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A centre of excellence for engineering services

With unrivalled workshop facilities located across the North-West of the UK, RJW Engineering is a well-established business, built on tradition but firmly focused on engineering services of the future.

Built on tradition... focused on the future

RJW Engineering can trace its roots back to 1946, to the original engineering company called Rewinds. In those days, the core business was ship repairs. By the 1960’s the business had refocused from shipping to land-based industrial repairs. A series of pioneering moves followed, including acquisitions and diversifications. Today RJW Engineering is one the largest and most respected independently owned engineering services companies in the UK.

'Rewinds' is founded by J.I. Windsor. The core business was ship repairs.

Wallasey works open, specialising in dynamic balancing & batch winding of electric motors.

Following a compulsory purchase order of its old site, RJW moves to its current site in Liverpool

RJW purchases land adjacent to its Liverpool site. A new building was developed and became a fabrication shop accommodating large machinery.

RJW becomes one of the first companies of its type to get BS5750 (now ISO9000)

RJW opens its Permanent Magnet (PM) Department, for servo motors and industrial electronics repair

RJW acquires CH Rewinds and George Platt, creating a site presence in Manchester

RJW establishes Reliability Department focusing on data-driven digital maintenance, and becomes a 21st century engineering business

Our strategic approach

We invest time, energy and resources understanding our customers’ individual needs and helping them to find optimum solutions to their engineering challenges. Our collaborative approach takes a holistic whole site view and is focused on delivering strategic engineering services that significantly reduce downtime, improve productivity and drive efficiencies. We’re proud to enjoy long-standing partnerships with some of the UK’s most reputable industrial organisations.

Our guiding principles

Our customers and supply chain partners have helped us to develop a set of principles that guide how we work and make working with us a great experience: We embrace change because we believe it moves us forwards. We go the extra mile, whatever it takes. We’re approachable experts, who know what we’re doing and love what we do. We are one team – great things happen when we work together.

  • “RJW is a very impressive set-up. It’s proper engineering with a good workshop and excellent machining facilities. Their flexibility and out-of-hours cover is very good too.”

    Chief Electrical Engineer
    Global Manufacturer and Distributor of Wood Based Panels
  • “There are lots of companies out there who pretend to do things and lots of companies who can definitely do things. RJW can deliver. I’ve been really impressed with them.”

    Head of Engineering
    Major UK Port Group
  • “RJW gives us more options because they have big equipment that other companies don’t, and we can rely on them. They are always there, and they remove the stress for me.”

    Lead Mechanical Engineer
    Worldwide Leader in Insulation Solutions

Meet some of our team

  • 11Lee Windsor
    Lee Windsor

    Lee is responsible for developing our business. He seeks new partnerships and visionary solutions to ensure RJW maintains its reputation as an exemplar of engineering best practice. With RJW since 1991.

    I enjoy playing golf, family time and supporting Liverpool!

  • 11Paul Challoner
    Paul Challoner
    Electrical Services Manager

    Paul manages our electrical department team who carry out 24/7 repairs to rotating electrical machinery. He enjoys finding solutions to different challenges and minimising downtime for our customers. With RJW since 1989.

    I enjoy family time, working out in the gym, and socialising.

  • 11Mark Swayne
    Mark Swayne
    Group Electrical Manager

    Mark manages our electronics division, a small team specialising in electronic repair solutions, site control, automation and upgrades. He’s a highly experienced, degree educated electronics engineer. With RJW since1994.

    I enjoy reading, digital photography and processing, and socialising with friends.

  • 11Mark Lavelle
    Mark Lavelle
    Mechanical Services Manager

    Mark manages our busy 24/7 emergency breakdown mechanical workshop, repairing and manufacturing anything that comes in through the door! He loves learning new skills every day. With RJW since 1994.

    I enjoy walking my dog, socialising, and motorbikes.

  • 11Gary Minion
    Gary Minion
    Works Manager

    Gary manages our busy electrical & mechanical workshops. He also quotes jobs and ensures all work leaving RJW is high quality and on time. Over 42 years’ experience and with RJW since 2016.

    I enjoy playing golf and watching football.

  • 11Tim Wilkinson
    Tim Wilkinson
    Reliability Manager

    Tim leads our reliability site team and manages our balancing workshop. Technically astute in reliability core skills, he enjoys helping customers reduce downtime through predictive maintenance strategies.

    I enjoy clay pigeon shooting and I’m a member of an amateur rally car service team.

  • 11Bernard Darlington
    Bernard Darlington
    Managing Director

    Bernard leads RJW. He’s committed to creating an environment that enables our talented team of engineers to deliver world class solutions. With an impressive track record, he’s a mechanical engineer driven by process improvement, business transformation & innovation. With RJW for 3 years.

    I enjoy cycling, videography, carpentry, and spoiling my grandchildren.

  • 11Samantha Roberts
    Samantha Roberts
    General Office Manager / Credit Controller

    Sam is responsible for the smooth running of our office, along with general admin and accounting tasks. She joined RJW straight from school and has been with us for 35 years.

    I enjoy red wine, gin, Tough Mudder events, gym classes, and socialising with my husband.