The Ford Engineering Group are award-winning, family owned company specialising in the high precision machining and pressing of parts and sub assemblies for the aerospace, industrial, and other high-technology sectors.

Ford is, and always has been, here for people. ​For the people of South Tyneside, the North East, the UK and everyone in our global community;  we build the best quality parts that keep the worlds moving vehicles and machinery safe.​

Our parts help to save lives. We keep the worlds most popular coast guard helicopter reliable in times of peril, vehicles using our components are used in evacuating people from conflict areas when reliability is key and we manufacture and supply essential parts for construction vehicles used for building homes and hospitals.​

Every part we make goes on a moving mechanical assembly and whether our clients are manufacturing aircraft or automobiles, rolling stock or wind turbines, with Ford you can be confident that you are getting exactly what you need to ensure your equipment is reliable, resilient and safe.

About The Ford Engineering Group

Our Mission Statement

To keep people around the world moving safely

Our Core Values

  • Customer Focus
  • Openness
  • Reliability
  • Excellence

Meet the Leadership Team

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Chris Ford

Managing Director

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Iain Oates

Director

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Karl Dambers

Operations Manager

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Lee Green

Quality Manager

Because we care

Educating our people and our local area. Here at The Ford Engineering Group, we take pride in our corporate responsibility, and we regularly partake in activities which we feel will benefit Tyneside. We believe in building strong relationships and inspiring and challenging employees at all levels, so they can deliver what our business needs now and in the future.

With a strong family heritage, we believe we have a responsibility to nurture and educate our existing staff as well as create opportunities for the future of Ford. Because of this, we have developed several internal initiatives including the Robert Ford Memorial Prize and Ford Engineering Academy. We also have a major commitment to apprenticeships and work experience – school visits are always welcome.

The Ford Engineering Group are proud members of the South Tyneside Workplace Health Alliance and Advanced Manufacturing Forum.

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We Support Worthwhile Causes

Working together to help projects we are passionate about. As a group at Ford Engineering, we believe it is important to support worthwhile causes in the community as well as national and international organisations.

Whether this involves organising charity events or promoting fundraising efforts, we work extremely hard to make sure that we generate awareness and support to companies that will benefit from our help. So much so, we have introduced our very own Ford Charities Health & Wellbeing Committee. The committee oversees our charitable efforts on a regular basis and develops new fundraising ideas as well as providing health and wellbeing advice for our employees and their families.

Charities and Organisations we have supported over the years are listed below.


We Have Supported

  • Age Concern
  • Age UK
  • British Heart Foundation
  • Butterwick Hospice
  • Cancer Connections
  • Cancer Research Race for Life
  • Charlie Cookson Foundation
  • Children In Need
  • Children's Heart Unit - Freeman Hospital
  • Clic Sargeant
  • Coping With Cancer - North East
  • Cyrenians
  • Daft As A Brush - Cancer Patient Care
  • Disability North - Abseil
  • Epinay School
  • Freeman Hospital
  • Great North Air Ambulance
  • Guide Dogs For The Blind
  • Hebburn School
  • Hebburn Town Juniors FC
  • Ican
  • Jack Health Club
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Meningitis UK
  • Newcastle Healthcare Charity
  • QE Breast Screening
  • Rainbow Trust
  • Red Cross
  • RVI Hospital
  • Sir Bobby Robson Foundation
  • South Tyneside Citizens Advice Bureau
  • South Tyneside Womens Aid
  • South Tyneside Womens Refuge
  • Special Olympics Sunderland
  • St Clare's Hospice
  • St Oswald's Hospice
  • St Simon's Community Project
  • Stroke Association
  • Teenage Cancer Trust
  • The Eve Appeal
  • Together For Short Lives
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Get in touch

+44 (0) 191 454 0141 contactus@ford-engineering.com