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At Contracts Engineering, our Core Purpose is to achieve engineering excellence through the smart application of technology and by empowering employees to work in partnership with clients. We are

one of Southeast Britain's largest subcontract manufacturers. Our capabilities include 3D CAD design, laser cutting, folding, forming and welding and our constant investment in staff training, plant and equipment, and software give CEL industry-leading results in terms of delivering on-time-in-full with an exceptionally low level of quality spills.

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Contracts Engineering Ltd is an ISO 9001:2015 fully integrated precision manufacturer based in Sittingbourne, Kent, UK. Our 16,000 sq ft factory operates across two shifts per day, giving us maximum flexibility in production, and allows us to complete high-volume requirements with short lead times.  
We perform all fabrication in-house using our modern CNC machines and welding capabilities. We work with our supply chain on 
metal finishing processes such as powder coating, galvanizing, anodizing and plating, and regularly work with mild steel (including pre-galvanized and Zintec), COR-TEN steel, stainless steel and aluminium, and occasionally with brass and copper.  
Our customers are located throughout the UK and products are regularly shipped throughout Europe, the Middle East and North America.  Our main end markets include commercial industries such as light infrastructure, street furniture, construction, design installations and hard landscaping equipment.  Our industrial end markets include extraction & ventilation, food processing and niche engineering equipment companies.

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Focus on Quality and On Time In Full Delivery

Using ISO 9001 and internal Quality and Delivery metrics, we consistently impress our customers. At Contracts Engineering, all staff monitor two Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Quality Spills and On-Time-In-Full delivery. The Directors and Managers review these every week and all staff discuss monthly results during an All-Hands meeting. Our modern, SQL-based ERP system, coupled with our ISO 9001:2015 accreditation with the British Standards Institute and internal policies support our continued drive toward improved quality and production efficiencies.

"CEL started manufacturing some of our parts in 2017, though we sourced mostly from China.  This year we experienced a spike in demand, and CEL helped us capture more sales by letting us adjust or orders by size and colour depending on where our inventories are at.  CEL has been a real partner for us and they now manufacture and package +80% of this product range for us, which in 2020 was over 90,000 parts."

Managing Director, leading British construction products company


Join our team of over 30 highly skilled employees, from apprentices to 40 year plus experienced project managers, fabricators, and machine operators. We offer career progression and tailored training from NVQ II up to HND to employees and pride ourselves in high staff morale and spirit.  Click here for more information about working for us.
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Contracts Engineering Ltd service offering goes from design assistance through to the manufactured product. Please visit our Case Studies pages to see recent projects, including materials used and processes involved.

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"Thank you for supporting the development of our urban bicycle enclosures. The manufacturing insight you provided during the prototyping phase has helped us significantly reduce production costs and improve the manufactured product quality. Your flexibility meant that we were able to quickly reach an excellent final design and we are now selling in high volumes in several countries!  It continues to be a pleasure to work with your team."

 - Managing Director, Award Winning Street Furniture Company