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Newburgh Engineering – Celebrating 75 Years of Success - 1939-2014


Newburgh Engineering (pronounced ‘New-burg’) has a long and successful history. Established by Isaac Middleton 75 years ago in a small Peak District village called Bradwell, Newburgh has grown into an internationally-renowned, multi-million £ turnover, award-winning business that specialises in manufacturing medium to large precision engineering components and assemblies. ...more

Newburgh are recognised in EEF/JAM Recruitment Partnership with Education Award


Newburgh Engineering Co. Ltd, a manufacturer of high specification engineering components, has been named as the regional runner-up of the prestigious EEF/JAM Recruitment Partnership with Education Award in the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards 2013, in a ceremony held at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon. ...more

Newburgh's commitment to investment in People, Resources and Quality has led us to win several awards


We are proud that our continued dedication to investment in Quality, Skills and Training has led us to receive recognition in the form of numerous business awards: ...more

Newburgh Signs Partnership Agreement With UTC Sheffield


A leading engineering company has signed a partnership agreement with the University Technical College (UTC) Sheffield. ...more

We are proud to be shortlisted for National and regional awards!


Newburgh are proud and humbled to be shortlisted for the following National and regional awards: ...more

Excitement builds as the AMRC-Training Centre prepares to open its brand new doors


Excitement has been building as the AMRC Training Centre prepares to open its doors. 167 newly recruited engineering apprentices were gathered to be introduced to their tutors, Heads of centre, and fellow apprentices. ...more

Offshore Europe (3rd-6th Sept)


Newburgh Engineering will once again be exhibiting at Offshore Europe next month. ...more

Proud winners of 'Excellence in Manufacturing' City Region Business Award


The “best of the best” were crowned at the very first Sheffield City Region Business Awards last night. ...more

Partners cutting the environmental costs of machining


High-tech contract manufacturer Newburgh Engineering is working with the AMRC and partners across Europe to develop new machining techniques that could slash energy costs and improve performance. ...more

Eneplan: cutting the environmental costs of machining


High-tech contract manufacturer Newburgh Engineering is working with the AMRC and partners across Europe to develop new machining techniques that could slash energy costs and improve performance. ...more

"Employability Summer Camp" for 14-16 year olds


Workwise - Summer Camp ...more

Driving forward golfing technology


South Yorkshire firms are harnessing Formula One technology in a bid to beat the world record for the longest golf drive. The project is the brain child of Sheffield-based Zen Golf, which has joined forces with Advanced Manufacturing Park Technology Centre-based Performance Engineered Solutions and Newburgh Engineering. The team is using its expertise to create a driver that will propel a golf ball more than 408 yards and 10 inches to claim the record. PES says the initiative will push the boundaries of innovation, combining technologies to showcase the capabilities of British engineering. Engineering design director Dan Fleetcroft said: “What’s going to be interesting is using experience from engineering in Formula One and putting that into the golf driver. “In F1 every potential performance gain is explored to its fullest. We’ll be looking for any area where we can find that extra something to help hit the ball a little bit further.” ...more

Newburgh unveil another Director profile...introducing Matthew Jewitt, Sales Director


Following the recent profile of Operations Director Danny Gibbons - we are now pleased to reveal a further profile...this time, it's our Sales Director, Matthew Jewitt - ...more

Newburgh Engineering accredited with SC21 Bronze Award


Newburgh Engineering are pleased to announce that they have achieved and been accredited to SC21 Bronze standard. Newburgh Directors David Greenan and Matthew Jewitt were presented with their SC21 Bronze award at the ADS Taskforce event held in Bristol in April. The SC21 programme is one of change and performance improvement. Its objective is to drive evolution, innovation and technology development to ensure continuous improvement within the cutting edge technology companies who operate within the aerospace and defence industries. This, in turn will benefit Newburgh and all who operate within their supply chains, having produced numerous benefits for the contract engineering company, from connecting their business strategy, formalisation of their continuous drive for improvement, enhanced key business metrics, leaner production, and ultimately extensive improvements in their overall business performance. ...more

Newburgh affirms its commitment to skills for Nuclear manufacturing


Newest member of the National Skills Academy Nuclear Manufacturing, Newburgh Engineering take on apprentices with the help of Supply Chain Apprentice for Nuclear (SCAN) funding provided by the National Skills Academy for Nuclear.rnrnAs part of their membership they have been successful in applying for SCAN funding which means they are able to take on new apprentices for the industry and is a great example of an organisation supporting the development of future engineering talent within the nuclear supply chain. SCAN builds on the very successful Community Apprenticeship Scheme (CAS) which was funded by the NDA and managed by the Skills Academy. Over the past 4 years of operation CAS has provided real added value by enabling an additional 128 Apprentices to be employed by Supply Chain companies working in nuclear. Newburgh Engineering is a family concern, founded in 1939, and operates from extensive sites located at Bradwell and Rotherham, England. They are a high-tech precision engineering company that manufactures bespoke engineering components and assemblies, in a competitive environment. The nuclear culture is ingrained within Newburgh’s business and the business skills and systems have been developed through 60 years plus industry experience. David Greenan, Managing Director, Newburgh said “It’s critical that we see improvements in the UK skills base, and the Nuclear Skills Academy together with SCAN are doing a brilliant job to promote the sector and make this happen.” Mr Greenan continues “We need to be in a position where we can maximise on opportunities in this expanding market.”If you are interested in becoming a member of the National Skills Academy Nuclear Manufacturing please contact: Stacey Balmer on ...more

Jonathan Todd - Apprentice of the Year 3 times over!



Global Manufacturing Festival 2013


Going to the Global Manufacturing Festival 17-19th April? Newburgh will be there, please come to say hello. Also very special guest the Man of Steel (new 3m model) will be there to greet you in reception at the AMRC. Here he is with his creator, Steve Mehdi. ...more

Newburgh Chairman appointed chair of new AMRC Training Centre


Vince Middleton, chair of Newburgh Engineering, has been appointed chair of the new AMRC Training Centre. ...more

Newburgh Director Profile - Danny Gibbons


As a regular feature, we would like to introduce you to our Directors, so that you can get to know who you're working with, on a deeper level. ...more

Investment in Bradwell village


Bradwell is a quaint and pretty Roman village, consisting mainly of old limestone cottages, surrounded by the rolling Peak District countryside. ...more

Award-winning Newburgh!


Winning awards is a celebration of the continuous investment and hard work that Newburgh staff have put into being a brilliant company to work for. We are thrilled and humbled to have recently won the following: ...more

Bright future for Newburgh apprentices


2012 was a record year, not only as the wettest ever but also the strongest for local precision engineering company, Newburgh. December was their best ever in terms of orders and production, and since then they’ve signed off four of their Rotherham team who have completed their four-year apprenticeships. ...more

Newburgh are recruiting 6 additional Advanced Apprentices - apply!


Establish your career at one of Sheffield City Regions longest established precision engineering companies ...more

Newburgh newsletter edition 10 released


We invite you to read our latest newsletter (edition 10) which is available now to download - please see 'News and Downloads' tab, above. If you're interested in learning more about Newburgh please feel free to get in touch: ...more

Awards won by Newburgh


Here is an up to date list of the awards that Newburgh Engineering are proud to have won recently ...more

Bradwell apprentice wins prestigious award



Newburgh apprentice wins Regional EEF award!


Newburgh apprentice Jonathan Todd has won the prestigious Regional Apprentice of the Year Award by the EEF. Jon was up against apprentices from Rolls Royce & Jaguar, who were shortlisted from over 200 Midlands based applicants. The next stage, in January, is where the Regional Winners compete for the National title. The EEF have recognised Jon to be a good role model, specifically noting his help promoting careers in STEM and advanced engineering. Newburgh were also confirmed yesterday to be on the shortlist of the EEF for their Skills & Training Award. To be on their shortlist from hundreds of entries was fantastic. ...more

Environmental Business Award - Newburgh won!


Newburgh Engineering are now very proud winners of The Premier Waste & Recycling 'Environmental Business Award', the popular annual Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce Awards. ...more

Current vacancies


Following recent success within our company, we are pleased to announce two new opportunities to join our team. ...more

Newburgh Engineering are Fit-4-Nuclear!


Newburgh Engineering are pleased to announce their newly qualified Fit-4-Nuclear status, as accredited by the Nuclear AMRC (Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre). This underlines their credentials, culture, and experience to work within the new-build nuclear market and sub-sector. ...more

Diary of Events


Newburgh are passionate about promoting careers in advanced engineering and specifically the strong new ERA apprenticeships available to school leavers year on year. Here’s a list of some of the events where you can meet us: ...more

Newburgh Engineering - finalists for x3 National Awards!


September has been a fantastic month for Newburgh – they were confirmed to be finalists for not one, not two, but three National awards! Jonathan Todd, 21 from Bamford, Hope Valley is in the running for a National ‘Apprentice of the Year’ award, and is competing against apprentices from Global brands such as Jaguar. ‘People and Skills’ and ‘SME Manufacturer of the Year’ are Newburgh’s remaining shortlists, recognition of the high standards that they are known for. ...more

Newburgh Engineering Apprentice of the Year 2012


Precision engineering company Newburgh Engineering have proudly revealed their Apprentice of the Year 2012, Jonathan Todd. From Bamford, Hope Valley, Jonathan turns 21 in September and is a former pupil of Hope Valley College and Lady Manners School. His abilities in engineering were developed from a young age, where he had a strong interest in design & manufacture. Employed by Newburgh Engineering for 2 years, Jonathan is due imminently to complete his first year onsite at the company’s original Bradwell works, following an initial year in the classroom at Brinsworth Training Academy in Rotherham, which puts him half way through his 4-year apprenticeship. Each month, Newburgh apprentices are scored on several topics from work ethic and conduct, to work attendance and housekeeping. Jonathan achieved the highest score over the course of a year, winning 8 out of 12 of the monthly awards, leading him to win the annual award. Jonathan has also this week been confirmed as being on the shortlist for a National Apprentice of the Year award, for which we wish him the best of luck for their next stage. 86% of Newburgh employees are apprentice trained, which dedicated Apprentice Training Manager, Andy Millward is, himself. Andy said ”I’m genuinely looking forward to seeing how Jons career unfolds – his commitment and passion for learning are endless - he thrives in challenging situations, and where he can motivate others. He’s a real star of the future and we’re very proud of him”. Andy continues “Jon’s just one of many talented, young apprentices Newburgh have – our investment is rewarded by seeing them develop into highly skilled engineers, who will in turn secure the future of our company”. Newburgh currently employ 24 apprenticeships, and have been instrumental in driving the skills agenda to promote STEM and advanced apprenticeships regionally. For more information please contact Laura Johnson, Group Communications Officer on 01709 724260. ...more

Due to a recent promotion and securing new contracts, we are hiring!


Following our recent success and promotions, we are pleased to announce the following opportunities to join our company. ...more

Sales Engineer vacancy - a rare opportunity to join Newburgh's successful team


Following on from our recent success and a subsequent internal promotion, Newburgh Engineering are pleased to announce a rare opportunity to join our successful team: Sales Engineer. Background: Newburgh is the UK’s premier manufacturer of high specification component parts and assemblies, supplying to the nuclear, aerospace and defence industries. Established for over 70 years, we have a high level of manufacturing expertise, combined with 2 exceptional production facilities located in Bradwell, Derbyshire and Rotherham, South Yorkshire. We are proud of our staff retention statistics, and hence, this requirement is a rare opportunity to join our company. We work in close partnerships with our customers to ensure that their products and projects and delivered to specification and program through our dedicated manufacturing cells and partnerships. Role: We are looking for an experienced Sales Engineer, who will be based from our Rotherham office, and cover the Central UK territory (Area 2), which runs from Birmingham to the Scottish border. The successful candidate will be required to deliver profitable new long-term contracts and cells, whilst managing and developing existing accounts. Duties: Prospecting, cold-calling, internal and external meetings with Area 2 customers, estimating (when required), building business relationships, writing quotes and proposals, closing out opportunity to order, customer support, key account management, liaison with internal departments (particularly working closely with Engineering and Quality), participating in events and trade shows, and more. There will also be a requirement to deputise in a Sales Management position, carrying out some internal activities when the Sales Director is unavailable. Experience required: Ideally apprentice trained, and from an aerospace/defence background, you will be familiar with modern machining/manufacturing techniques, and currently residing in a customer-facing position. Existing sales and key account management experience is not an essential requirement, it is however a distinct advantage. Location: The successful candidate will work from our Rotherham facility and will be responsible for all Area 2 business. There may also be a limited need to operate outside this area as opportunity dictates. Remuneration: Highly competitive salary, generous holiday entitlement, company profit-share bonus scheme. Stakeholder pension and company healthcare scheme. Applications in confidence to ...more

Newburgh Engineering reveal Customer Satisfaction Survey results


Keen to hear how we compared to our competitors, Newburgh Engineering recently put out a customer satisfaction survey. Here is an overview of our results: Our overall customer service 85% rated us good or very good. ...more

Newburgh sponsors TeenTech event for talented STEM pupils


TeenTech is the brainchild of Maggie Philbin, best known for her journalism with the BBC, and presenting popular scientific shows such as Tomorrows World. Maggie’s idea was to bring together as many Year 8 school children from the region, with a variety of local technical organisations for them to share inspiration and ultimately attract the students toward an interesting and well paid career within Engineering or Science. ...more

Fourth generation Middleton achieves Advanced Apprenticeship at Newburgh Engineering


Newburgh Engineering employee Ed Middleton has successfully achieved an Advanced Apprenticeship at the world class precision engineering company. During his four year commitment, Ed has gained qualifications including BTec National Certificate, NVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations and NVQ Level 3 in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering, and will be striving for the excellence set by his forefathers. ...more

Great North Swim Cancelled...but it didn't put Newburgh Chairman off!


Did you hear about the Great North Swim being cancelled due to adverse weather conditions? We wouldn't recommend you do this 'at home', but it didn't stop Newburgh Engineering Chairman, Vince Middleton... Feeling bad that he'd been kindly sponsored for the Master Cutlers Challenge event, Vince didn't want Cavendish Cancer Care to go without the funding raised, and bravely endured the swim despite the terrible weather. Sponsorship is still possible via Virginmoneygiving - we'd love to get past the £500 mark. For more detail, you can now watch Vince on YouTube! ...more

Chairman in Great North Swim for Cavendish Cancer Care


Group Chairman, Vince Middleton is taking part in the Great North Swim as part of the Master Cutler's Challenge this weekend. All proceeds go to Cavendish Cancer Care. If you are interested in sponsoring Vince for this good local charity please see for details. Best of luck Vince! We will let you know how he gets on... ...more

Group Communication Officer Changes


Lesley-Anne Card has left Newburgh to pursue her communications career elsewhere. We would like to thank her for her efforts and wish her all the best for the future. ...more

'Big Idea' Winner Announced!


After months of deliberation, the winner of Hallam FM and Newburgh Engineering’s ‘Big Idea’ competition has been announced. ...more



Newburgh Engineering is preparing for the future by announcing a new board of directors with over 160 years of combined engineering experience. ...more

Newburgh Collaborates with Nuclear AMRC


Newburgh Engineering’s partnership with the Nuclear AMRC (Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre) has become a true collaboration as the companies work together to improve machining processes and gain lasting business benefits. ...more



It has been brought to our attention that scam emails and letters have been circulated to individuals relating to job opportunities at Newburgh Engineering Co Ltd. ...more

Newburgh Engineering at the Global Manufacturing Festival 2012


Newburgh Engineering is delighted to announce it will be a part of this year’s Global Manufacturing Festival in Sheffield. The schedule has now been announced, as well as several key speakers. ...more

Newburgh Awarded Engine Contract


Newburgh Engineering has secured a contract win with one of the world’s best known engine manufacturers, Perkins Engines Company Limited. ...more

Newburgh Engineering Provides Gearbox Parts for Bloodhound SSC


Newburgh Engineering is delighted to have contributed to the Bloodhound Super Sonic Car project, presenting completed manufactured gearbox casings to the project team at Autosport 2012 last week. ...more

Newburgh proves 'work-wise' is just the job!


Newburgh Engineering's apprentices have appeared in the Sheffield Star, showcasing the effectiveness of the 'work-wise' initiative. rnrnNewburgh co-founded the scheme, and have two apprentices on staff who came through the work-wise programme. rnrnThe scheme promises to give young adults the 'ultimate job interview', giving them a taste of real-life working conditions. rnrnManaging Director Vincent Middleton said: "The hands on approach helps equip young individuals with the skills and attitude necessary to get a job straight from school." rnrnNewburgh's work-wise success stories include Ryan Froggatt and Adam Flood. rnrnRyan is currently studying for his advanced apprenticeship at Brinsworth Training, Rotherham, within Newburgh's pioneering New ERA course. rnrnAdam Flood is studying for qualifications in mechanical maintenance, and works full-time for Sizer Pelleting Solutions, formerly Newburgh's pelleting division.rnrnFor more information on this story, please see The Star's website: ...more

Newburgh Joins Nuclear AMRC


Newburgh Engineering has consolidated its commitment to the nuclear agenda by becoming a member of the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC). ...more

Visit Newburgh at OE2011


Newburgh will once again be exhibiting at Offshore Europe 2011 - come and see us on stand 4D31. ...more



Newburgh Apprentice Training Instructor Andy Millward along with apprentices Luke Thickett and Edward Middleton hand over the Spin Test Rig parts for the Bloodhound Super Sonic Car to Richard Noble OBE, at the an event held in Sheffield recently. The test rig will allow the Bloodhound team to test the cars brake discs at speeds of up to 16,000 revolutions per minute. rnrn rnrnRichard Noble, who is the driving force behind the new Land Speed Record attempt was a keynote speaker at the ‘Get up to Speed’ event held as part of the Global Manufacturing Festival in Sheffield recently, was pleased to receive the assemblies and components that were manufactured at Newburgh’s engineering plant in Rotherham. Richard was the man behind the wheel in 1983 when he won back the land speed for Britain by achieving 633mph in Thrust2. He then went on to lead the team behind the Thrust SSC when driver Andy Green broke the sound barrier on land at 763mph in October 1997. rnrn rnrnHe is now the Project Director of the Bloodhound SSC project which has the twin aims of reaching 1,000mph on land and of inspiring future generations of engineers and scientists. As the vehicle design progresses, the SSC project is also working with schools across the UK and universities throughout the world, and has made all of its research and design data available on its website at rnrnAt the event, Richard thanked Newburgh Engineering staff for their contribution which has included producing a number of components for the prototype vehicle and equipment to test the stability of the desert surface in order to select the perfect site on which to make the record attempt. Following these tests, a site in South Africa has been selected for the run, which is due to take place in Hakskeen Pan in the Northern Cape in 2013. ...more



Newburgh is further demonstrating its commitment to young people in manufacturing and engineering roles, through its sponsorship of a dinner at the Cutlers Hall, which brought together education leaders and head teachers from Sheffield and Rotherham and key figures from manufacturing and engineering businesses in the region. ...more



Westinghouse Electric UK and Springfields Fuels Ltd. have enhanced its commitment to UK manufacturing, by awarding a major new contract to South Yorkshire-based Newburgh Engineering for the supply of in-core reactor fuel components for use at existing UK nuclear power stations.rnrnNewburgh Engineering’s Derbyshire site secured the 10-year multi-million pound contract, after successfully completing a rigorous tendering process for Springfields Fuels Ltd, which assessed its quality control, health & safety and production systems to meet the stringent requirements of the nuclear fuel industry.rnrnAs a supplier of high precision components to the nuclear industry for almost 60 years, Newburgh Engineering has the expertise and dedicated manufacturing capabilities to fulfill the needs of this prestigious contract. As nuclear is set to become a much more prominent energy source to meet this country’s future power needs, this contract provides a bright future for Newburgh’s 100+ workforce.rnrnVincent Middleton, Managing Director at Newburgh Engineering, said: “This is fantastic news for our team, who have been working hard for over 12 months to secure this contract. It is testament to the skills and expertise of our staff and the systems we have in place here that we have been selected from strong UK and international competition to work with Springfields Fuels Ltd. We are looking forward to building on our long term partnership with them as we embark on this exciting contract.”rnrnSpringfields Fuels Ltd, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Westinghouse Electric Company and Toshiba Nuclear Power Division, is based in Preston and manufactures fuel assemblies for EDF-Energy’s fleet of Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors and produces thousands of tons of uranium hexafluoride and uranium powder for export each year. Around 15 per cent of all the electricity generated in the UK comes from power stations using nuclear fuel manufactured at Springfields’ facility.rnrnrnrnThis contract win highlights Westinghouse’s confidence in UK manufacturing and builds on their existing commitment to the region as a major sponsor and member of the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) in Sheffield.rnrnVincent Middleton adds: “We will be working closely with the NAMRC in South Yorkshire to enhance this region’s reputation for high precision engineering for the nuclear industry.”rnrnBob McKenzie, Product Engineering manager at Springfields Fuels Ltd, said ‘We are delighted to maintain our partnership with Newburgh Engineering who have supplied us with quality components for many years. We look forward to working with the team of people involved in making our products so that the current high standards of excellence continue to be enhanced throughout the life of the new contract.” rnrnNewburgh Engineering, which has two manufacturing sites – one in Rotherham, South Yorkshire and one in Bradwell, Derbyshire, is a specialist contract manufacturer of component parts and assemblies for the nuclear, defence, oil and gas, petrochemical, aerospace and power generation industries. The company, which recently celebrated its 70th anniversary, is renowned within the UK for its high quality precision engineering across many industry sectors.rnrnNewburgh Engineering is accredited to ISO9001 (2008), Achilles UVDB, Investors in People and the environmental standard, ISO14001. ...more

Engineering Resources


Have a look in the downloads section of the website for the latest information on our Engineering Resources. ...more

Major Contract Wins


Newburgh Engineering might only be a few months into the new financial year, but the company has already managed to secure some major contracts for the coming months. ...more

New Era apprentices vist nuclear fuel leader


Nine trainees on the innovative New ERA apprenticeship in Rotherham have gained a valuable insight into the nuclear power industry after visiting Westinghouse last week. rnrnWestinghouse, a world leader in nuclear fuel provision and the manufacture of nuclear reactors, took the apprentices around their factory in Preston showing them how nuclear fuel is produced. rnrnIn the oxide fuels complex, Westinghouse’s main production facility, the apprentices were shown how the raw material – uranium hexafluoride (hex) – is converted from a solid to a fine powder that is then processed to make pellets of nuclear fuel. rnrnThe visit is the latest in a series planned by New ERA programme creator, Newburgh Engineering. Managing director of Newburgh, Vincent Middleton, hopes that the visits will give the apprentices an appreciation of how high standards are set in the manufacturing world. rnrn“At Westinghouse, the lads were shown that getting something 99.9% right isn’t good enough, it has to be 100% or it’s wrong. Making a mistake just isn’t possible in an industry like nuclear power.” rnrnNewburgh has a long history of supplying to the UK nuclear industry, stretching right back to the first generation Magnox Reactors of the 1950s.rnrnOther visits for the apprentices have included AESSEAL in Rotherham, DavyMarkham in Sheffield, and Perkins Engines in Stafford, giving the trainees different experiences of how their skills can be applied to real-life manufacturing industries. rnrnThe New ERA programme, created by Newburgh Engineering, Rotherham, and Air Accessories, Sheffield, offers an in-depth engineering course unlike any other. rnrnApprentices on the course, held at Brinsworth Training in Rotherham, will leave the 40 week programme with an NVQ Level 2 qualification in engineering and will have begun their training towards Level 3. They are guaranteed employment with their sponsors, who will complete their training. rnrnThe aim of the New ERA programme, due to finish in June, is to create a new generation of highly skilled engineers for South Yorkshire. ...more

Newburgh win NDI Training Award


At the NDI Annual Conference in March this year, Newburgh Engineering was presented with an award acknowledging the company’s successful New ERA apprenticeships programme. Lieutenant General Dick Applegate, a former Ministry of Defence Chief of Materiel (Land) and Quartermaster-General to the Forces, presented managing director Vincent Middleton with the award at the gala dinner held on Thursday 25th March 2010 at the Royal Armouries, Leeds. The two day conference was entitled: “The Defence Supply Network – A Vital Part of the Nation’s Recovery’. Newburgh beat off competition from five other companies for the NDI Training for Success Award with the intensive New ERA apprenticeship programme that they have been spearheading in the region, in partnership with Brinsworth Training. This old style apprenticeship develops students over a 40 week period in a training centre before transferring them to the workplace to continue their studies, meaning that they are taught for a considerably longer time than most modern apprenticeships offered currently, and trained to much higher level. The aim is to create a new breed of highly skilled young engineers to replace the skilled engineers in South Yorkshire who are nearing retirement age. Speaking after the conference, NDI managing director Robin Fox said: “The response from those attending the conference this year has been extremely positive. Events such as the NDI Annual Conference help bring together global defence contractors and suppliers, which continues to generate business and secure jobs for SMEs. This is especially important as the country struggles to pull free from recession.” ...more



Newburgh is celebrating the part it played in helping find a location for the next World land speed record attempt and developing wheels for the BLOODHOUND SCC supercar that are capable of achieving 1,000 mph.rnrnNewburgh Engineering manufactured a test rig that has been used to test the effect of the keel on the wheel and the ground, in order to simulate perfect world record attempt conditions.rnrnThe aim of the BLOODHOUND Project is to inspire future generations to peruse science, technology, engineering and mathematics by showcasing these subjects in the most exciting way possible.rnrnThe 1,000 mph car requires a large flat desert upon which to run, the team investigated locations all over the world that would satisfy the conditions required – ranging from Black Rock desert in the USA to Lake Gairdner in Australia. rnrnThe perfect conditions they need are a smooth, dry, flat surface, a large area (at least 12 miles x 3 miles) and a location that obviously is remote, but without being inaccessible. The search was narrowed down to the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. The smooth, flat surface of Hakskeen Pan was tested with the Newburgh test rig attached to the back of a test vehicle. The rig gave a good view of what the wheel shape would do to the ground, which will help in the development of the optimum shape for a wheel that will spin 166 times per second. rnrnDavid Greenan, operations director at Newburgh Engineering, explains: “This is one of the most exciting design engineering projects in the world to be involved with. We are absolutely thrilled that the rig was produced right here in Rotherham and that it has played a part in finding the perfect location for the world record attempt to take place. It is fantastic to be involved with an iconic project like BLOODHOUND and we are happy to add our support to the team. It is critical that we develop the next generation of Engineers and Scientists and this project should provide a large amount of the required stimulus and interest to do just that.”rn rnThe design and construction of the supercar is expected to take two years, with the record attempt taking place in 2011. The 12.8 metre BLOODHOUND SSC will be powered by both jet and rocket propulsion that should help it to smash the current world speed record set by Noble and Green over 12 years ago.rnrnRichard Noble OBE said: “Finding the perfect ground conditions and location is fundamental to the success of this project. This project is a testament to the responsiveness and skill level that resides in UK engineering companies like Newburgh. The rig they manufactured allows us to accurately test wheel design profiles so we can be sure of the optimum shape for the World Land Speed Record attempt.” ...more



Nine trainees on a pioneering South Yorkshire apprenticeship programme have gained their first insight into the application of specialist engineering techniques on a massive scale. ...more



Newburgh Engineering welcomed French apprentice Yoan Streicher (17) on a two week work placement recently, as part of an exchange programme organised by Business & Education South Yorkshire (b&e). ...more



Working with Industry Forum on the SC21 programme, Newburgh has recently achieved an excellent result for a first time assessment against the Manufacturing Excellence framework, which aims to accelerate the competitiveness of suppliers and deliver long term value to customers. ...more



Richard Noble OBE, former land speed record holder, will be visiting Newburgh Engineering in Rotherham on Thursday 30th April as part of a visit designed to inspire young people about the huge opportunities for a career in engineering.rnrnMr Noble will meet with students from Bradfield school in Sheffield and Hinde House School to speak about his hugely exciting new project – the development of the BLOODHOUND SSC Supercar, for which Newburgh Engineering will be manufacturing precision components and assemblies. He and the students will then take a tour of the Newburgh factory, where the component parts will be made.rnrnAfter setting the previous land speed record back in 1983 with Thrust 2 and later in 1997, Richard Noble OBE achieved the first supersonic world land speed record at a massive 763 mph.rnrnNow, with the help of some of the world’s greatest engineers including those at Newburgh Engineering, Mr Noble aims to break the world land speed record by achieving the supersonic speed of 1,000mph with BLOODHOUND SCC – which is due for completion in 2011. rnrnVincent Middleton, Managing Director of Newburgh Engineering, said: “We are really excited about welcoming Richard Noble OBE to the company. This is a great opportunity for young people to find out more about the exciting prospects and opportunities that lie in a career in engineering. It will be fantastic to show Mr Noble the mock-ups of the component parts that we have produced so far for the supercar and we are really looking forward to getting started on the real thing!”rnrnOne of the main reasons that Mr Noble and his team are developing the BLOODHOUND SCC is to re-ignite interest in science, technology and engineering amongst young people and help increase the numbers entering manufacturing and technology careers.rnrnIn recent months, the design and production team from BLOODHOUND SSC visited Newburgh Engineering to assess its facilities and the skill of its staff and were impressed with the company’s ability to manufacture a range of high precision engineering components, particularly its milling capability, which can cope with sizes up to 60 feet.rnrnThe team from BLOODHOUND SCC therefore invited Newburgh Engineering to become a Product Sponsor, which will see them providing component parts for the internal assemblies and chassis elements of the supercar.rnrnrnNewburgh Engineering works with several schools and colleges in the South Yorkshire area and will be using its involvement in the world land speed record to inspire students about the career opportunities within engineering.rnrnThe design and construction of the supercar are expected to take three years, with the record attempt taking place in 2011. The 12.8 metre BLOODHOUND SSC will be powered by both jet and rocket propulsion that should help it to smash the current world speed record of 763 mph set by Richard Noble OBE and Andy Green in 1997. ...more



Newburgh Engineering has been chosen to provide precision parts for the BLOODHOUND SSC supercar.rnrnThe BLOODHOUND SSC aims to break the world land speed record by achieving the supersonic speed of 1,000mph, which will require contribution from the world’s leading engineering and technology companies. rnrnThe design and production team from BLOODHOUND SSC recently visited Newburgh Engineering, based in Rotherham, to assess its facilities and take a factory tour, with a view to using their specialist skills and equipment. The technicians in the team were impressed with the company’s ability to manufacture a range of high precision engineering components, particularly its milling capability, which can cope with sizes up to 60 feet.rnrnThe team from BLOODHOUND SCC invited Newburgh Engineering to become a Product Sponsor, which will see them providing precision components and assemblies for the internal assemblies and chassis elements of the supercar.rnrnDavid Greenan, Operations Director at Newburgh Engineering, explains: “We were delighted to become product sponsors of the BLOODHOUND SSC. As this is a high precision project, we have the expertise and equipment to ensure the absolute product integrity of the project. At the speeds being attempted by the car, high quality precision components are essential and our team of qualified engineered are looking forward to demonstrating their skills.”rnrnNewburgh Engineering works with several schools and colleges in the South Yorkshire area and will be using its involvement in the world land speed record to inspire students about the career opportunities within engineering.rnrnThe design and construction of the supercar are expected to take three years, with the record attempt taking place in 2011. The 12.8 metre BLOODHOUND SSC will be powered by both jet and rocket propulsion that should help it to smash the current world speed record of 763mph set by Brit Andy Green in 1997.rnrnBLOODHOUND SSC will be built and piloted by the same partnership that guided the current record holder - the ThrustSSC - to a shade over 763mph twelve years ago in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada. This time around, project leader Richard Noble OBE and driver Andy Green OBE aim to blast through the 1,000mph barrier. ...more

Newburgh Celebrates First Apprentice Completion


Ben Smith is celebrating being the first person that Newburgh Engineering has awarded their bespoke 'Newburgh Certificate of Apprenticeship' since they opened their new premises on Bessemer Way, Rotherham three years ago. ...more

Rotherham Engineering Firm Invests In Its Future


Local engineering firm Newburgh Engineering has revealed its ambitious expansion plans, which includes the construction of a 35,000 sq ft production facility adjacent to its existing plant on Bessemer Way. ...more

Pelleting And Animal Feed


Nick Finch, Operations Manager explained: "OSL"s pelleting and animal feed experience extends over 140 years. We specialise in the manufacture of an extensive range of feed milling spares and we have steadily increased annual turnover from the sale of components for pelleting machines such as CPM, Buhler and Andritz." ...more

Rapid Response


Gordon Kitching, Sales Manager, explained: "Our core skills are in general engineering and machining, which includes turning, milling, gear cutting and horizontal and vertical boring." ...more

Cellular Manufacture


The continuous development of the cells at Newburgh is the key to the overall business strategy. An accelerated improvement programme is now in place that moves the new cells from "Forming" to "Performing" in the shortest possible time. The programme includes how to project manage, New Product Introduction and the associated building blocks that need to be in place when forming a new cell, progressing through to the Kaizen and 6 Sigma techniques deployed to achieve the ultimate performance from the cell. ...more

Newburgh Expands In To New Fields


The rapid response unit will give the internationally-respected precision engineering company greatly increased flexibility to deal with jobs which need a quick response, and will complement Newburgh's well-established and widely-praised cellular manufacturing systems, which are for long-term contracts lasting over several years. ...more

Alan Takes The Crease


Alan Wood, of Woodseats, Sheffield, recently joined Newburgh as head of procurement. He previously worked in a similar position for 28 years for Dormer Tools of Worksop, and brings his experience to Newburgh's fastexpanding operation. Alan told Discover: "I found the Newburgh staff very friendly and welcoming, and I look forward to helping them develop the new Rotherham factory to the full." Alan, who is married with two grown-up children, was a keen cricketer for Aston Hall Cricket Club in Sheffield before an accident limited his appearances, he now enjoys a round of golf. ...more

Street Pride


A roundabout on the approach to Newburgh's headquarters on Bessemer Way, Rotherham, has been sponsored by the company in a bid to improve the town's environment. The initiative is part of the borough council's Rotherham Street Pride campaign, and will involve signing and the landscaping of the roundabout, which features a sculpture epitomising the town's resurgence from the industrial dereliction of the recent past. Newburgh's marketing chief Matthew Jewitt commented: "We felt it was important to contribute something to the council's highly laudible bid to improve the environment. And as one of the new companies which have recently moved in to Rotherham, we wanted to make our mark on the landscape." ...more

High-level Visit


Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Angela Harris of Richmond made a flying visit to Newburgh Engineering of Rotherham recently. Baroness Harris is a patron of Northern Defence Industries (NDI), a strategic alliance of about 200 northern companies which enables members to develop their business in global defence and aerospace. Newburgh managing director Vince Middleton is an NDI board member. Newburgh's Marketing Manager, Matthew Jewitt, explained: "NDI capitalises on the north's position as an engineering centre of excellence, and we were delighted to welcome Baroness Harris to look around our plant. It confirms the company's status as a leading player in contract manufacturing." ...more

On Board With Offshore Europe


Newburgh will be exhibiting at Offshore Europe 2007 - the largest oil and gas exhibition in the world outside North America - to be held in Aberdeen from September 4-7. The exhibition at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre features over 1,500 companies and the last event in 2005 attracted over 32,000 visitors from 108 countries. Marketing chief Matt Jewitt commented: "Offshore Europe is now established as a global forum and a 'must attend' event for anyone in the oil and gas business. We look forward to meeting many of our existing and potential new customers there." ...more

Nailing Another Vetco Contract


The contract is one of the largest won so far for the companys new £5 million plant at Bessemer Way, Rotherham, and will provide continuity of work for the dedicated, bespoke Vetco cell at Rotherham. ...more

New Address


Please note that Newburgh's head office and administrative headquarters has now transferred from Bradwell to Rotherham (see front page story). All enquiries should now be addressed to:- Newburgh Engineering, Bessemer Way, Rotherham S60 1FB, Tel: 01709 724260; Fax: 01709 839312; Website: ...more

Welding A New Partnership


These high-tech parts are used in semi-conductor equipment by the American company, who were one of the founding companies of California's Silicon Valley. They design, manufacture, market and service semi-conductor processing equipment that is used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. ...more

Major Reorganisation For Newburgh


Managing Director Vince Middleton explained: "Our head office has been at Bradwell since the company was founded by my grandfather, Isaac Middleton, nearly 70 years ago. Our new premises at Rotherham is much more suitable as the company headquarters as we look towards future expansion and development. ...more

Newburgh's 'green' Plants Recognised


Newburgh Engineering has awarded the top ‘green' criterion for its high-precision plants at Bradwell and Rotherham. ...more

Chairman Gets On His Bike


Chairman gets on his bike: Tony Middleton, chairman of Newburgh, is about to set off on a marathon 3,800 motorbike ride across Europe to raise money for UNICEF and the children affected by the Chernobyl disaster. "The aim is to raise £20,000 for the children," explained Tony, who will be riding his BMW R1200 GS from Britain to Kiev in the Urkraine. Anyone interested in sponsoring Tony should contact him on 0772 1424205. ...more

Long Service


An era passed when machinist Terry Armitt left Newburgh after a lifetime working for the company. When Terry, of Springfield Road, Bradwell, joined the company 48 years ago in 1957, the founder Mr Isaac Middleton, was still in post, and all the machines were manually operated. When he left in July, the company was at the forefront of computerised precision engineering operations. "But the company has never lost the family spirit," said Terry, who intends to spend time in his retirement on his hobby of breeding prizewinning budgerigars. ...more

Remote Control Works For Michell


Weekly schedules and CNC programs for the highly-skilled and precise work they do for client Michell Bearings come daily by e-mail 130 miles away in Michell's Head Office in Scotswood Road, Newcastle-on-Tyne. ...more



Newburgh had a presence at the prestigious Farnborough Air Show again this year, sharing a stand with the North West Aerospace Alliance. The show featured 1,480 companies from 35 countries, and there were 100 aircraft on display. Organisers estimate that more than 140,000 people attended over the weeklong show in July. ...more

Ndi Membership


Managing Director Vince Middleton is an avid supporter of the NDI, a business development company that matches the capability of over 200 companies with the procurement requirements of the global defence and aerospace industry. "We are proud to be a member of NDI and recognise it as the premier organisation for collaboration within the defence market." ...more

High Level Visit To Rotherham Plant


The delegation of 20 commissioners - " representing British consulates from Brazil to Bangkok -" visited the £5 million plant in Bessemer Way on October 31 to look around the precision ...more

Portrait Of A Salesman


Don is vastly experienced in engineering sales and marketing, having held senior positions with companies in Scotland, the north of England and the midlands for the past 35 years. But he reckons his work for Newburgh over the ...more

Newburgh Fuels The Future


A massive contract worth £10 million over five years for the supply of fuel 'stringer components' for nuclear reactors has been won by Newburgh Engineering of Bradwell. ...more

Customers Come First


As part of its continuing mission to constantly improve customer service, Newburgh has set up separate marketing and engineering divisions under an operations director. ...more

20-year Engine Contract


A contract worth around £500,000 a year for up to 20 years has been won by Newburgh to supply engine blocks for Perkins diesel engines. ...more

Flying Visit By Duke


Newburgh's £5million plant in Bessemer Way, Rotherham, was formally opened by HRH the Duke of York. The Duke arrived by helicopter and was shown round the plant by managing director, Vince Middleton (Pictured with the Duke). Among the people he met were Peter Middleton, chairman of holding company, and members of staff in the Vetco, Doncasters FVC, BNFL and Sondex cells. He later unveiled a commemorative plaque in the reception area, which had been made in the factory. ...more

Newburgh Golf Day


Newburgh Golf Day: The first-ever Newburgh Golf Day took place at the College Pines course at Worksop, when 11 players took part. The winner was Matt Bates who scored 37 points, with Lee Duffy just five points behind. Keith Meyers was third. ...more

Underwater Excellence


Newburgh has won a major contract from Vetco Gray Controls for the supply of subsea manifold kits which will be incorporated into their Subsea Control Modules for use on an international deepwater project. ...more

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