Workholding Solutions

Bespoke workholding solutions and manual handing service from concept to installation

Brown & Holmes is one of the leading designers and manufacturers of bespoke workholding, manual handling and special machines in the UK. Our service is end-to-end and includes conceptualisation, design, manufacture, and installation – be it for new machinery or retrofitted.

Our engineering solutions are designed to consistently improve the quality of our customer’s products and increase productivity, ensuring they remain competitive in a global market.

Our work can involve working with clients to re-engineer components and develop ways to reduce the number of parts in assemblies. It could involve the design and manufacture of hybrid fixtures and work-holding solutions, using a mixture of 3D printing as well as more traditional cutting and precision machining.

The company can also integrate the latest collaborative robots into automation and control systems, to improve productivity and reduce the manpower needed for processes such as the loading or changing of chucks and fixtures.

All services are offered in-house, with calibration and quality monitored against national, international, and client-specified standards. Our design expertise and technical skills set us apart and underpin the company’s strong reputation.

  • Fully automated, robot-loading work-holding fixtures for blue chip companies and Tier 1 suppliers.
  • Expertise across all industry sectors with many customers in the automotive and aerospace sectors.
  • We work with the machine tooling, construction, power generation and nuclear industries.
  • Skilled in the design and manufacture of aerospace component fixtures and blade fixtures.
  • Years of experience in supplying automotive powertrain component work holding solutions

Design Capability


Electrical Control Cabinets

Mechanical Handling

3D Printing

Installation service & Support