About Us

Serious Engineering is a fabrication facility specialising in providing bespoke sheet metal and fabricated parts ranging from 1mm in thickness up to approx 25mm. We can design and supply or build all parts from racking frames, plates, enclosures, trolleys, tables, fabricated support frames or enclosures and housings etc in mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium or any other associated sheet metal parts you may require.

We have significant experience in design, manufacture and supply to various industries including Process Control – Electrical – Food – Beverage – Automation – Automotive – Defence – Marine – Offshore – Subsea – Construction – Oil & Gas – Chemical.

Our quality assurance system is designed to comply with ISO standards. We currently hold certification in ISO9001 / ISO14001 / ISO18001 and are an approved CHAS contractor and also DNV certified.

With our in-house powder coating facility; components are finished to a high quality and painted with a range of standard or specialist products for use in some of the most demanding locations or environments. This enables us to maintain responsibility for quality control across all stages of fabrication.

We place particular emphasis on the continual development and improvement of personnel, also a commitment to utilise the latest technology and equipment within our design and build remit. One example being our in house design team makes use of AutoCAD inventor 3D and Radan 2d Cad-Cam system.

We have a continued commitment to improve our quality performance with every employee being involved and having a duty to understand their role and their responsibility in complying with company procedures.

In order to achieve our quality objectives we are dedicated to maintaining an effective quality system which not only clearly defines the organisation but also its policies and procedures and the continually evolving industry needs.

Our quality assurance system is designed to comply with ISO standards. From this we ensure that our quality manual and associated documented procedures are designed to control the activities that determine the acceptability of the product supplied and that our continued compliance is monitored and reviewed by internal and external audits. This provides an assurance of our continuing ability to supply a high quality product for all industries.

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Serious Engineering can trace its heritage back to 1772 when George Haden was Foreman of the machine shop where James Watt perfected his first steam engine.

Haden’s sons, George and James, were both apprentices to James Watt and eventually started their own company - through Haden Building Management, Balfour Beatty, Romec Enterprise Ltd and now Serious Engineering; this historic pedigree informs everything we stand for today. Serious Engineering now continues this established reputation, supported by our solid ownership structure.

The result of such an auspicious heritage and pedigree is that Serious Engineering’s starting stance is absolute reliability.
Our firm desire to grow beyond the expectations of the industry is what sets us apart, decade after decade.

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Serious Engineering is housed over two locations.

We have a 47,000 square foot Production Workshop in Longbenton, and a 30,000 square foot Assembly Plant in Cramlington which sits alongside a 23,000 square foot warehouse storage space.  Between the two sites, there’s not much we can’t handle – we even keep highly skilled finishing in house in order to maintain responsibility for quality control across all stages of fabrication. An example of this is Powder Coating, a craft most engineering company’s subcontract out to external suppliers.

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