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R E Thompson & Co. (Vacuum) Ltd

About Us

Formed in 1948, R E Thompson began by designing and manufacturing vacuum valves and leak test equipment. The company was an early adopter of computerised manufacturing techniques, purchasing its first CNC mill in 1968 to focus solely on manufacturing precision components for aerospace and industrial applications.

Our company has built its reputation through working in partnership with its customers, collaborating at the early stages of design and right through the manufacturing process. With a proven track record in supplying high volume assembled and finished components to satisfy long term production schedules for Line Side, JIT and KanBan manufacturing systems, we can guarantee quality products delivered on time in accordance with your needs. 

R E Thompson has the confidence of many major international customers, thanks to both our ‘Zero Defect’ policy and a skilled workforce, many of whom have been with us for over 10 years.

“We have a continual plan to grow the company; we have doubled the turnover of the company in the past five years, in which time we’ve invested almost £7 million in capital equipment. We are on track to double the turnover of the company again, and in the next three years are planning for further investment in world class manufacturing plant, all automated to run twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week. Our highest priority is our customer service, so delivery on-time, every time with absolute quality conformance is what we strive for every day. We provide long-term supplier partnerships”

Michael Thompson, Managing Director