Butterley Engineering

Engineering excellence since 1790

The origins of Butterley Engineering can be traced back to the 18th century. It was established by Benjamin Outram, an English civil engineer, in 1790. The company played a significant role in the Industrial Revolution and was involved in various engineering and manufacturing activities.

Butterley Engineering was known for its involvement in the production of iron and steel products, including railway materials, bridges, and structural components. The company contributed to the development of infrastructure during the rapid industrialization of the 19th century.

The Butterley Company became a well-known name in the engineering and manufacturing sector and was acquired by Clarke Chapman in 2009.

Photo: The Spinnaker Observation Tower, Portsmouth, England

Principle Activities

Bridges and Structures: Butterley supplied complex static bridges, multi disciplined opening bridges, Roll-on Roll-off facilities, and specialist engineered products for the construction industry.  One of the company’s prestige projects was the Falkirk Wheel, a boatlift at Falkirk, Scotland to reconnect the Forth & Clyde Canal and the Union Canal in place of a derelict flight of 11 locks.
Butterley were also involved in the Spinnaker Observation Tower project in Portsmouth, England, supplying the fabricated steelwork.

Cranes and Machines: The company were engaged in producing steel works cranes worldwide, high integrity cranes for the nuclear industry, dock side cranes and special purpose equipment such as transfer bogies and equipment for coil handling and rolled products.

Railway Industry: One of Butterley’s notable achievements was its contribution to the railway industry. It manufactured railway tracks, bridges, and other components that were crucial for the expansion of the railway network in the UK and beyond.

Photo: The Falkirk Wheel, Falkirk, Scotland

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