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Flexible Machining Systems, established in 1982, is a AS9100D and BS EN ISO9001 certified supplier for machined precision components.

Flexible Machining Systems is ISO 9001 and AS 9100D accredited

Flexible Machining Systems provide machined precision components, mechanical and electronic assemblies for various sectors within the manufacturing industry.

We are a AS9100D and BS EN ISO9001 certified company who can offer multiple services and processes.

Our services include new product introduction support, small and large coordinate measuring capability and ultrasonic cleaning. Flexible Machining Systems plan and execute customer orders via dedicated sales, engineering, supply chain, production planning and project management teams.

We aim to provide all of our customers with support and solutions when required. Flexible Machining Systems is also supported by our sister company Horsham Sheet Metal.

Horsham Sheet Metal specialise in providing small, medium and large sheet metal and fabricated parts, frames, cabinets and special projects.

Customer Accounts

Flexible Machining Systems' Production/Project Engineers have received formal training in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Production Planning and Project Management methods and techniques.

Rob Dennis

Production/Project Engineer

Rob has been working for Flexible Machining Systems since leaving school and recently completed a HND in Mechanical Engineering (Level 5). Rob has extensive experience managing complex project orders.

Luke Collins

Production/Project Engineer

Luke joined Flexible Machining Systems in 2019 and is playing a leading role managing production and project orders. Luke has also completed a HND in Mechanical Engineering (Level 5).

Management Team

Rob Oakley


Rob Oakley is Chairman and owner of Flexible Machining Systems.

As a true entrepreneur Rob acquired Flexible Machining Systems in 2014, merging it with an existing machining business MES, has established a precision engineering company with a reputation for exceptional quality and service.

Russell Levell

Managing Director

Russell joined the business in 2019 and has over 30 years’ experience in engineering mostly in the oil and gas industry. Russell has an extensive background in operations, continuous improvement and project management.

Russell has over 10 years’ experience working on high value, complex engineering EPC projects for various large organisations (including pumps, generators, power control, filtration and subsea asset integrity measuring equipment). Russell is responsible for the performance and growth of Flexible Machining Systems and Horsham Sheet Metal.

Clive Dennis

Production & Procurement Manager

Clive has been with Flexible Machining Systems since the company started trading in 1982,and brings this experience and expertise to his current role as Production and Procurement Manager.

He controls all purchasing, manufacture, shop loading and logistics to ensure that machined parts are made on time to the highest standards, providing excellence and value for money whether a one-off order, a scheduled call-off, Kanban, JIT or direct line feed.

Andy Howe

Customer Accounts Manager

With over 35 years’ experience in mechanical engineering, Andy began his career as an Apprentice Toolmaker with Ronson Products Ltd, before working as a machinist for engineering companies manufacturing parts for the oil and gas industry.

He subsequently set up his own business, which he ran for 21 years. After selling it in 2009 Andy managed MES, a precision machining business, and the subsequent merger with Flexible Machining Systems.

In his current role as Customer Accounts Manager, he is committed to developing closer relationships with our customers so we can provide them with high quality, reliable machined components to meet their exact requirements.

Lisa Sanders

Accounts and Office Manager

With over 30 years’ experience in accounts and office administration, Lisa worked within the construction and automotive industries before joining Flexible Machining Systems in 2004.

In 2018 Lisa was promoted to Flexible’s Accounts and Office Manager and is responsible for overseeing the administrative and accounts operations of the business, managing and supporting a small team in their day to day duties.

Gary Townsend

Operations Manager

Gary has nearly 50 years’ experience in mechanical engineering within the automotive, electronics and plastics moulding industries.

Gary has an extensive background in quality assurance and having previously been the Flexible Machining Systems Quality Manager, was promoted to manage overall operations in September 2019.

Quality is at the core of the Flexible Machining Systems business model so Gary’s promotion to overseeing operations and projects was a logical move.

Stephen Braddick

Quality Manager

Stephen has over 20 years’ experience with in the electronics, aerospace, oil & gas and automotive industries before joining Flexible Machining Systems in 2019.

In October 2019 Stephen was promoted to Quality Manager and is responsible for the implementation and continued compliance of Flexible Machining Systems Quality Management Systems (QMS) as well as managing and supporting the inspection team in their day to day duties.

Stephen is also qualified in auditing, six-sigma and business improvement techniques (BIT).

Alice Parker

HR Manager

Alice has worked for Flexible Machining Systems since March 2015 when it was previously owned by Mecmesin Ltd. Alice has overall responsibility for all aspects of HR, including recruitment, training & development and employee relations within the company.