Any size. Any shape. Any thickness.

James Aiken is an established sub-contractor of fabricated metal and precision machined components with extensive fabrication and machine facilities under one roof.

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THE JAMES AIKEN MACHINE SHOP

James Aiken Engineering Solutions’ machine shop houses a number of CNC lathes and milling machines with varying capacities for high-speed, fast turnaround contract work at highly competitive costs.

Large and small batch work is regularly undertaken while James Aiken will also work with clients to develop prototypes for specialist applications, which can lead to alternative production techniques and modifications that can save on cost.


  • 4-Axis CNC Machining Centres
  • 3-Axis CNC Lathes
  • 3-Axis CNC Milling Machines
  • Self Feed CNC Saws
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The James AIKEN Fabrication Shop

Projects are delivered from design to completion, taking client drawings, specifications or samples to create precision accurate templates to produce bespoke products and assemblies using processes that include high definition plasma, laser and water jet cutting, CNC and conventional machining, pressing, forming, rolling, fabrication and welding.

An on-going commitment to invest in the latest cutting-edge machinery and techniques, supported by excellent project management and customer service, enables the company to deliver fit for purpose products and components. This includes one-off fabrications or batch products.

  • Plasma Cutting
  • Punching/Notching
  • CNC Press Brake
  • Pinch Rollers
  • Fabrication & Welding
  • CNC Guillotine
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SPIE Matthew Hall, Generator Access Platforms, Rubislaw, Aberdeen

James Aiken was approached by facilities management company, SPIE Matthew Hall to provide a safe means of access for electrical engineers to work on essential roof top equipment.

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Scottish Water Pipe Bridge, Elgin, UK

Working on behalf of client Scottish Water, James Aiken Engineering Solutions was tasked with overseeing the repair of a vandalised pipe bridge cover within Elgin, Moray. The cover had also suffered significant corrosion resulting in it being unfit for purpose.

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Baker Hughes Work Stations

Working closely with oil field services company Baker Hughes, James Aiken Engineering Solutions was enlisted to supply a series of new work stations within its Aberdeen facility.

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James Aiken Engineering Solutions has a broad customer base which covers bespoke machining and fabrication work for the on and offshore oil and gas industry, including subsea and marine works. Our engineering and fabrication teams also manufacture plant and equipment for the onshore chemical industry as well as the power generation sector.

Food processing plants are another sector where our machine, fabrication and installation skills have been utilised in the design and build of tanks and other types of bespoke equipment.

Much of our work comes in the form of contracts for commercial utilities, local authority works and maintenance projects for corporate and municipal buildings.

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