ATC, Precision products for life critical applications since 1951.

Precision products for life critical applications since 1951

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History

ATC Limited was founded in Kingston in 1951 by Mr. E. G. Lord, initially designing and supplying tooling packages to automatic lathe users. The company progressed to become a well respected supplier of precision components and assemblies to IBM, NCR, ICL and Timex.

Over the years ATC has supplied its precision engineering services to many kinds of industries including aerospace and medical.

ATC specialise in machining difficult materials and titanium is the major material used on site. High accuracy medical devices for the orthopaedic, neuroscience, cardiac, prosthetic limb and dental industries form the majority of the output.

The company is one of the largest contract medical device manufacturers in the UK and Ireland along with being an FDA registered supplier into the USA.

ATC not only has extensive experience working with titanium but also implant grade (316LVM) stainless steel, cobalt chrome, plastic, peek, aluminium and instrument grade (17-4PH) stainless steel.


2010s

2015

Refurbishment and increase in capacity of electro-polishing for the orthopaedic industry

Investment in drag finishing to speed throughput and increase consistency of products requiring a super-precision cosmetic finish

2014

Significant investment in Laser measurement capacity for measuring components in process and supplying results to customers

Investment in 5 axis capability.

2013

Investment in new Tornos sliding head (Swiss Turn) capacity to provide the most accurate and quick deep drilling capability for ablation components for the treatment of oncology patients

2012

Products now shipped on a monthly basis to the USA, Germany, Switzerland and India. Long term agreement extended with major US customer and others in process.

2011

Perfected the complete manufacture of high accuracy neuroscience implants featuring minimum concentricity tolerance through holes to 1.5mm diameter over 200 mm in length. High accuracy deep drilling of small holes for medical device applications is an ATC specialisation.


2000s

2009

Signed first long term agreement with a major US customer for supply of a range of trauma implants.

2008

Moved to state-of-the-art modern manufacturing facility near London Gatwick Airport.

ATC manufacturing facility

2001

Approved to supply sterile implants on a ship to stock basis. U.S medical customer performance ratings consistently in excess of 95%.

2000

Phase 1 of building project complete.  Exports now represent 85% of turnover.


1990s

1999

Medical device and orthopaedics account for 85% of turnover. Phase 1 of buildings refurbishment project commenced.

1998

Supplying orthopaedic implants across Europe and the USA.

1997

Registered to EN 46002 & ISO 13488.

1994

Registered to ISO 9001 – internationally registered with FDA quality standards.


1980s

1989

Diversified customer base, moving into medical, bearing, electronic, instrumentation and commercial industries.

1985

Invested into first CNC Machine Tools.


1970s

1975

Extended manufacturing site by 20,000 sq. ft. Majority of output is defence based.


1960s

1964

Approved by MOD to supply defence industry.

1961

Moved to purpose built factory on Holmethorpe Industrial Estate in Redhill.


1950s

1951

ATC Limited was founded in Kingston in 1951 by Mr. E. G. Lord, initially designing and supplying tooling packages to Automatics machine users, the company progressed to become a well respected supplier of precision components and assemblies to IBM, NCR, ICL and Timex.

ATC have clients all over the world