The structural division of Thompsons moved into a new 40,000 square foot purpose built plant at Newacre on a 30-acre site in 2005.

This new facility has a state of the art CNC cutting, drilling and shot blasting equipment including sub merged arc welding.

All drawings are completed in either Strucad or Xsteel 3D modelling in our modern drawing office.


List of plant and equipment below:

  • 1 nine-spindle Peddinghaus saw drill line
  • 1 Gietart automatic shot blasting plant 6 wheel 2.5 m wide
  • 1 CNC Peddinghaus drilling and plate production machine
  • 1 30 mm Guillotine
  • DC 600 amp welders
  • Submerged arc welding
  • Automated seam welding
  • Automated submerged arc welding