Innovative Engineering


Chris Thwaites

Who are Thwaites Engineering?

Chris, the proprietor has over 15 years engineering experience.
After completing an Automotive Engineering National Diploma, gaining welding and fabricating qualifications at the same time, he went on to work at SHP in Ely, a race car chassis fabricator and customer vehicle builder. Undertaking all aspects of welding, fabrication and assembly for race car and special vehicle builds.

Gaining a wide range of Welding & Fabricating experience including Coach Building in New Zealand, high pressure vessels for heating systems, repairs to construction equipment, gantry’s for railway stations and building and installing
Stainless Steel & Mild Steel railings for Holiday Homes and Duchy Properties in Cornwall. In 2011 he gained an Engineering Degree and worked as a design engineer at Princess Yachts, developing production 3D and 2D drawings for motor yachts.

He then moved onto a Development Role at CAT which he has held for the last 6 years, developing and validating Industrial Diesel and LPG engines, involving global travel to fault find issues and lead engineering activity on new projects, and has recently gained CEng Status through the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.


Innovative Engineering

We are an innovative engineering business with nearly 20 years experience in global product development. We are passionate about repurposing and refurbishment & bespoke and unique engineering & fabrication opportunities. Our primary capabilities are machining, welding and fabrication services in steel, aluminium and other specialist materials including Chromoly. Our client base includes large global manufacturing businesses to small family owned businesses.


The types of work we do

Thwaites Engineering LTD are a diverse and adaptable engineering business. Able to offer a diverse range of creative capabilities. In the past we have supported manufacturing business with design solutions and fixtures for production lines, converted and repurposed many Peugeot J7’s and vintage commercial and classic vehicles. Built unique 3 wheeled trikes from aircraft grade Chromoly for private clients, trailers for Rolls-Royce Merlin Engines, converted a Lambretta Lambro to Electric and lots of general design and fabrication projects.


Other Engineering Services

We have extensive experience in problem solving and creative engineering. We are able to support clients through our network of contacts with Consultancy, 2D & 3D CAD design, concept design, renderings, 3D printing, design for manufacturing, manufacturing support and much more.

We have a wide range of vehicles for sale, on behalf of or sourced by ourselves and can meet a variety of customer needs.

What our clients say

I needed a custom steel tray to hold the electrics on a Honda 550 K four. Thwaites engineering surpassed my expectations with the skill and attention to detail. Would recommend highly.

John Gaudin

Chris has been carrying out sub-contract welding for us at Clifton Rubber over the past year. His welding is excellent and his strong work ethic ensures we always have parts when required to meet our deadlines.

Ben Burton - Clifton Rubber

Excellent communication and flexibility, with great prep work and welding on classic cars. Chris is a great guy and easy to work with.

Hazel Quest - Quest Brothers Classic Cars

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