From silos to stair towers – another impressive year for James Aiken

James Aiken Engineering Solutions has seen a wide variety of work pass through its doors over the last year. Undoubtedly the pandemic brought its challenges but we have been pleased to be able to continue working where possible, providing world-class steel fabrication to a variety of industries across Scotland. From farms to churches, offshore equipment […]

A new age of collaboration

We are now facing a very different world from the one before COVID-19. While we have put in place physical distancing and hygiene vigilance measures to keep employees, customers and suppliers safe, we are also responding to new ways of working such as how to extend our fabrication and engineering capability to support supply chains. […]

Blood bike steel parts

Known for its bespoke metalwork, James Aiken Engineering was approached by North East Rider Volunteers Scotland (NERVS) to provide some unique pieces for its fleet of motorcycles and cars. NERVS was set up in 2018 by Neil Powers, who had experienced the incredible work done by NHS staff in Aberdeen when both he and his […]

Dramatic exterior for Aberdeenshire property

Fulfilling a life-long dream to build his own home, Mr D incorporated practical aspects of house-design into his impressive contemporary exterior design. A three-year labour of love, the house combines warm homeliness with state-of-the-art entertainment systems and futuristic aesthetics. High ceilings and Velux windows flood the property with natural sunlight and bespoke fixtures and fittings […]

Modular Hybrid Power Pod framework for JCE Energy

JCE Energy designs and manufactures fully customised solar/wind hybrid power packages to the offshore and marine industries. The company has developed a modular hybrid power pod, manufactured in Aberdeen which utilises a wind turbine and solar panel system to supply a certified battery package via its standard controller/distribution system. The inclusion of battery storage means […]

Coded quality at Aberdeen engineering firm

Employees at James Aiken Engineering Solutions have taken their qualifications to the next level by completing coded welding certifications. The stringent welder approval tests are examined by an independent test examiner, who ensures the welders are able to complete work to a certain specification. James Aiken Engineering is one of the few fabrication and machining […]

Skills development under the spotlight at James Aiken Engineering Solutions

Employees at an Aberdeen-based sheet metal fabrication company have recently completed several industry training courses as part of the company’s continuous workforce skills development programme. A team of five from James Aiken Engineering Solutions undertook an Asbestos awareness course as well as a course on working in confined spaces and passed the Construction Skills Certification […]

Digital transformation helps James Aiken Engineering Solutions work smarter

An Aberdeen-based sheet metal fabrication company is using modern digital technology to transform the way it schedules its growing workload. James Aiken Engineering Solutions has made a £70,000 investment in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) manufacturing software E-Max to track all aspects of its work from initial enquiries to job resources and completion dates. The company’s […]

Engineering Apprenticeship is vital spark for Rachael’s career

A passion for metalwork inspired an Aberdeen student to secure an engineering apprenticeship with a leading sheet metal fabrication company. Rachael Robertson (18) started a four-year apprenticeship at James Aiken Engineering Solutions this summer and is gaining new skills and experience with the company. The former Torry Academy pupil is also studying Mechanical Engineering at […]

James Aiken opens door of new £1million facility

One of Aberdeen’s most-established engineering companies has opened the doors of its new £1million premises as it embarks on a new chapter in its history. James Aiken Engineering Solutions has been operating in the heart of Aberdeen since 1977. Specialising in precision engineering and sheet metal fabrication, the company had been working from its Wellington […]