Our History

Extensive industry experience & skills with a vision to build a company to be proud of, was the firm foundation for Sterling Machining which was established in 2001 by three directors who had worked closely together over many years.

Our initial objective was to manufacture a wide variety of extrusion tooling such as dies, mandrels and pressure pads. This type of part is still a significant part of our business and skill set today.

However, it quickly became obvious that there was a great demand for high quality subcontract machining. We found that our combined skills and experience enabled us to fulfil more technically demanding jobs that other companies had to decline.

Our speciality in machining long, slender shafts and other difficult to machine components, including heat resistant super alloys such as Inconel, Monel and Nimonic, gave us a niche in certain markets - and a growing reputation as a specialist subcontract machining company that people could trust.

Our ability to deliver a quality product at a competitive price supported rapid growth and we achieved 100% growth in turnover and profit every year for the first five years. This enabled us to invest in additional CNC Machinery, including Lathes and Milling Machines - expanding our size range and enabling us to apply our specialist expertise to these areas.

In 2008 we purchased and relocated to larger premises on Speedwell Industrial Estate, Staveley, where we now occupy a 10,000 sq. ft. site.

During some challenging years for the economy, coupled with the decline of the manufacturing industry within the UK, we are proud that Sterling Machining Ltd has been able to maintain growth. This could not have been accomplished without our growing and loyal customer base returning time after time for high quality products at competitive prices.

In early 2020 we opened our second production unit on the Hartington Industrial Estate, less than a mile away from our main site. This enabled us to ramp up our volumes, and in particular gave us the scope for doing larger batch quantity work.