Keeping generations flying since 1938
Broadway Group traces its roots to 1938 and has played a key role in many of the world’s most important aerospace programmes.
Broadway Engineering was established in 1938 by Joseph Gillespie Mckenzie, Great Grandfather of current Group MD Seb Greene. During the wartime period Broadway produced an estimated 6.5 million components to support the war effort, with parts used in aircraft as well as in torpedoes, bailey bridges and mulberry harbours.
Following the war, Broadway Engineering built on it’s reputation for technical expertise, growing rapidly with key roles on programmes including RB199 for the Tornado aircraft, Adour for the Hawk fast jet trainer and Olympus for the Vulcan Bomber and Concorde.
Broadway Engineering acquired Nash Bros, significantly expanding its footprint in Bristol and adding heat treatment and NDT capability.
Broadway Engineering continued to grow with key acquisitions in the midlands. The acquisition of J.S. Cantrills added a site in Malvern that specialised in complex rotating parts and the machining of castings, with P&S Tools, with large complex machining capability, being acquired two years later. In 2016 both businesses were merged into the Malvern site, which was subsequently purchased outright, securing the long-term future for a key part of the aero-engine supply chain.
In 2021 Broadway Engineering acquired the assets of Avon Valley Precision Engineering and Redcliffe Precision, two Bristol-based aerospace machining businesses that specialised in supporting production and aftermarket customers in the Airbus supply chain. Both companies were merged into a single site and re-launched as AVPE Systems as part of an ambitious restructuring.
Broadway Group was launched in 2022 to create a home for Broadway Engineering and AVPE Systems, as well as a strong platform for future expansion. The Group structure will allow the business to better support customers on major programmes, making use of our scale and breadth of capabilities to offer solutions and drive growth.