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Manufacturing Solutions Division

Delivering high precision manufacturing solutions,
bespoke to the most demanding brief

Reaction Engines Manufacturing Solutions Division sets a new standard for delivering the kind of bespoke, high precision machining and fabrication solutions required by the most demanding of engineering projects.

Initially formed to provide the expertise and quality solutions required to meet the technically-challenging requirements of our revolutionary SABRETM propulsion programme, we’ve already built a reputation for delivering agile, fast-turnaround and high specification solutions to clients across a variety of sectors. After consolidating our own expertise with equally innovative, industry-leading teams, we’re now able to set the benchmark even higher. Read more about our team and our case studies, then get in touch to find out how we could help you meet your challenges – today and tomorrow.

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Our areas of expertise

Since our formation, we’ve built a reputation for listening to our clients to carefully understand their needs, then working with them to create short run, quick turnaround and high precision machining, welding, fabrication and assembly solutions designed to meet even the most challenging requirements. We’ve done this for clients across several sectors, most notably within the fields of technology, science, aerospace and space - predominantly in research and development fields.

Our services

We offer world-class skills, capabilities and services, ensuring clients receive the solutions they need for their projects on time, on budget and to a level of finish designed to consistently exceed expectation.

Many of our clients want an end-to-end solution. As well as a build to print service, we offer a full design service, taking your initial requirements, generating concepts through to fully validated designs and manufacturing/ assembly specification. Our drawing data is produced to British standard BS 8888 using industry leading SolidWorks 3D CAD package, which integrates directly with our CNC machines and inspection department.

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Our capabilities

Our state-of-the-art equipment ensures that no matter what brief our clients throw at us, we are able to rise to the challenge across a wide variety of skillsets and materials. We work with a wide variety of materials, from steel to more exotic nickel alloys, plastics and unusual materials including titanium and zirconium for highly specialised applications.

For high precision machining our equipment profile includes 3 and 5-axis CNC machining, CNC turning, CNC wire erosion, as well as more conventional machining. While fabrication and assembly of precision engineering and aerospace equipment, compliments our welding capabilities - spot welding - stud welding - TIG welding - MIG welding - MMA welding - coded welding.

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A commitment to quality

Certified to ISO9001 Standard, with CE approvals, at Manufacturing Solutions Division we place the emphasis on quality, ensuring everything we deliver for clients is to the most demanding standard across our manufacturing output, processes and systems.

In recognition of this, in 2015 Reaction Engines was awarded OxLEP funding to expand our quality assurance department at our Didcot facility. Along with employing a new team of quality assurance specialists, we invested in the latest state of the art CMM technology with a fully tailored ACCURA bridge type CMM solution from ZEISS, integrated with customised CALYPSO software.

What’s more, every component we manufacture comes with an accompanying inspection report, signed off by our CMM inspector, together with all relevant accompanying documentation that ensures the project meets customer requirements on accuracy, conformance and material spec sheets. This ensures we are well positioned to meet our clients’ future needs for increasing documentation and traceability.

A team that delivers

Everyone in the team is committed to offering an outstanding level of service for our clients - and has the skillset and passion to deliver it.

Mark Wood COO
As Chief Operating Officer for Reaction Engines, Mark leads our engineering operations and is responsible for our engineers and building our operational capability to meet future needs. Mark has over 20 years’ experience in aerospace, covering safety critical, high integrity applications and the full product life cycle from technology development through to service. He has extensive experience leading large teams and sites to ensure delivery of engineering programmes.

Damian Lochrin, Director
As Director of Supply Chain and Production for Reaction Engines, within the Manufacturing and Solutions Division, Damian’s role is to lead the division through the next chapter of growth and ensure we can offer our clients swift, specialist and high precision machining that meets their requirements. With a track record in production, manufacturing and supply chain in aerospace, technology and consumer markets.

Paul Davey, Head of Business Development
Our business development team under Paul is focused on understanding our customers’ requirements, mapping them to our wider capabilities and working with our operations team to meet these exacting requirements on a daily basis.

Will Joyce, Head of Manufacturing Services
Will has overall responsibility for all the operational activities and is instrumental in steering our activities as part of the wider Reaction Engines group to meet our customers' needs. Will started in fabrication at 16 and following his apprenticeship and over 37 years’ experience, he has a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of fabrication, welding, and mechanical engineering. He enjoys working with customers to deliver challenging solutions.

Quality & planning
With more than 35 years’ experience in the group between them, Diana Egan and Emma Pike are our customer facing team. In addition to managing the back office, they are the primary contact into the business for our customers.

The production team
Will is ably supported by our highly skilled and vastly experienced production team. With cross-industry experience and in-depth process knowledge, they actively support our clients to understand and meet their needs.


Created in 2017, Reaction Engines Manufacturing Solutions Division is able to offer clients industry-leading innovation and best-in-class delivery thanks to our unique history and unrivalled blend of skills and experience.

A consolidation of Brite Precision and Crossman Engineering, who were acquired in 2011 and moved to the Didcot facilities in 2014, bring a combined 75 plus years’ experience in the complementary fields of sheet metal work, welding, fabrication, and high quality precision machining.

To discuss how we can add value to your manufacturing process please get in touch with Diana or Emma :

Reaction Engines
Manufacturing Solutions Division
Unit 2C
Churchward Southmead Ind Park
OX11 7HB

T: +44 (0)1235 510959