Crusher Gearbox
Stage inspection of a large Pump Housing
Machining grooves in a Winch Drum
Final machining of a Crusher Gearcase


Our Machine Shop at J P Forrest & Son specialises in horizontal boring of small and medium size components up to 20 tonnes single piece weight. Dependent on the quantity, size and complexity of the job, we can provide manual or CNC horizontal boring services on either our conventional manual borers, or on the latest 5-axis, fully contouring CNC control machines.

J P Forrest & Son is of course a 'one-stop shop' for machined fabrications but we are also happy to supply manual or CNC machining services to your free issue materials whether they are fabrications, castings or forgings in single items or small batch quantities.

Our Facilities

Advanced Manufacturing Facilities

Our advanced manufacturing facilities include seven Horizontal Borers working on two shifts, four of which are fitted with Heidenhain CNC Controls, either the well-established 426 or the very latest digital iTNC 530. These machines have a range of table size to accommodate a wide variety of jobs. Table sizes range from 900 x 700 to an impressive 3300 x 2000. We also have lathes that can swing up to 930 diameter x 3000 between centres, milling machines and radial drills.

Production Control

Our Epicor ERP System schedules and monitors all machine, employee and purchasing activities to ensure that products are delivered on time and bottle necks avoided wherever possible.
Scharmann FB100 5 Axis CNC Horizontal Borer