1. What does Turnmill do?

Established in 2018, Turnmill are north east engineering specialists. With expertise in production problem-solving, reverse engineering, and process improvement, we drive cost savings and help our clients achieve manufacturing success.

ISO9001 certified and trusted by international, national, and regional clients, including Komatsu, Marelli, Faltec, Curtis Instruments, Power Roll, AEM, and Owben, we provide high-quality components at competitive rates, offering turnkey solutions for jigs, fixtures, and parts.

Working across the automotive, renewables, motorsport, construction, oil and gas and pharmaceutical industries, we provide a complete engineering and manufacturing solution from design through to volume manufacture.

  1. What makes Turnmill great?

Our diverse capabilities encompass a wide range of services, including engineering design, turning, milling, fabrication and finishing, general engineering, as well as specialised processes like heat treatment and coatings, allowing us to meet the varied needs of our clients.

As we’re located within the heart of the north east’s advanced manufacturing sector, we’re strategically placed to support all our client’s engineering and production needs and deliver a fast and reliable service without compromising on quality.

Our brilliant team of skilled engineers and production operatives are our biggest asset, and bring a wealth of experience and expertise to ensure the highest quality and efficiency in every project we undertake.

  1. What is your 5 year plan?

Over the next five years, we’ve got some solid plans in the pipeline. Firstly, we’re broadening our reach by exploring new markets and welcoming new customers. Financially related, we’ll be making further investments in our equipment, machinery and tooling, we’ll be strategically investing in reputable brands like Mazak, Doosan and XYZ to make sure we’re always using industry leading brands, ensuring consistent quality in what we offer. Likewise with our quality and business systems to stay on top of our efficiency and productivity.

And of course, our team is at the heart of it all. Recognising that they’re our key strength, we plan to launch additional recruitment campaigns (including apprenticeships!), to bring in additional talent. It’s not just about jobs; it’s about building our capacity to meet the growing demand in the region.

  1. What are you looking for from your EMN membership?

We‘re keen to collaborate with other businesses and be part of the north east engineering and manufacturing community. Our goal is to actively share knowledge and best practices, contributing to the collective growth and improvement of our sector. By doing our bit, we aim to help the region thrive, promoting engineering excellence for the benefit of all members and the broader community.

  1. What information do you want to get out to members?

ISO 9001 certified, we’re on hand to be their dedicated component manufacturer. We offer subcontracting packages as well as the ability to do singles up to volume manufacture, which is quite unique. We can support you at every stage of your engineering journey from product design and development through to manufacture too, including reverse engineering.

  1. What are you going to offer back to the community?

We’re committed to giving back to our community and inspiring the next generation of engineers in our region. By partnering with Newcastle College, we’re working to support local students and help them gear up for successful careers in manufacturing. We’re offering apprenticeships, work experience placements and investing in local talent to not only shape future engineers but also contribute to the overall growth and prosperity of the north east.

With regards to supply chain, we try to keep it as localised as possible. We use regional suppliers, sourcing raw materials from nearby businesses, collaborating with local educational institutions, and creating more job opportunities. We try to make a positive impact on our community where we can.