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About Us

For over 40 years Bignall Group have helped inspirational designers, engineers and entrepreneurs create their dreams.

Who are Bignall Group?

We are designers and developers of light engineered products, with a manufacturing facility and multiple product groups. We sell in 20 different countries across multiple industries, with the common thread being that design and innovation is at the core of everything we do.

Also as one of the most competitive machine shops in the UK, for anything from single figures up to 30,000 parts per year, give us a call.

What do we do?

We use our experience to help clients tackle the problems they face. We recognise that every customer is unique. From developing an idea to computer design and full scale CNC manufacture, we can help. Please see Capabilities for more details. 

Who do we work with?

Bignall Group are proud to support some of the world's most innovative companies, from major household names to independent entrepreneurs.


Established in 1976


Family Owned


ISO 9001 Accredited


Quick Turnaround


Export to over 20 countries


Based in Durham (UK)


Highly Skilled


30,000 SQFT Facility

Biomass Heating

Environmentally Friendly 620 Solar Panels & Biomass Heating

Multiple Patented Technologies

Patented Technologies

No Debt / No Borrowing

No Debt / No Borrowing


Lean and Efficient


4 Group Businesses


Award Winning

Target Zero Accidents

Zero Accidents

Stephen Pugh speaking to a local school
Inspiring People

Visions and Values

Our aim at Bignall Group is to reflect our client’s values and culture within our range of services, with a service based on quality, credibility, trust and safety. 

As a business we aim to:

  • Do something good in the community
  • Act with honesty and integrity
  • Promote and grow local employment
  • Promote quality of service

Our People

As a business we are trying to create something special, creating a trusted and creative space for career progression and growth. Through this approach we are trying to create a culture which goes far beyond our reach to benefit society as a whole.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Bignall take great pride in the community. With our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) we endeavour to provide support to local charities, good causes and work with schools and universities to support science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Bignall Group are proud to support UTC South Durham and a number of local charities and organisations.

Bignall Group have been supported by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. The project supported the investment in a new 4 axis CNC milling machine to increase capacity within our workshop, create 3 jobs and also to become globally competitive in our CNC Machining capabilities, re-shoring work to the UK at our manufacturing site in Shildon, UK.

Sectors include:
  • Automotive
  • Energy
  • Construction
  • Agriculture
  • Rail
  • Medical
  • Manufacturing
"Where traditional values and quality combine with cutting-edge technology. Solving customers problems using our core skill as designers, developers and innovators."
John Bignall, Founder