Our History


generation of family leadership

Highly skilled and knowledgeable industry experts



In-house welding procedures

Extensive workshops spanning over


Francis Brown was formed in 1903 and is recognised as a global leader in the supply of fabrication and engineering services to the Renewables, Chemical, Oil and Gas, Rail, Nuclear, Power and Construction markets.

As a family run business – now in its fourth iteration of family leadership – we are known across the world as a leading and independent supplier of complete turnkey engineering solutions that are cost effective, highly compliant and made safely.

Our team comprises over 100 highly skilled and knowledgeable industry experts operating from three workshops and an office base at our headquarters in Stockton. We pride ourselves on our world class team ranging from platers, welders and fitters right through to machinists and engineers.

The company’s core values are at the heart of everything that we do at Francis Brown and these are instilled with all employees throughout the business. Our upmost commitment as a team is to maintain integrity as a company, ensuring the highest safety and quality management standards are implemented and consistently adhered to, whilst also integrating environmental considerations.

Our Team

Dedicated to delivering first class solutions

Our Facilities

4,500m² warehouse and workshop space

State of the art control and planning software

Clean rooms that ensure effective material segregation

Internal cranage system capable of supporting up to 50Te

In-house machinery including saws, guillotines, plate rolls and CNC press brakes

With a global reputation for having one of the industry’s most advanced manufacturing plants, Francis Brown has the capability to deliver the largest fabrication and engineering projects from bespoke products to multiple, repeat components.

These provide the business with the capability to assemble even the most technically intricate of units through to some of the industry’s largest modules and, with unique cutting-edge technology including Faro 3D lazer measuring, Francis Brown offers a globally unrivalled range of fabrication and engineering solutions.

Combine these facilities with the management of third party inspection, accreditations and compliance and the Francis Brown business provides best in class services unequalled in its sector.

Throughout the four generations of leadership at Francis Brown our ethos has very much remained the same – and will continue to do so – with health and safety being at the forefront of everything that we do.

We are fully committed to having the highest standards in health and safety, environment and quality management, and as such, we ensure this is firmly integrated into the culture at Francis Brown.

We are very proactive in engaging all of our employees to play their role in QHSE standards, enabling us to continually optimise our standards.

Monitoring and reviewing processes form an integral part of the company and through safe and efficient working practices, supported by good management, effective leadership, as well as continuous training and performance monitoring, we are confident that the service provided by every member of staff is at the top of its game.


Health and safety is at the forefront of everything we do


We take into consideration the environment at all points of our service delivery

Francis Brown strives to minimise waste and pollution to reduce long-term costs, whilst prioritising the impact of the company's activities on both the local and wider communities. We will always take into consideration the environmental impact on transportation of raw materials, use of energy, distribution of finished product and discharge of emissions and wastes to ensure the most environmentally friendly processes are adopted.

We comply with all statutory regulations and continue to evolve our practices within day to day operations to become more efficient and environmentally aware. We ensure full regard is given to the environment and take into account the view of all parties whose interests may be affected.

We ensure that our environmental policy is effectively communicated and adhered to by all employees.