On the Shopfloor

Machining and Fabrication Services

The move to new premises in the Bridge of Don in Aberdeen in 2015 has given James Aiken Engineering Solutions 23,000m² of manufacturing space that combines fabrication and machine shops under one facility.

The extended operation means that all processes are carried out in-house - cutting, profiling, fabrication, welding, machining, assembly, NDT, coating and final inspection.

In addition, overhead cranes improve productivity and streamline the material handling process while ensuring the safe movement of goods and materials.

The machine shop comprises: 

  • Four Axis CNC machining centres.
  • Three Axis CNC lathes.
  • Three Axis CNC milling machines.
  • A number of self feed CNC saws.  

The fabrication shop includes:

  • A multi-head water jet cutter.
  • High definition plasma cutter.
  • Punching/notching stations.
  • CNC press brake.
  • CNC guillotine.
  • Pinch rollers, and fabrication and welding stations.

The entire operation is controlled by an Integrated Management System that drives the quality process. Daily production meetings ensure that all work is delivered on time and to the exacting standards demanding by customers.

Contact: Bruce Finnie, Fabrication Manager bruce@jasm.com


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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