JJ Churchill is a specialist, family-owned precision engineering company. With over 80 years’ experience, JJ Churchill enlists the work of talented engineers to continue the production of bespoke parts and is active in the Aerospace, Defence and Power Generation markets.
JJ Churchill aims to deliver a quality product, actively reduce cost-per-part throughout the supply-chain and machining process and manage supply chains on customers’ behalf.
In the varied markets in which JJ Churchill competes, on-going development of best-practice is demonstrated through the achievement of a number of global, sector-specific and customer certifications and approvals.
‘Trusted to Deliver Excellence’ award
Rolls-Royce, pioneers of cutting-edge technologies that deliver clean, safe and competitive solutions to meet our planet’s vital power needs, has presented JJ Churchill with its valued ‘Trusted to Deliver Excellence’ award in 2019.
The excellence award is a set of standards which blueprints Rolls- Royce’s ongoing commitment to delivering excellence to stakeholders and wider partnerships.
JJ Churchill was presented the award due to its development and delivery of great quality products and the achievement of milestones throughout the year.
The scheme covers key partners and suppliers, demonstrating shared goals on communication, principles of good business practice, benchmarking transparency, integrity and honesty across all aspects of the business.
Investment for six-fold increase in tooling
In 2019, JJ Churchill increased six fold the space for its Tool Room Division. The factory has a range of state-of-the-art and traditional equipment to design and produce from first principles some of the most complex fixtures in a new, purpose-built facility.
Fixtures are a key bottle-neck in the production of many aerospace components. Unlike most other companies in the sector, JJ Churchill has invested heavily in this capability in order to have more control and guarantee quality in this highly technically demanding field.
Expert designers and machinists produce fixtures to an accuracy of 20 micrometres, that’s one fifth the thickness of a standard sheet of paper. This accuracy is needed to ensure the subsequent precision manufacture of specialist engineered components.
The facility has a range of equipment, which was recently enhanced with a 3D printer, enabling the division to slash prototype designs and production from weeks to hours. Other capabilities include CNC mills, lathes and EDM wire erosion. As well as milling and turning, the division also puts each jig through a CMM to control quality, with automated part marking.
This initiative has freed up a lot of space which is now being devoted to the production of aerospace components, including the £70million contract with Rolls Royce announced at last year’s Farnborough Air Show.