About Us


Barnsley Business and Innovation CentreEstablished in 1995 by Roger Letch, Abacus Design is a Mechanical Engineering Design company based in the Barnsley Innovation Centre.

Institute of Engineering & Technology - The IETWe are mechanical design engineers and draughtsmen with extensive engineering knowledge. We pride ourselves in collaborating with our clients to ensure what they get meets their expectations.



AutoDeskWe use the latest 3D CAD software which enables us to achieve quick turn around and charge competitive prices. Where necessary designs can be modelled or supported with calculations to provide a thorough solution.


Our services include

  • SolidWorksConceptual design, feasibility studies & proposals
  • GA's, layouts and BOM
  • 2D & 3D design & draughting
  • Consultancy & engineering reports

Our fields of expertise include

  • Our fields of expertise include automotive, beverage, food, packaging, rail and oil!Automotive
  • Beverage
  • Food
  • Packaging
  • Rail
  • Oil







Machine Safety AllianceBritish & ISO Standards are core to our activities, with machine safety taking prime importance in our designs. We are familiar with the Machinery Directive and are members of the Machinery Safety Alliance.

Concurrent EngineeringWe adopt a Concurrent Engineering approach with involvement from concept to commission to ensure the best possible outcome to every client brief. To provide a complete service we can extend our design activities to include project management of machinery manufacture. Our professional attitude and commitment to the business partnership leads to satisfying results. 



Do you have temporary peak workloads, staff shortages, specialist technical requirements or too many projects to handle? If so, then Abacus Design can help you.
If you are an OEM or your company already has an existing CAD department or drawing office we can act as an overflow, taking on the detailing or looking after a complete project, reducing the need for redundant CAD workstations in off periods.
In these cost conscious days, companies frequently find it more efficient to keep a small core of key personnel and subcontract work as required.
Your savings:-

Your company can take on projects without worrying about whether you have the design & draughting resources, safe in the knowledge that you can count on Abacus.