Brown and Holmes: 80 years of workholding expertise

Kevin Ward and Carl Baker of Brown and Holmes Tamworth Limited


Brown and Holmes specialises in the design and manufacture of superior quality workholding solutions, producing 3D printed prototypes and delivering both precision machining and sub-contract machining solutions. 

Founded in 1939, when two draughtsmen from Coventry went into business together, we are now celebrating over 80 years in business and are based across two sites in Tamworth, UK.

Our first site on Apollo Park contains a wide range of traditional machinery from which offer high quality workholding, automation, mechanical handling and precision machining services. Our capacity list includes 5 axis machines, CNC machines, horizontals, verticals, EDMs and lathes. We work in a wide range of materials including aluminium, mild steel and titanium.

The second site, on Anders has a robot demonstration area, a dedicated assembly, test and inspection facility plus equipment to provide specialist 10 tonne lifting capabilities. It also houses our own Apprenticeship training centre and 3D printers. 3D printed prototypes can also made in different materials including carbon fibre, polyurethane, thermoplastics, acrylics and polymers.


Brown and Holmes design engineers Tamworth


Brown and Holmes also has a range of internationally renowned products that offer complementary technology to our workholding, handling and automation solutions. These include Techman robots, Swisschucks precision power chucks, Fresmak ARNOLD high pressure vices and MistBuster mist and smoke extraction units. 

We supply our solutions and products to many different sectors including companies from automotive, aerospace, power generation, nuclear, defence construction, medical, pharmaceutical and machine tool industries. We have a wide range of end users and sub-contractors who are based nationally within the UK and Ireland in addition to our exports across Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and America.

A great deal of our success can be attributed to our commitment to training. Many employees have been with the company since starting work and we train new apprentices every year in our own Apprenticeship School.


Brown and Holmes Machining Tamworth UK


Brown and Holmes is registered to ISO9001:2015, AS9100D, ISO14001:2015, ISO45001 and granted F4N by the NAMRC.  We are committed to continual improvement and the development of best-practice solutions for our customers.

We are also proud to be a partner in the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) and we are working with them to bridge the gap between university-based research and the development of innovative manufacturing solutions.

Contact us today on: 01827 63591 or email us your enquiry