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Key Plant Automation successfully provides a one stop, turnkey solution for project work, special purpose machines and custom built systems directly as the “manufacturer”.

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Special purpose machines

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Steel fabrication project work for the defence sector

Project work

Large or small, we’ve got you covered.

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Automated turnkey system for the oil and gas sector

Turnkey solutions

Automated turnkey systems engineered to your needs.

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innovative special purpose machine for elliptical welding


We develop groundbreaking solutions.

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Offering innovative solutions that allow you to increase your production to levels you never thought possible.

Special purpose machines form an innovative turnkey solution for the nuclear industry

Why choose Key Plant Automation?

Providing our expertise in weld automation, material handling and precision engineering to blue-chip companies all over the world. Key Plant Automation design, manufacture and install innovative special purpose machines and custom built systems for a wide and diverse range of industries. From high-precision medical equipment manufacturers, to government-led critical-path projects – Key Plant Automation play a ‘key’ role in helping enhance your manufacturing process, whilst also offering, great return on investment opportunities.

We thrive on developing engineering solutions that take our customers productivity to levels they didn’t believe were achievable. As the only company in the world to achieve the UL Factory Automation accreditation, we deliver to highly specific markets.

Innovative engineering solutions for a world class customer base.

As a global leader, we have developed an extensive portfolio of successful project work, special purpose machines & custom built systems, throughout the world. Arrange a visit today and find out more about our countless success stories, and how we can help your business.

Key Plant special purpose machines and custom built systems

A solution finder

Our project teams work closely with you to assess and understand the needs and expectations of your project. We then develop and engineer the ideal special purpose machine / custom built system to meet your demands.

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Proven success

Backed by our fully fledged in-house design and manufacturing capabilities, Key Plant special purpose machines and custom built systems are proven to maximise customer throughput, increase efficiency, and most importantly safety.

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A trusted provider

Trusted by government led contractors, we oversee critical path projects that involve security-sensitive equipment and engineering solutions. Our teams are security cleared to work within a range of classified environments.

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All aspects of project work

From fabricated steel access towers, to fully automated high-precision systems; We undertake all aspects of project work and cover a wide and diverse range of industries.

The UL Accreditation for Factory Automation Equipment

A global leader

We are the first and only company in the world to achieve the UL/CSA accreditation for Factory Automation Equipment, allowing us to deliver to highly specific markets.

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Beyond the finish line

Our network of engineers are at hand to keep your machines and production running. We provide complete installation, commissioning, servicing and after sales support for machines and systems on customer sites. We can also provide remote software support for fault diagnosis.

The only major UK manufacturer of our kind.

We supply major global companies as a tier 1 supplier due to the fact that Key Plant has total control of production throughout our 12 stages.

We design special purpose machines

1. Design stage

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2. Steel Cutting

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3. Fabrication

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4. Welding

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5. Machining

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6. Steel Preparation

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7. Painting

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8. Assembly

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9. Electrics

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10. Testing

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11. On-Site Customer Commissioning

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12. Another Happy Customer

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