General Engineering

Since establishment in 1828, George Brown & Sons has developed a wide range of general engineering capabilities, provided from both our workshop in Leith, Edinburgh and on-site throughout the United Kingdom. With over 190 years of experience supporting today’s business we are more than capable of successfully managing your job from enquiry to completion, be it a one-off manufacture or extensive, multi-faceted project.

General Engineering

General Engineering Services

  • Machine Shop Facilities
  • Pipe Fitting
  • Boiler Surveys
  • Sheet Metal Department
  • Coded Welders – steel, stainless and aluminium
  • Site Work
  • Labour Hire

Approved to ISO 9001 Quality Standards

Our sheet metal tradesmen, fabrication team, fitters and machine shop work under the umbrella of general engineering working in cohesion with the lifting, auto and shipping departments to successfully manage a turnkey solutions service for a host of different jobs in different environments.

Within our sheet metal department, our team of specialist fabricators and skilled tradesman work across a host of materials including copper, aluminium and stainless steel, their work supported by certified TIG and MIG welders. Whether in need of a solution, repair, or new fabrication we have the track record and expertise to ensure your project is a success.

Replacement pipe work, boiler repairs, pipe fitting and joint leaks are regular work completed for a host of clients across varying environments, qualified confined space engineers accessing, as necessary.

Our machine shop produces to a wide range of requirements manufacturing bespoke parts as a one off, to sample or as a run of multiples. A broad range of both manual and CNC machines facilitates our skilled operatives in creating high quality parts to customer specification.

Accredited under ISO9001 and members of Scottish Engineering we are confident that whatever your requirements we have the solution.

General Engineering Clients

Forth Ports
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Royal Yacht Britannia

Client Study: Oceaneering


The order was for the supply of two turned components with a galvanised finish. The material specification was 070M55 and was procured as solid billets. Rough turning was carried out both externally and internally with tapers on both surfaces. On completion of turning there was a requirement for milling of keys and other detail for connection to the mating components. On completion of machining the components were despatched to the galvanisers on a 24 hour turnaround and returned to the machine shop for drilling and tapping of some fixing points. Final quality assurance package was formed and despatched with the components as a hard copy, with soft copies being emailed to the customers QC department.

General Engineering Case Study 1

Project Cost


Project Duration

Two weeks

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