• 22 June 2024
  • Darwen, BB3 2RB

About WEC Group

About WEC Group

With over 900 staff and 600,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing floorspace spread across 10 sites Lancashire, Merseyside, Yorkshire, and the West Midlands, WEC Group is the largest fabrication & engineering company in the UK.
WEC Group


WEC Group's origin were modest, starting out as a 2 man-operation in Darwen, Lancashire in 1979. Through skills, hard work, engineering excellence, and constant re-investment in the latest technology, we have grown to one of the largest contract manufacturing companies in Europe over the past 40+ years.

WEC Group

Our Values

Community is at the forefront of everything we do, which is why we have committed to bridging the local engineering skills gap by educating the next generation of engineers at our state-of-the-art in house Apprentice Training Academies.
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Why WEC?

We offer a full in-house manufacturing service from concept, through to design, fabrication & installation our specialist team of experts are on hand to ensure the finished product is exactly right.
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Highly skilled staff


Years In Business


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Specialist Divisions

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Who We Are

WEC Nuclear is one of the UK's leading providers of heavy engineering and large fabrication for the nuclear industry.

Spanning across 600,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing floorspace, WEC Group is well placed to meet any engineering requirement and provides services across a broad range of industries such as Nuclear, Aerospace, Oil & Gas, Defence, Rail and Marine.

Established for over 40 years.

We have grown from a small welding & fabrication shop operating from a makeshift shed in Darwen, Lancashire to one of the largest contract manufacturing companies in Europe - supplying OEMs and small businesses alike.

WEC Group operates within ISO 9001:2015 requirements, is AS/EN 9100 Aerospace Accredited for laser cutting & waterjet cutting, works to ASME 8 Coded Welding Standards and has achieved full compliance with BS/EN 1090-1 Structural Steel CE Marking - demonstrating our ability to consistently deliver high quality products conforming to customer demands and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. This endorses our commitment to the quality of our work, products, systems, procedures and service.


Developing the Next Generation of World Class Engineers

WEC Group is leading the way in the fight to bridge the Engineering Skills Gap.

Apprenticeships are at the heart of our continued growth and success and the WEC Group Training Academy is the only one of its kind in the UK. A member of The AWFTE - (Association of Welding & Fabrication Training & Education), our advanced five year apprenticeships in welding/fabrication, CNC machining and laser cutting/press brake operating provide individuals with the skills and qualifications required to carve out a career in Engineering.


Our Divisions

WEC Laser
WEC Laser comprises of Laser Engineering UK based in Darwen, and 5750 Components in Knowsley, Merseyside. Utilising the latest design software’s and state-of-the-art laser cutting machines WEC Laser provides traditional flat-bed, tube & box section and fibre laser cutting services. In addition, WEC Laser also provides Sheet Metalwork and Coded Welding services to supplement the various laser cutting services available.
WEC Fabrication
WEC Fabrication comprises of two divisions, Welding Engineering and m-tec. With over 30 years’ experience, Welding Engineering offers design and fabrication services for metal / alloy products including Stainless Steel Fabrication. m-tec is a specialist architectural metalwork division, and offers specialist design & fabrication services for stainless steel artwork and public regeneration projects.
WEC Waterjet

WECJet provides waterjet cutting services to the UK’s highest standards. Using the latest waterjet cutting technology, WECJet can waterjet cut any material up to 200mm thick, providing WEC Group with new cutting capabilities for cutting materials which are unable to be laser cut, and for thicknesses which are incompatible with laser cutting machines.

WEC Plasma

WEC Plasma provides high quality plasma cutting services for stainless steel, mild/carbon steels and aluminium components of up to 10m x 2.5m x 50mm. Utilising the very latest Multi Bevel High Definition plasma cutting technology, WEC Plasma is a great addition to the Group’s already extensive range of subcontract engineering services.

WEC Machining
WEC Machining Ltd offers a wide range of subcontract multi-axis CNC machining and precision engineering services from our purpose built 33,000 sq. ft. facility. Our highly skilled division based in Blackburn, has the machining capacity of up to 8000mm x 1500mm x 2000mm, as well as being accredited to Aerospace AS 9100 REV C for CC and conventional machining, turning and milling. We have also been involved in the manufacture of quality workshop, industrial and educational machinery for over 41 years with Clarendon by WEC.
WEC Large Machining

WEC Large Machining provides post fabrication machining operations to a broad range of industries including niche sectors that require specialist, high accuracy and quality parts such as Nuclear, Aerospace, Oil & Gas and Marine. Based in Darwen, Lancashire, we offer impressive large machining facilities and are able to carry out entire projects in-house, taking them right through from the initial consultation to the machining and inspection of the completed product.

WEC CCTV (Camera Mounting Solutions) is a market leading manufacturer of CCTV Poles, Towers, Columns and accessories. With a fast growing export demand and capacity, WEC CCTV supplies CCTV products worldwide. Whatever your camera mounting requirement, WEC CCTV has the solution for you.
WEC Rail
WEC Rail focuses solely on the design and fabrication of rail Structures such as Signal Gantries, OLE Main Steel & Small Part Steel, and trackside camera mounting structures. We also offer Rolling Stock Metalwork services including EN 15085 accredited Fabrication of Rail components and sub assemblies (Class 1-4). Over the past few years, WEC Rail has experienced a huge increase in demand for its specialist services and now lays claim to many of the rail structures across England and Wales.
WEC Powder Coating

WEC Powder Coating delivers powder coating services nationwide utilising a state-of-the-art facility in-house. The Gema powder coating system boasts two automatic reciprocators with a 90% powder recovery system and a 5 stage in-line pre-treatment plant.

Sherburn Metalwork
Operating from purpose built facilities based in Leeds, Sherburn Metalwork offers specialist MIG and TIG Robotic welding, Sheet Metalwork and fabrication services. With over 30 years’ industry experience, Sherburn Metalwork can offer a solution for any metalwork and fabrication requirement. Our expertise lies in the manufacture of bus frames and chassis, as well as parts for various trailer and body work manufacturers, especially box vans and refrigerated trucks.
MTL Advanced

MTL Advanced is our Sheffield-based steel engineering and manufacturing partner specialising in armour plate manufacture, laser cutting and bending, high definition plasma cutting, waterjet cutting, gas profile cutting and CNC Machining. Operating from a 300,000 sq ft factory, the partnership makes us one of the largest laser cutting operations in the UK’s fabrication and engineering sector.

HTA Group
HTA Group is our Coventry-based manufacturing company specialising in subcontract laser cutting, CNC punching, CNC folding and fabrication. Established in 1973, the company operate from a 95,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art manufacturing facility with an extensive capacity thanks to continuous investments in some of the world’s most advanced machinery.
DNA Metalwork
DNA Metalwork is the new subsidiary of contract manufacturing specialist MTL Advanced, providing metal profiling and sheet metalwork services to a broad range of industries. With 300,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing floor space and 30 acres of private land, DNA Metalwork boast an extensive capacity and can cut up to 25m long x 5m wide.
ATS Tanks

Experts in the fabrication and manufacturing of premium steel bunded fuel tanks. Based in Darwen, Lancashire, and proudly part of the WEC Group, ATS Tanks boasts a team of skilled in-house fabricators with over 40 years of invaluable experience in the industry.