Determining Excellence


Huttons joins SC21, the 21 century supply chains, to assess new ways of increasing its long term competitiveness and foster stronger relationships with key customers. Having been selected by a Prime customer as a top tier strategic partner, Hutton has started its road to accreditation. Only 620 companies accross all industries are part of this select group. The prime customers include Thales, Airbus, Rolls-Royce and 19 others.

High precision semi conductor work

May 07, 2014

MEMS has been identified as one of the most promising technologies for the 21st century and has the potential to revolutionise both industrial and consumer products by combining silicon-based microelectronics with micromachining technology.

Lean improvements continues behind the scenes

February 06, 2013

5S is about a journey where employees, management and customers benefit and in true japanese style it starts with the good old fashioned brown paper bag... Continous improvement does not need to cost an arm and a leg, its about saving money while providing a better environment!

Another satisfied customer

September 20, 2012

"Thank you very much for your support to Japan...I have never seen so many people visiting our booth Everyome LOVES this artistic model...Million of thanks".

"Personnally I think that you have made a great job of the machining and finishing of the unit. It really does look impressive, it's a perfect platform to display our instruments."

Prime Minister's view on the National Business Awards

August 02, 2011

‘These awards,they really do show off the best of British. Category after category, celebrating outstanding achievements. The true pride of Britain and the true wealth creators in our economy’
David Cameron, PM

National Business Award Finalist

August 02, 2011

The KAS Technologies Group becomes a finalist in the coveted Customer Focus Award category. Over 150 of Britain’s most innovative and sustainable public and private sector businesses have been announced as finalists of the National Business Awards. Organisations shortlisted this year include the well-known Debenhams, JD Wetherspoon,, BSkyB, Majestic Wine and Supergroup. The combined turnover of all National Business Awards finalists this year were £96bn. While there were plenty of examples of aggressive growth among all entrants, through acquisition as well as organic, the finalist organisations that stood out were those taking steps to ensure growth is sustainable – innovating to become leaner and concentrating on core strengths rather than over-diversifying.

5S in action

February 18, 2011

The implementation of 5S+1 has come as the pinacle of given this strategic customer a flawless service. The strategic plan started with a complete relayout of the facilities, strong invesment in machines, the creation of an assembly room, additional manpower and the implementation of lean techniques following the principles of pull and kanban. We analysed our customer needs down to the last screw.

Opening of new dedicated assembly area

November 30, 2010

Hutton Bicester opens its new dedicated assembly area. This project has been develloped over the last 6 months from the Kaizen event launch to completion of volume production with perfect delivery and quality. A complete value stream analysis of all processes, equipment and additional skillset was performed.

New investment in machinery

November 02, 2010

Hutton Bicester continues its investment policy with this new Doosan DNM650 and new XYZ SMX3 2000.

High technology customer audit

January 20, 2010

Hutton’s Engineering is found to be a high quality, high performance engineering machinist...  We have no hesitation in approving Hutton’s as a machining business fit to supply all UK sites... Overall Hutton’s demonstrated that they were a very robust manufacturing business and they showed a high level of customer awareness and focus (particularly on performance – quality and delivery).

Health & Safety

November 19, 2009

A senior executive briefing on Health & Safety was delivered at all companies in the KAS Technologies Group by an EEF consultant. As a result, a group Committee will be convened and advised by EEF in order to ensure the we are upholding the highest standard of Health & Safety to protect our employees and stakeholders on site.