Shepcote Engineering Ltd

Shepcote Engineering Ltd is the Sister Company to Air Accessories and specialises in Large Cylinder Production and Heavy Engineering.

Based in the industrial heartland of Sheffield, they are one of the leading manufacturers of hydraulic cylinders providing hydraulic and engineering solutions to a diverse range of industry sectors including oil and gas, nuclear, marine, mining and civil engineering industries.

Shepcote Engineering is probably the largest hydraulic cylinder manufacturer in the UK with over 25,000 sq ft of production floor with 50 tonnes lifting capability.

Despite that position, and having extended its services beyond the initial hydraulic cylinder repairs and general machining for local industries, it remains a small private company. With over 30 years experience Shepcote Engineering today provides hydraulic and engineering solutions to all industry sectors.

In 2001 the company took the opportunity to acquire a business that had for many years served Shepcote itself with machining solutions for some of the biggest types of cylinders in the UK. As a result of the acquisition the new owners began to establish many client based relationships with previous competitors, who themselves required the services for specific machining projects including deep-hole boring and honing of large tubes.

Combined with the expertise of an in-house designer with a proven track record in the special application cylinder market, the new look Shepcote Engineering was able to develop its foothold in the offshore oil and gas market, where equipment has always been of a significantly specialised level, manufactured to high standards. As a key sub-contract machinist, the acquisition of large turning lathes, the deep-hole borer, and honing equipment complemented one another ensuring the business was able to firmly strengthen its position. In fact, the business continues to invest in new machinery regularly, with investments including a 12-meter bed CNC lathe that was acquired in response to customer demand over recent years.

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