Accreditations / Certifications

We operate in high specification and tolerance sensitive markets as well as general engineering, and hold both AS9100 Aerospace accreditation and ISO 9001:2000 also ISO 14001 environmental. This helps to ensure your precision machined parts are to the quality you and your customer require.

The scope of those accreditations covers the entire business of Hutton Engineering Abbingdon: The provision of machining and assembly services, including CNC, water jet and CAE facilities and assembly of metals and plastics with material, batch, or piece part traceability and related services.

Group Awards

The KAS Technologies Group, parent company of Hutton Engineering, was finalist at the Manufacturer Of The Year Awards 2007 in the category "Manufacturing Operations" for achieving world-class manufacturing.

More about the Manufacturer Of The Year Awards

Chairman & Managing Director's Awards

Please find more information about the awards of Karim Sekkat, Chairman & Managing Director of Oxford Engineering, under his profile:

Customer Involvement & Follow-Up

Customer Involvement

It is the philosophy of Hutton Engineering to become involved with our Customers at the very earliest stage of the project. Our pre-production validation, along with our wealth of manufacturing experience may highlight features or processes which would better fully achieve Customer requirements than those originally specified.

Coordinated Change Control

As can be imagined, dealing with a large and varied Customer base, with the multitude of varying Customer document change systems has been a challenge. We now have a system in-place which is fully capable of capturing and effectively implementing every one of the many changes we receive on a daily basis.

Stringent Validation Processes

To assist in ensuring your parts are to the quality you and your customer require we use some of the latest inspection equipment and methods.  We are happy to cater for whatever inspection criteria you feel is required.

  • First off / patrol inspection / last off
  • First Article Inspection Reports
  • Initial Sample Inspection Reports
  • Production Part Approval Process

In process Quality Control


Quality Control is only one facet, albeit an important aspect, in which the Company has invested, not only in personnel, but also in equipment. Whilst we still employ an ‘Inspector’ all of our highly skilled machinists accept they are fully responsible for the quality of their own work. This responsibility extends to performing the majority of the in-process QC, with the most capable of using our 3-axis measurement machines. Full accountability is ensured through each stage of manufacture by completion of inspection reports, in addition to the traditional First-off, Patrol and Final inspection functions.

Testing: CMM (Coordinate Measurement Machine)

From simple acceptance gauging through to CNC CMM. We use the most suitable tool for the job to ensure conformity.

For example, the CMM software we use allows for full part programme compilation from CAD files and prove-out via simulation software, thus enabling detailed 3-axis measurement.

Hardness, Vacuum, Pressure Testing and NDT

In addition to traditional equipment the Company can offer Hardness (both Brinell & Rockwell), Vacuum and Pressure testing as well as NDT. Some of our technicians are CSWIP Qualified NDT Technician (Dye Penetrant).