Orbital Fabrications Celebrates 30 Years

Orbital Fabrications Celebrates 30 Years

Orbital Fabrications is celebrating its 30th anniversary.Orbital Logo 30

Since its inception in 1988 Orbital Fabrications has become one of the UK’s leading welding companies offering specialised orbital welding and high-tech fabrication to a variety of clients within the pharmaceutical, aerospace, chemical, semiconductor and allied industries, worldwide.

Ian Pearson, Chairman of Orbital Fabrications Ltd comments “as a business we take great pride in developing new designs and delivering innovative engineering solutions, utilising the latest technology and implementing state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques that will ensure our respected position within the industry. We are excited about the future and the forecast of growth for Orbital and we welcome the opportunity to create more jobs in the South West.”

Now employing a total of 55 staff, Orbital Fabrications aims to maintain future sustainable growth and expansion and has recently invested £120,000 in expanding its facility by adding an additional 3,500 sq. ft. This has resulted in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and expansion of the project build area and machine shop.  Another recent investment of £95,000 in a computer controlled precision welding system permits wire feed and lathe welding, and positions Orbital Fabrications at the forefront of technology.

Employee development is another key area of investment at Orbital. A new apprenticeship scheme is currently underway with 2 apprentices in situ and more planned for the future. In addition to the 7 new staff members who joined the experienced Orbital team this year, they plan to recruit more people this year.

Exciting times lie ahead for Orbital Fabrications Ltd!

Orbital Brochure

Left: Our new brochure published in 2018 Right: Our first brochure from the 1990s!

Orbital Fabrications - Established in 1988