About us

James Aiken Engineering Solutions is one of Aberdeen’s oldest companies having operated in the heart of Aberdeen since 1826.

James Aiken Engineering Solutions made its name specialising in precision engineering and sheet metal fabrication. The company operated from its Wellington Street premises near Aberdeen Harbour from the early days of the oil and gas industry.

After significantly outgrowing its harbour-based office and workshops, James Aiken commenced a new chapter in its history in 2015 after it cut the ribbon on a new £1million base in the city’s Bridge of Don.

A dedicated facility of 12,500 sq ft offers both fabrication and machine shops under one roof. The facility is a blend of office and workshop space complete with overhead cranes, ample yard space and extensive car parking provision.

The company is headed up by directors, Neil Jolly and George Paterson, who both began their careers as apprentices with the business more than 25 years ago. Nearly a third of the team have worked for the company for the last 30 years.

Operating primarily as a sub-contractor, James Aiken’s diverse range of customers come from the on and offshore oil and gas industry, marine, power generation, food processing, municipal and corporate building maintenance, commercial utilities and local authority works. In addition to its extensive workshop capabilities, on location support is provided as part of a flexible site installation service.

The company is committed to HSE with regular health and safety checks and is certified to ISO9001:2015.

James Aiken is part of Jasmine Holdings.

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.