Our Services

No matter where you are in the world, we offer a full production service for bespoke test machines. This includes consultancy, design work, manufacturing, project management, delivery, installation, commissioning and training complete with competency certification.

 

As well as building new machines, we also carry out upgrades to existing AJT and non-AJT manufactured machines. This could include adding data logging software, PC control software, interlocked safety guarding and full safety systems, hydraulic upgrades, test fixtures and adaptors, and the general modernisation of old machines.

 

Tailored calibration, servicing and maintenance contracts can be included with any test machine purchase.

Alongside our own brand of Wireless Accuway™ Loadlinks that range from 1 to 500 Tonnes, we can source most makes and models of tension load links, compressive load cells, crane scales and other weighing devices.

 

We are an Official Crosby Straightpoint distributor, meaning you can purchase Straightpoint products from us at no extra cost.

Mobcal – send in your portable equipment to the AJT workshop for calibration or repair. We work with most makes and models of tensile load links, compressive load cells, and crane scales.

 

Onsite – we travel internationally to customers’ sites to calibrate, repair and service most types of force test machinery.

History

AJT Equipment is a family owned British company that was established over 70 years ago with the mission to design, develop and build Test Machines to serve the local chain making industry in the Black Country.

 

Over the years as our mission has evolved and expanded, the company has embraced new ideas and invested heavily in research and development to meet the changing needs of our customers. Taking this approach has allowed us to continually exceed expectations, both by strengthening our capabilities with existing applications, and by widening our product range to include more equipment and services.

 

With our team’s combined experience, we offer unrivalled expertise in the load testing industry. Our proficiency, capability and dedication have seen us become internationally recognised for the quality and precision of our machines, which are now used regularly all over the globe.

Meet the Team

Ian Gordon

Managing Director

Ian has been with AJT since 1985 when he enrolled on the 5 year youth training scheme and continued to work his way up through various departments. Following his father's footsteps, he has been Managing Director since 2010, and was the CEO of AJT USA from 2008-2014. Ian's main focus is working on machine designs, proposals, consultations and builds.

Julie Gordon

Company Secretary

Julie's career with AJT started in 1999 when she joined as Office Administrator. She played a significant part in shaping the business into the success that it is today, most importantly by leading the growth into international trade. Julie has travelled the globe on behalf of AJT and is now settled as Company Secretary.

Phil Hill

Design & Calibration Manager

Phil joined the AJT family in 2004 as a Fabricator Machinist, and has since worked in various roles including Workshop Supervisor, Design Engineer, and Production Manager. His is the friendly face our customers know the most as he travels thousands of miles a year to carry out Onsite Calibrations. When he's not out on the road, he'll be on CAD designing test machines.

Rachel Morgan

Office Manager

Rachel started at AJT in March 2017 and has 30 years of experience in all round office management, accounts and planning. Having been promoted from Accounts Assistant to Office Manager, Rachel oversees the company accounts, load cell sales and calibrations done in-house at our workshop.

Nigel Gordon

Calibration Engineer

Nigel’s AJT journey began in 2020 when he needed a new career direction from years in the hospitality industry. After successfully completing his training, Nigel is now the lead engineer for load cell calibrations at our in-house workshop.

Emily Cox

Operations Manager

Emily became part of the team in 2021 after returning home following a 7 year stint in London. With a degree in Events Management and experience in managing commercial refurbishment projects, Emily oversees Onsite Calibrations, Test Machine Projects, and the company’s HSQMS.

Joe Hill

Calibration Engineer

Following in his dad Phil’s footsteps, Joe started with us in the summer of 2022 and is trained in both Load Cell and Test Machine Calibration and Repair.

Vasiliki Kafourou

Business Development Manager

Vasiliki joined AJT in September 2023 with a wealth of experience in Business Development. Her research and ideas for growth aim to improve all aspects of the company and see it thrive. She is also a certified Reiki practitioner!

Company Values

Quality

We aim to exceed customers’ expectations and we take pride in our commitment in the quality of everything we do.

Innovation & Development

We strive to help our customers achieve their goals through constant improvement of staff development and operational efficiency.

Integrity

We build trust through responsible actions and honest relationships.

Causes We Support

AJT are proud supporters of LooseHeadz Foundation and their campaign to #TackleTheStigma.

The facts

LooseHeadz mission is to place a mental health lead at every rugby club in the world, and further develop their toolkit which includes a 24/7 text support service, wellbeing check-in platform, talking groups, CPD UK accredited mental health training, signposting content, exclusive co-branded stash, the roll out of their new social rugby project, and several as yet unannounced additions. 

Accreditations