Chelburn Precision was established in 1982 by the current Chairman Roger Travis.

From our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Rochdale we have been continually investing in the latest technology operated by the best multi-skilled engineers to deliver a complete solution for customers looking for the highest quality components.

Our History

Our history

We began with eight staff members and five machine tools, occupying a single unit on the Transpennine Trading Estate in Rochdale.

Supported by ongoing investment in plant and the skills of our team we have achieved our aim in becoming the number one machine subcontractor to our customers.

We now employ over thirty people over a site of 28,000 square feet. Of our original team of eight, three continue to be a part of the Chelburn team.

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Our People

Roger Travis – Chairman

With a background in large CNC machining and fabrication, and an entrepreneurial vision, Roger founded Chelburn Precision in 1982. He was our MD before becoming Chairman in 2009.

Neil Travis – Managing Director

Neil joined Chelburn Precision in 1994, becoming MD in 2006. He is vital to our success in delivering creative, customer-specific solutions. He is responsible for all strategic aspects of the business.

Stephen Pickles – Operations Director

Stephen started as an apprentice at Chelburn in 1982 and became Operations Director in 2002. His technical experience and understanding play a key role in our production processes. He is responsible for our Quality Policy and initiated our registration to ISO 9001:2008 which we achieved in 1989.


Michael Horsfall – Production Director

Like many of the Chelburn team, Michael began working for the business as a young apprentice. He joined Chelburn in 1987 and became Production Director in 2013. His CAD-CAM expertise and programming skills support the team in achieving project success.

Andrew Bower – Financial Controller

Andrew has over 15 years’ experience as an accountant, and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2004. He has worked at Chelburn for 11 years and is essential to the financial monitoring and control of the business. He is Company Secretary and is responsible for the Company’s Health and Safety and Environmental policies.