreditation.


Factory extension completed, increasing overall size to 60,000 square feet.


Installation of our first CNC Turning machine


50 Years & A New Brand Launches

50 Years & A New Brand Launches

  In 1971, our Dad Creighton started his business to supply the local farming community with gates, crushes and other fabricated products. Fast forward 50 years and Hutchinson Engineering has grown into a world class business, providing millions of components...

Hutchinson Engineering Races for McLaren Against Covid 19

Hutchinson Engineering Races for McLaren Against Covid 19

The Northern Ireland Engineering sector has always had a great reputation for building world class companies. Queens University has an international reputation for producing world class graduate talent. Imagine what happens when through chance and a global pandemic...

Constant Learning Keeps Me Interested

Constant Learning Keeps Me Interested

James could have joined his Father’s business, he had been helping out from an early age, but he knew he wanted to become an engineer. He enrolled on a HND without ever stepping into an Engineering Company and after a year, thought he had made a mistake and in fact...

Recruitment Open Day 14th April 2018

Recruitment Open Day 14th April 2018

In a bid to give an insight into working life at Hutchinson Engineering, the company hosted an open day on Saturday 14th April, which welcomed potential employees from throughout Northern Ireland to their 80,000 sq ft world class manufacturing facility in Kilrea. Mark...

The Olympic Village, The Shard, The Aviva Stadium…

The Olympic Village, The Shard, The Aviva Stadium…

These are some of the largest engineering projects of the last few years, they are iconic builds that show huge capability, they also couldn’t function properly without generators. The diesel tank is one of the single most important elements of any generator. We work...