NIS has been located at Chorley since 1983 and developed its premises over time to accommodate the markets continuously changing requirements.

The premises are situated between two major motorways the M6 and M61 which provide easy access from North and South.


The NIS premises provide a 3500m² production workshop for the manufacturing, testing and development of special purpose plant and equipment for high technology industries. There are three overhead cranes that span the workshop floor with a hoist height of 5.4 metres; 2 with a SWL of 10 tonnes each, and 1 with 12 tonnes SWL.

A separate 750m², 17m tall high bay, serviced by a 10 tonne crane with an under the hook height of 14.5 metres was constructed in 1997 adjoining the main workshop. This allows the construction, testing and development of large projects away from the main workshop.

An additional manufacturing bay facility opened in 2011 extends the capacity of the existing workshop even further, providing an extra 600m2 of space. The building also includes a new crane capable of lifting loads up to 20 tonnes and with a clearance of 9.5 metres, which allows NIS to handle larger projects more comfortably and without the need to hire a mobile crane in many cases. The two bays can also be used to house test and simulation rigs for research and development projects.

In addition to the high bays we have a 65m², 20m tall test tower, with a 10 tonne crane and an under the hook height of 17m. Within the main workshop we have a 250m² semi-clean room, allowing the assembly, test or development of products in a clean environment. This facility has been used for medical production equipment testing, clean assembly of integrated glovebox systems incorporating complex instrumentation with associated electronics packages and a number of other applications.

We have an additional 800m2 workspace at our Chorley site to allow practically any shape or size requirement for future projects. To complement our design and manufacturing facilities at our head quarters in Chorley, and to support our valued clients, we regularly use the group facilities at Hold Engineering in West Cumbria and Calleva Park in Berkshire.

Latest updates

Changes to the NIS Board of Directors

Following an exciting and transformational 12 months, it is with very mixed emotions that we must announce changes to the NIS Executive Team.

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