Introducing AKP Precision Engineering

We help great businesses make great products.

With over 30 years’ experience in the precision engineering industry, we pride ourselves on delivering a friendly, first class machining service to a variety of sectors including the aerospace, automotive, defence, marine, medical, oil and gas and subsea industries.

Our vision

To become a first choice partner to the best product manufacturers in the world, operating a group of businesses in purpose built facilities that house the latest in state-of-the-art machinery.

We will create a place of work that attracts the very best talent through offering great careers, whilst leaving a legacy of social and environmental responsibility.

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Our Core Team

Wayne Read – Managing Director

Wayne started his career as an apprentice machinist over 30 years ago. He progressed to various senior management positions over the years and was responsible for servicing some of the UK’s largest blue-chip companies.

Together with his reputation locally, his wealth of experience and knowledge within the sub-contract manufacturing industry, Wayne took a leap of faith and set up his own family business back in 2002. As the business evolved over the years, AKP now has a great team of employees, but Wayne still maintains a hands-on approach in the business.

When not at work he is usually to be found on the water indulging in his passion for messing about in boats!

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Alumni

Tracy Read – Director

After working in various senior management positions within both retail and the local council, Tracy joined Wayne with setting up the family business back in 2002.

Since then, Tracy has become an integral part of the company and takes a very hands-on approach in all aspects of the business. Tracy’s experience combined with her ability to multi-task and tackle any situation has enabled her to help in all areas of the company including shipping, packing and she has even been known to operate the CNC machines where appropriate!

Tracy enjoys boating and likes nothing more than being out on the Norfolk broads – or further afield when holidays permit.

Toni Smith – Operations Manager

Having worked in a variety of jobs in the past – including working as a nanny, bookkeeper, freight forwarder and even 15 years within the entertainment industry – Toni found her place working alongside Wayne and Tracy.

After 14 years as Office Manager, Toni has gained a wealth of knowledge in the engineering industry and she ensures the business moves forward at a steady and organised pace. Thanks to her attention to detail, excellent organisation skills and ability to multi-task, Toni has made the office the heart of the company!

Married with two grown up sons and having just become a grandparent, Toni’s weekends are spent enjoying time with her family and her Lakeland terrier, Rubie, who is a frequent visitor to the AKP office!

Our Accreditations, Approvals and Memberships

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