Company History

Our Story

1971

SJC Hutchinson Engineering is founded by Creighton Hutchinson.

1972

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

1974

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

1996

Mark Hutchinson, son of Creighton, joined the firm.

1997

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

1999

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

2005

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

2007

Richard Hutchinson joined the company.

2010

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

Hutchinson Family

2011

Celebrated 40th anniversary.

2011

Purchased third flatbed laser.
Flatbed Laser
During the MTA Awards

2013

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

2013

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

2014

Achieved IIP accreditation.

2015

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

Factory Extension

2017

Installation of our first CNC Turning machine

News

“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...

Trumpf and Hutchinson Engineering Quality Partners….

Trumpf and Hutchinson Engineering Quality Partners….

When it comes to choosing a technology partner for your business, its always a critical decision, never more so than in the engineering sector where quality is a key requirement. Almost 20 years ago the team at Hutchinson Engineering opted to partner with Trumpf, the...

Why Family means Business

Why Family means Business

THE ADVANTAGES OF BEING A FAMILY BUSINESS... by Mark Hutchinson Most of you know that Hutchinson Engineering started back in 1970 by Creighton Hutchinson and most of you know that he is my Dad and a big part of the reason that we are the company we are today. Dad was...

Growth project aims to deliver for the long term

Growth project aims to deliver for the long term

In line with our continued growth strategy, S.J.C. Hutchinson (Engineering) Limited has received Invest NI Selective Financial Assistance in support of its investment and growth plans. Part financed by the Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme for Northern Ireland...

What do NASA and Hutchinson Engineering have in common?

What do NASA and Hutchinson Engineering have in common?

Are you familiar with PPAP? Production Part Approval Process, its roots trace back to the NASA Apollo space programme of the 1960’s, where elements of the PPAP process such as Design FMEA, Process FMEAs, MSA/SPC were implemented to ensure product quality on the Apollo...

Hutchinson Engineering Launches Welding Training Academy

Hutchinson Engineering Launches Welding Training Academy

Hutchinson Engineering Launches Welding Training Academy Leading providers of quality fabrication services, Hutchinson Engineering has invested significantly in cutting-edge technology and operates to the highest standards of safety and best practice in the...

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