About the Shearline Group

Established in 1973, the Shearline Group has evolved through decades to become a true centre of manufacturing excellence. A partner recognising and focusing entirely on the individual requirements of its customers. Shearline has constantly adapted and diversified to keep at the forefront of its industry. Now in a world-class facility in Ely the precision engineering and manufacturing company began its life – as is traditional for Cambridge University Spinouts – in a shed and its entrepreneurial spirit is still alive and well.

Shearline occupies a 95,000 sq ft over two sites. It provides bespoke manufacturing for technology-based companies, offering a Total Manufacturing Solution – from design for manufacturing, prototyping and first batch production through to full-scale manufacture of electromechanical assemblies, packaging and shipping.

We operate to ISO 9001:2008, AS9100 and ISO 14001 and are currently working towards SC21 accreditation.

Shearline has always worked closely with R&D departments and other university spinouts developing the skills and investing in the precision equipment and technologies that they require; many of these remain customers thirty years on.

Shearline projects cover anything from intricate scientific equipment and industrial ink-jet printers to aerospace assemblies and remote weapon controls for the defence industry.

Core to the business is its staff and the company has been running an extensive apprenticeship scheme for 15 years providing intelligent, keen young people with valuable on-the-job training in various departments allowing a good skill base for the future. More than a quarter of Shearline’s current employees have come through the company’s apprenticeship scheme.