Flexible Machining Systems, established in 1982, is a AS9100D and BS EN ISO9001 certified supplier for machined precision components.
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.
What our customers say about us...
Komori Currency Technology has been working closely with FMS Ltd for many years and they are a great team to be working with. Recent project successes give us great confidence that FMS can plan and execute large and complex orders on time and to our customer's specification.
Working with us
Our broad capabilities, attention to detail and project management skills make us the first choice for many global companies, who repeatedly use us for everything from high volume components and one-off precision-engineered parts, to complex mechanical and electrical assemblies or fabricated enclosures.
Comprehensive services on one site
At our premises in West Sussex, we provide a full range of design engineering support, CNC precision parts, sheet metal laser cutting, fabrication, assembly, inspection and project management services.
Mechanical and electrical
Our qualified mechanical and electrical engineers can provide the necessary support to ensure assembly techniques and processes are all part of the service.
New plant for improved delivery times
We have invested in new automated plant for both our manufacturing and sheet metal fabrication services and are expanding our factory units to deliver your projects on time, every time; or, where possible, ahead of time.
Any orders or projects are shipped directly to our global customers or end-user destination.
We offer 'lights-out' 24/7 operation for high-volume machining, getting your order processed faster. We also hold stock and run Kanban systems to support order replenishment.
Quality assured production
We are certified to both AS9100D (aviation, space and defence) and BS EN ISO 9001 standards.
Our coordinate measuring machines (CMM) can provide full inspect of every part where required.
Quality and precision
From our West Sussex facility in the UK we supply machined components and assembly, to industries where performance and quality are safety critical.
All components and services are delivered to your precise requirements, in accordance with our AS9100D and BS EN ISO9001 certifications.
Flexible Machining Systems' Production/Project Engineers have received formal training in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Production Planning and Project Management methods and techniques.
Rob DennisProduction/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 CollinsProduction/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).
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 LevellManaging 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 DennisProduction & 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 HoweCustomer 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 SandersAccounts 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 TownsendOperations 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.