Laser Cutting and Laser Profiling in Liverpool and Northwest England UK

Laser Cutting using a 4.4kw Bystronic Byspeed 3015

The Abbey Group offer a precision laser cutting service with a maximum cutting size of 3000mm x 1500mm.
Using state of the art software and machinery the Abbey Group can fulfill your Laser Cutting needs all year round.

The Abbey Group can design, draw and Laser Profile new Components in a very short time frame.
The following materials can be processed on our two state of the art flatbed lasers.

  • Mild steel – 0.5mm up to 25mm
  • Stainless steel – 0.5mm up to 20mm
  • Aluminium – 0.5mm up to 12mm
  • Brass – 0.5mm up to 6mm


Our head office in Knowsley holds an extensive range of stock in all of the materials listed above. Other materials can be sourced on request (please ask a representative for more details) Free issue cutting is also available if you wish to source your own material. Our customised programming software enables rapid and effective processing of components, enabling the very best utilisation of material. We can work with most file formats including DXF, DWG, IGES & .SLD and can also offer a 3D design service if required.

From one off components to contract stock, together with 24 hour callout service, Abbey are your one stop shop for all your engineering requirements.

Based on Knowsley Industrial Park our 40,000 square foot premises have easy access to motorway links and a freight rail terminal.

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New HAAS ST-20 Turning Centre



The Abbey Group has invested in a new Haas ST-20 Turning Centre.  It is the latest Haas high-performance turning centre – designed to provide heavy cutting ability, extreme rigidity and high thermal stability. It has a maximum cutting capacity of 15″ x 20.5″ (381 x 521 mm), with maximum swings of 31.75″ (806 mm) over the front apron and 20.75″ (527 mm) over the cross slide.
The standard 20 hp (14.9 kW) spindle yields 140 ft-lb (190 Nm) of torque at 2000 rpm, and spins to 4000 rpm. The A2-6 spindle nose is equipped with a 8.3″ (210 mm) hydraulic 3-jaw chuck, and a 12-station bolt-on style tool turret is standard.
High productivity options for the ST-20 include a belt-type chip conveyor, hydraulic tailstock, automatic tool probe, live tooling with C axis, automatic parts catcher, high-pressure coolant systems and much more

Accreditation renewals

We have recently renewed our NIC EIC and Gas Safe accreditation,  for information on all our accreditations please see our Quality/Health & Safety pages.

Renewed – May 2013



Our Latest Accreditation – September 2013

Achilles UVDB is the community for the UK utilities industry. It enables the utilities sector to use Achilles’ proven supplier pre-qualification system to manage risk within the supply chain and comply with EU regulations. Launched in 1996, Achilles UVDB is the largest Achilles community that is also used by the airports and ports sector. Achilles UVDB is managed by a Steering Group comprising of utility buyers to drive industry best practice.



New MRP System


The Abbey Group have invested £50,000 into a new MRP system.

Proven British Software – Aventa is business-process software that’s designed for engineers by engineers. Redthorn do not make it for any other industry. Sub-contractors get software that’s undiluted and specific to their requirements.  Aventa has a built-in standard library of links to OEMs.  These standard EDI’s drastically reduce manual data input and remove any element of incorrect input of critical information.  Companies previously entering customer order schedules over a number of days can now load them in minutes.

Aventa is written and developed in Oracle – Oracle is an industry standard, leading edge application development tool. By harnessing the power of Oracle, Aventa is able to offer standard EDI links to manufacturers.  Aventa is everything the industry has been looking for to increase margins, save time and increase profits. Redthorn customers, who supply to industries such as aerospace, automotive, excavation, rail and electrical divisions, depend on Aventa for managing both the internal business process and the logistics of the supply chain.  Redthorn products are designed around the powerful and secure database, Oracle – which offers speed, reliability, security and a user-friendly environment.

Real Time Data Capture – Through real-time data capture the Aventa scheduling software is automatically updated to enable closer control of the manufacturing environment. Using data capture and touch screen technology Aventa users are able to process payroll, manage shift patterns and monitor employee efficiency.  Shopfloor data capture also enables realtime cost analysis of machine and labour utilisation.  Aventa data capture allows the user to record rejects at the point of error and automatiically notifies the relevant personnel and creating the neccessary documentation.  Data capture can be used for single or multiple time allocation against individual jobs and can also allow single time bookings against multiple jobs.  By using data capture the company can monitor, track and cost not only productivity but lost time, machine breakdown, infact any non-productive time booking.