The origins of Salcey Precision Engineering can be traced back to the Second World War when “Salcey Jig and Tool” was in existence. The name “Salcey” comes from the former Royal Hunting Forest (Salcey Forest) that sits beside the small Northamptonshire village of Hartwell. The company originally occupied a shed in the back garden of 12 Forest Road, Hartwell, and some of the existing workforce were still there in 1972 when Mr Howard Smart, the Proprietor, sold the business.
Ken Parfitt, a qualified engineer from Towcester, entered into partnership with Tony Smith to expand the company’s traditional business in the aerospace industry and the company was then renamed “Salcey Precision Engineering Limited”.
Tony Smith eventually left the business and the company grew in size over the years to the point it had three Directors to help the ongoing development of the business.
In 1983, the company moved to a purpose built factory on the outskirts of Hartwell village at ‘Greenfields’ and it now employs around 23 staff. It has a firm belief in technological development and investment to keep ahead. By being quality led it to become the first company in Northamptonshire to achieve BS 5750 approval, now BS EN ISO9001 : 2015.
Ken retired in 2006 and passed the reins onto his son-in-law Richard Alcock who is the current Managing Director.
Salcey Precision Engineering now stands as one of the largest sub-contract engineering companies in the county, and is now heavily involved in the manufacture of components for the Motorsport and Medical industry as well as its traditional Aerospace work.
Salcey Precision see’s its future in delivering complex machined parts quickly for demanding customers who require a high standard of quality.