John D. Hotchkiss Ltd 01474 853131   Westwell Developments Ltd 01634 726148

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75 years of meeting our customers' engineering needs.
We provide a complete engineering service through a unique combination of workshop-based heavy engineering, in-situ breakdown rapid response, repairs and maintenance worldwide, and the transportation and installation of plant and machinery.

Workshop Machining

Workshop Machining

Expert heavy engineering service from our purpose built 20,000 square foot workshop. High quality services... More...

In-Situ Services

In-Situ Services

Providing in-situ rapid response to breakdowns, maintenance requirements and repairs enable our customers... More...

Breakdown Services

Breakdown Services

Breakdowns are our speciality. Our ability to work 24 hours both on-site and within our workshop facilities... More...

Projects

Projects section

During the 75 years we have been trading, a number of incredible projects have been undertaken and... More...

News

News

Get to know more about The Hotchkiss Group of Companies or any notable newsworthy stories in the Heavy... More...

Industries

Industries

Explore our industry specific services we can offer. Some of our industries include; Power Stations, Recycling... More...

Documents

Documents

Safety and quality accreditations, brochures and a variety of useful documents can be found here... More...

Contact Us

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you! Contact information for our in-situ services, based in Rochester, and our... More...

John D Hotchkiss heavy engineering services include CNC milling and CNC turning, based at our workshops in West Kingsdown. The 20,000 square feet site has a lifting capacity of 60 Tonnes. Our sister company - Westwell Developments - is responsible for in-situ machining activities such as turning, grinding, milling and boring. The Rochester site houses keyway cutting and flange facing machines, as well as the portable rotary lathe invented by the pioneering John D Hotchkiss in1959. Together, the two companies form the Hotchkiss Engineering Group, supplying a complete service for your individual engineering project.

Our traditional client base in the Paper, Cable, Cement, Shipping and Energy industries has recently expanded to include the following:
Renewable energy
Recycling
Energy recovery
Subsea cable
Metal reclamation. 

Our highly skilled and experienced staff pride themselves on their innovative problem- solving capabilities. We have a proven track record of meeting individual customers' needs, within both budget and deadline.

  • Some of our clients
  • Thorpe Park
  • Siemans VAI
  • EMR
  • Arjo Wiggins
  • JDR
  • SITA
  • Cortland