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Alfred Cheyne Engineering Limited

2013 | International Trade
2010 | International Trade
Alfred Cheyne Engineering Limited
Towie Barclay Works
Turriff, Aberdeenshire AB53 8EN
Tel: +44 1888 511600
Securing our second Queen’s
Award for International Trade
in three years is an enormous honour for ACE Winches, and
cements our reputation as the
international deck machinery specialists. 
ACE Winches is a global leader
in the design, manufacture and
hire of winches, marine deck machinery and provision of
associated hire personnel.  
We are committed to achieving sustained growth through
profitability and innovation, and securing the long term future
of our workforce and their
families. With ACE Winches
anchored in the heart of
Aberdeenshire our centre of excellence and expertise lies
firmly within a loyal staff base
living locally.
The belief in international trade is central to ACE Winches’ strategy. The company has operational bases and offices close to the key global energy centres of Aberdeen and Stavanger, and through strong client relationships does business from the Arctic to Australia. Around three-quarters (74%) of ACE Winches’ turnover is generated through international trade.
A significant recent project was the delivery in 2012 of an electrically-driven 8-point mooring spread worth over £4 million, designed and manufactured to operate in the extreme temperatures of the Arctic. Part of the shipment was delivered by an Antonov-225 and was the heaviest air cargo ever to leave Scotland. 
ACE Winches is also engaged as a key contractor on the execution and repair of the Siri Platform offshore Denmark.  The contract with one of our leading clients to deliver an engineered solution including both manufactured and rental equipment as well as personnel extends over £15 million and is expected to last until 2014.
 ACE Winches’ continued profitability has enabled the multi-million pound investment in our Global Headquarters comprising of manufacturing plant, hire fleet facility and office complex. This includes dedicated in-house design, engineering and manufacturing capabilities that together create tailored winch solutions delivering high standards of safety, quality and reliability.
ACE Winches provides over a thousand high quality items of rental equipment in the UK and overseas, which are manufactured in-house. The Hire Division is supported by ACE Hire Personnel offering fully qualified and experienced winch and hydraulic technicians to work worldwide on offshore oil and gas installations, marine support vessels, barges and other offshore and onshore based projects.  
The ACE Winch Academy provides training for our staff, as well as clients in specialist winch operations. The Academy also supports our Modern Apprentice Scheme and our Graduate Training Scheme, both four-year programmes accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Founder and CEO of ACE Winches, Alfie Cheyne believes firmly in the future of British manufacturing: “The training these young people receive as they rotate through the divisions of our manufacturing business will lay the foundations for great careers. These young people are the future of manufacturing industry and without them there cannot be a manufacturing industry in this country. ACE Winches is doing its part to ensure that there is. We are proud to have been recognised for the continuing success of ACE Winches, for the hard work and dedication of our people in delivering that success and meeting the challenges of a truly international business. We are deeply honoured that we should have been selected to take our place amongst the very best in British Industry in recognition of outstanding achievements in overseas markets.”
ACE Winches
Towie Barclay Works, Turriff,
Aberdeenshire AB53 8EN
Tel: +44 1888 511600

ACE Winches Board of Management

Left: ACE Winches for Dong Energy on the Siri Platform
Right:ACE 100te Electric Double Drum Winch for Superior Energy Services 

ACE Winches Towie Barclay Works Office Complex