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.
Hutchinson Engineering team exhibit at the Balmoral Show
Mark Hutchinson


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.

Hutchinson Family


Celebrated 40th anniversary.


Purchased third flatbed laser.
During the MTA Awards


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.

Factory Extension


Installation of our first CNC Turning machine


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...

“I have been taught skills for life”

“I have been taught skills for life”

David's Story David is 26, has been working for the company for only 5 months. He is part of the welding team. He left school, went to tech to do a National Diploma in Construction, but with no idea of what he would like to do, he took the first job he found at a PVC...

“They do listen and care about your ideas”

“They do listen and care about your ideas”

"They do listen and care about your ideas", those are the words of Gareth. This father of 4, started working for the company in 2014. Currently a team coordinator for the laser business unit, Gareth loves his job. Nevertheless, his vision of his professional life...

Family, Ambition and Growth for 2018

Family, Ambition and Growth for 2018

Is it too late to say Happy New Year? Maybe....but we would like to wish all our customers a very successful 2018. The news is full of how manufacturing is riding high at the moment, you could be fooled into thinking it all happened over night and it’s all simply a...