Bowyer Engineering Limited was founded in Clerkenwell in 1946 when the Company initially worked in the provision of tooling and equipment for the telecommunications industry. In 1969 Bowyer Engineering, by now specialising in batchwork machining, re-located to a new greenfield site in Andover as part of a London “overspill” agreement. The Company continued to evolve by establishing working relationships with other companies and began to develop and construct automated special purpose machines for use in diverse high-tech industries following a chance opportunity to design and build robotic welding fixtures for a specialist supplier.
Bowyer Engineering enjoys an excellent working relationship of over 50 years with Rolls-Royce aero engines who remain one of the Company’s largest customers. The Company initially supplied mercury slip ring units and inhibiting rigs, but much of the work now carried out is the sub-contract Research and Development of special processes for automation of single crystal wax casting and composite pinning processes. Other long-standing blue-chip customers for who we continue to provide support include IAE, Hydro, UYS and Qinetiq.
Bowyer Engineering also continue to operate in the batchwork machining field and have recently undertaken a major review of machining processes allowing a greater throughput from our dedicated 1,100 m2 machining facility. We specialise in the machining of a diverse range of materials that include super duplex, stainless steel, nimonics, Inconel, aluminium and mild steel. A new 5-axis machine was installed in early 2015 providing us with even greater flexibility and it is our intention that investment in modern equipment will continue in the future.
Bowyer Engineering have gained a reputation as solution providers for part or complete projects and have the ability to evolve into new areas as and when required. Following-on from the success of the early special purpose machines, and taking advantage of opportunities whenever they arise, Bowyer Engineering diversified into Instrumentation in the 1980’s and subsequently expanded into NDT support early in the 21st century with the provision of EDM notching facilities.