World Class Engineering

Advanced Chemical Etching has a global reputation for world class manufacturing and this is a title we are justifiably proud of and work hard to achieve. It doesn’t just happen overnight either. A proactive management team encourage a culture of continuous improvement right across the business and investment has flowed into implementing lean manufacturing, 5S and Kaizen.

This makes us responsive to fluctuating demand, agile enough to take on new product introduction and innovative in our ability to deliver engineering solutions to complex problems. All of this is done against a firm commitment to unrivalled quality, demanding tolerances and cost reductions for our wide and varied customer base.


2014 has seen us add more than 15,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space to cope with increased demand from all our market sectors. We are in the process of acquiring state-of-the-art multi-chamber etching machines, laminators and developing machines, including the latest OGP video measuring systems.

Investment in the skills of our workers is also central to our expansion plans, with all Staff NVQ Business Improvement training and our very own Knowledge Transfer Partnership student, currently developing a world first etching process.

Typical etched components we manufacture for the engineering sector include: