News & Features

Keep up to date with OpenWorks Engineering's progress and see what excites us in the world of engineering.

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The OpenWorks team talk to the Hexham Courant

 Hexham Courant Article

The Hexham Courant recently spoke to the OpenWorks team to discover what this exciting new engineering company was focused on. Civil drone defence systems, to provide protection from the threats posed by cheap drones, or UAVs, will see OpenWorks join the growing counter drone industry.


The Tynedale area has a rich tradition in North East engineering and OpenWorks intends to follow the example set by others.


Please click on the link below and see the story:

Hexham Courant Report - Riding Mill firm guards against peril of drones

OpenWorks Engineering Launches into Business


OpenWorks Engineering Ltd officially launches into business and follows a rich tradition of exciting engineering start-ups in the North East of England.

The OpenWorks team is developing a range of non-lethal countermeasure products for the Security and Counter Terrorism market but will also be supporting high quality engineering projects through partnerships and consultancy.

The first product, SkyWall, will be a counter UAV (unmanned air vehicle) system. It will provide authorities and security specialists the ability to protect civilians and VIPs, from the threats posed by these now readily available aircraft.

Chris Down, OpenWorks’ Managing Director explained “The team pride themselves on being able to provide exceptional solutions.  While we are developing our own product range for an exciting new market, I believe that we have a unique combination of skills that can add value to other engineering businesses.”

A group of friends and colleagues, brought together by a passion for engineering, realised an opportunity to develop a range of products alongside offering a unique resource to companies requiring project engineering with integrated control system design. One common trait found in each founding member of the OpenWorks team is the ability to react quickly and deliver impressive solutions in accelerated timescales.

OpenWorks intends to build itself into an engineering brand that customers can rely on to deliver excellence throughout their businesses. Please visit our website to see what we’re all about.


For more information please contact:

James Cross

Phone:  +44 7495 536 426



DSEI 2015

OpenWorks will be at DSEI 2015

The OpenWorks team will be attending DSEI 2015 to continue our engagement with both suppliers and customers.

Our engineers are always looking for novel and exciting technologies to incorporate in our latest projects and product developments. With a wealth of experience in the defence industry, we continue to look for new customers with whom we can collaborate to achieve original solutions to emerging threats.

The needs of the global defence and security sectors are in continuous evolution as new threats to national security have to be countered, new capabilities are being developed and new markets are emerging. DSEI is committed to displaying the latest solutions from across the industry and OpenWorks are excited to be attending this year's event.