OVER 70 YEARS OF MANUFACTURING EXPERIENCE

Since our establishment in 1948, we have always remained at the forefront of innovation and prioritised our customers’ success. Our market-leading turnkey solutions encompass full design collaboration to optimise manufacturing; precision CNC machining; high-quality finishing; component assembly; and multiple post-processes.

Building on successful organic growth, we are accelerating our expansion to lead in the field of ultra-efficient automated manufacturing and have continuously made our operations increasingly efficient by developing our in-house programming team, who employ innovative software and leading technology to progressively digitise and automate production.
1968

FIRST CNC MILL PURCHASED

R E Thompson was an early adopter of computerised manufacturing techniques through a drive to innovate and invest in revolutionary technology that remains today
1999

3RD-GENERATION BUSINESS

Michael Thompson, alongside his brother David, purchased R E Thompson from their father, Frank, to continue to grow the company
2004

MICHAEL THOMPSON GAINS SOLE OWNERSHIP

Michael Thompson bought out his brother to focus on driving growth, increasing the company’s services and diversifying its customer base into more industries
2008

£3.6M INVESTMENT IN DMG MORI MACHINES

To stay ahead of competition and continue to provide best-in-class services to customers, R E Thompson purchased 4 new, state-of-the-art machining centres from leading manufacturer MORI
2016

£2.6M INVESTED IN TOOLING EQUIPMENT

Our 320 tool magazines and automatic tool changers are crucial to offering extensive and complex capabilities in rapid turnaround times using automation
2018

DATA ANALYTICS AND TECHNOLOGY TEAMS FORMED

To leverage the power of real-time data and state-of-the-art software and technology, R E Thompson hired a dedicated Head of Technology and formed a data analytics and processing team, led by a Cambridge University graduate
TODAY

45 STAFF | 2 FACTORIES | EXTENSIVE CAPABILITIES

R E Thompson is proud to serve over 80 customers in various geographies and industries to provide world-class end-to-end services and exceptionally high-quality products
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