About us & our culture

Crucial Engineering

Crucial Engineering maintenance agreement. Here for you 24/7 365 days a year.

The Crucial Culture

What made us so strong through the pandemic and return to full capacity was simply down to our CULTURE summed up in our CRUCIAL acronym

  • COMMITTED – always giving 100% everyday to achieve the best outcome
  • RELIABLE – always there, especially when needed the most
  • UNITED – always working as a team to progress together
  • CONSISTENT – always delivering a high standard, every time
  •  INNOVATIVE – always looking to progress and further ourselves
  • AMBITIOUS – always looking to improve to be the best we can
  • LOYAL – always showing appreciation and support to everyone

A strong culture can transform any business. Fortunately for us the culture has been present from day 1 and really galvanises us as a team. It gives everyone the confidence to be creative and honest, bringing out the best in each individual which enhances the team as a whole.

We at Crucial Engineering Ltd

Are proud to have the most experienced and qualified engineers to Install, Service and Maintain all aspects of industrial doors including roller shutters, sectional overhead doors, high speed doors, automatic pedestrian doors, manual doors, fire doorsand many more. We also service and maintain vehicle access items including manual and automatic gates, traffic barriers, dock levelers etc.
Our engineers are fully electrically qualified and can also incorporate electrical remedial works such as power supplies, containment and fault diagnosis into your needs. As a customer of Crucial Engineering Ltd you will have the satisfaction of knowing that your site is being serviced and maintained to the highest standard working in accordance with the current BS standards.

Call today to start a long and prosperous relationship with us at Crucial Engineering Ltd. Have a nice day!


Here at Crucial Engineering we are consistently improving our operations. We have a great team of employees, from aluminium fabricators through to installation teams, skilled auto door and gate engineers, administration and management. We always ensure every employee of Crucial Engineering are appropriately trained and continue to improve themselves and the team around them.

At Crucial Engineering our biggest importance as a company is our employees. We continue to provide a high level of service from the initial engagement, through the complete installation and future Planned, Preventative Maintenance works. We are always looking to enhance our team to bring the right people in that can add to the professionalism, enthusiasm and positive nature that is at the heart of Crucial Engineering.

Andrew Lofthouse, General Manager of Crucial Engineering

Andrew Lofthouse, General Manager of Crucial Engineering

Andrew Lofthouse

General Manager

Annette Swift, Senior Admin of Crucial Engineering

Annette Swift, Senior Admin of Crucial Engineering

Annette Swift

Office Manager

Rob Scott, Finance Manager of Crucial Engineering

Rob Scott, Finance Manager of Crucial Engineering

Rob Scott

Finance Manager

Chris Ingleson, Operations Manager of Crucial Engineering

Chris Ingleson, Operations Manager of Crucial Engineering

Chris Ingleson

Operations Manager

Paul Van Heeswykm MD in Crucial Engineering

Paul Van Heeswykm MD in Crucial Engineering

Paul Van Heeswyk


Andrew Lofthouse, General Manager of Crucial Engineering

Andrew Lofthouse, General Manager of Crucial Engineering

Hannah Lupton


Annette Swift, Senior Admin of Crucial Engineering

Annette Swift, Senior Admin of Crucial Engineering

Adam Cash

Aluminium Supervisor

Liz Robinson, Finance Manager of Crucial Engineering

Liz Robinson, Finance Manager of Crucial Engineering

Chris Walton

Automation Supervisor

Our History so Far

OCT 2016

Crucial began trading providing safe, secure, access solutions to commercial and industrial premises working predominantly in the West Yorkshire region.

JUN 2017

Moved to our first unit, becoming a team of 4 and our first Trainee joining us allowing us to carry out larger projects and cover the Yorkshire area.

APR 2018

 Continued growth after proving our worth in the industry providing high quality services to our existing and new customers covering Yorkshire and Lancashire.

JAN 2019

We diversified to meet our customers needs opening our aluminium division. Moved to a larger premises to accommodate the machines and added further quality and experienced personnel to our team.

OCT 2019

Reached our 3 year trading point ending the financial year on a high. Continued growth and experience really cemented Crucial as a market leading company with great company values and integrity at the heart of this.

MAR 2020

Added to the aluminium division by acquiring a glazing company to allow production of double glazed units in-house. Moved again to a large unit to house all 3 divisions and our new offices.

AUG 2020

After having to furlough 60% of the team following the COVID19 outbreak and making tough decisions we bounced back to full strength with the full team returning stronger than ever. We have subsequently had our busiest period in our 3rd quarter ever.

SEP 2020

 Winner at Build UK awards for Best Industrial Doors Installations Business 2020 – Northern England


Aluminium Entrance Doors

Crucial Engineering fabricates aluminium doors, both single and double, for all commercial businesses. Ranging from schools to universities, apartments, and student accommodation, to hospitals, hotels, retails units, and more. With years of experience combined with expert knowledge in aluminium and the fabrication process, customers choose Crucial Engineering because they can rely on us to offer the highest standards and complete security.

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Aluminium Shop Fronts

If you’re looking for a bespoke aluminium shop front system that can include access control systems and ironmongery, look no further than Crucial Engineering. On hand to offer you a fabrication process that can provide thermal and non-thermal store fronts, as well as swing and sliding doors, the team at Crucial Engineering can offer it all.

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Aluminium Fabricators

Crucial Engineering is a Yorkshire based leading fabrication company, that uses precision engineering and the latest software to provide bespoke aluminium entrance doors, windows, storefronts, and curtain walling for a range of customers. Our in-house team compromises of experienced surveyors, fabricators, and fitters, meaning we’re on hand to offer you the complete package.

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Aluminium Curtain Walling

Our range of curtain walls are not only weatherproof, but the innovation in their design also makes them extremely thermally efficient — ideal for all commercial situations where expansive glass screens are used. Integratable with windows and doors, you have the option of both automatic or manual swing and sliding doors available. Offering you the complete package whether you require sloped or flat glazing curtain walling in aluminium.

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Roller Shutter Doors

Crucial Engineering can supply, fit, and maintain all aluminium, galvanised, heavy steel, fire protected, insulated, and see-through vision roller shutters to your premises. Designed to keep your property secure at all times, protecting your contents and deterring vandals and unwanted visitors.

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Sectional Overhead Doors

Perfect for locations where there is limited space to fit the box needed for a roller shutter or where headroom is also restricted. These robust and high-quality doors are made to last. Plus, in the event of an accident, sections can be replaced rather than the entire piece.

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High Speed Doors

High-speed doors are just that. Fast. Fast at opening and closing, minimising the loss of warm air from the property and draughts getting in. Providing a thermal barrier between the apertures, and manufactured correctly, these doors will offer ease of use and speed of access.

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Automatic Doors

Note: All automatic doors supplied and fitted by us will comply with British Standard BS7036. Made to satisfy all safety requirements, our range of automatic doors aim to meet the demand of high-volume pedestrian traffic as well as support those business premises that need to comply with the 2010 Equality Act requirements.

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Manual and Fire Doors

Fire doors supplied and fitted by Crucial Engineering will all be CE marked and certificate approved. Our wooden internal and external doors come with or without lite kits and glass. For those doors within popular corridors, it’s recommended to choose either partial or full glass systems. These doors must have a window, offering safety for all those concerned, allowing you to see others on either side of the door.

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Automatic Gates and Barriers

Perfect for driveways with a slope or busy or heavy traffic entrances is the cantilever sliding gate system. Crucial Engineering can supply and fit aluminium, wood, or steel sliding gates – with those manufactured using solid wood or aluminium providing a higher level of security and additional privacy.

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Automatic Barrier

Automatic car park and traffic barrier systems supplied at competitve prices. Increase security, improve safety and comply with health and safety.

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Controlling the flow of pedestrian traffic and keeping people secure is aided in most situations by the use of turnstiles. At Crucial, we offer a wide range of internal and external turnstiles for both public and commercial environments. Working with you and your premises we will consider where the turnstile is being placed, the current aesthetics as well as normal and emergency situations, in order to provide you with a selection of turnstiles that will fit the bill.

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York, UK
Selby YO8, UK
Goole, UK
Doncaster, UK
Hull, UK
Lancaster, UK
Harrogate, UK
Blackpool, UK
Preston, UK
Blackburn, UK
Burnley, UK
Halifax, UK
Leeds, UK
Southport, UK
Chorley, UK
Huddersfield, UK
Rochdale, UK
Bolton, UK
Wigan, UK
St Helens
St Helens, Saint Helens, UK
Liverpool, UK
Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, UK
Widnes, UK
Runcorn, UK
Sheffield, UK
Rotherham, UK
Manchester, UK
Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, UK
Warrington, UK
Ellesmere Port
Ellesmere Port, UK
Northwich, UK
Macclesfield, UK
Chesterfield, UK
Deeside CH5, UK
Crewe, UK
Stoke-on-Trent, UK
Telford, UK
Wolverhampton, UK
Walsall, UK
Tamworth, UK
Birmingham, UK
Solihull, UK
Coventry, UK
Worcester, UK

Crucial Engineering maintenance agreement. Here for you 24/7 365 days a year.


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