About us

What we do

CNC Robotics uses robots and associated technology to provide innovative and cost-effective solutions to manufacturing problems. Working with our customers as their external R&D team, we bring a creative, collaborative and focused approach to every project, always aiming to give our clients a competitive edge over their competitors. Our broad experience across a variety of processes and applications allows us to solve many production issues quickly and efficiently. We specialise in tackling the most demanding challenges, often inventing new bespoke processes that use robots in novel ways.  Our focus on continuous improvement and our passion for innovation keep our people and products, and, therefore, our customers, at the leading edge of technology.

How do we do it?

Every CNC Robotics project starts with a review of the customer’s current processes and a feasibility study to establish how automation can help their business. We focus on what you want to achieve, listen to what your challenges are, identify key areas for improvement, and discuss ways to increase productivity and efficiency. Our expert team acts as an external R&D capability, using its wide sector knowledge and applications experience to give expert advice and guidance.

The aim is to transform the business by offering ways to save time and money compared to existing processes and to open new opportunities by broadening the customer’s capabilities. We are experts in creating solutions for any size of company, whether they need changes in existing production methods or they want to implement a complex, fully-automated system across a large factory. In all cases, we use our skills, capability and expertise to develop automated systems that meet the exact requirements of the client and that perfectly suit their business needs. Our experts work closely with each customer to design solutions that solve their problems, integrate with existing facilities and capabilities, and provide opportunities for growth.


CNC Robotics had its origins in 2008 when Jason Barker was searching for a low-cost machining solution to aid his scenic construction company. When Jason couldn’t find anything suitable, he had his ‘ah-ha’ moment and set about developing a unique robotic system that could create large-scale props in intricate detail and with a quick turnaround.

Spotting a gap in the market following his own success with the technology, Jason realised both the potential for using robotics as milling machines in the entertainment industry and the possibilities in other sectors that also needed a cost-effective tool for large-scale machining. Over the next two years, the sale of robots for manufacturing became so successful that it took over from the set-building business and CNC Robotics was formed in 2010. The same year saw the creation of a strategic partnership with manufacturing software developer Delcam. Another two years saw CNC Robotics make its first international sales in South Africa and New Zealand, and a relocation to new premises at Sefton Business Park. In 2014, CNC Robotics formalised another key alliance, with robot manufacturer KUKA, and was named as one of the company’s strategic partners in the UK.

Our company’s unique mix of passion, tenacity and innovation has made us the UK’s market leaders in the supply of robots for machining, with customers in many industries and a growing reputation in the support of the technology in higher education establishments. Our expanding business has included the development of systems for a huge variety of manufacturing processes – cutting, drilling, gluing, lifting, milling, packing, painting, picking, placing, printing, sorting, trimming and welding to name just a few. It has allowed the recruitment of a diverse and talented team with the range of skills needed to develop and support solutions to manufacturing problems of all types.

Advisory boards

Madina Barker: Making it board, MMU Industrial Advisory boards, The Engineering College, Kings College London Industrial Strategy Advisory Board

Philippa Glover: ISCF Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Manufacturing Made Smarter, MAKE UK Regional Advisory Board


Technical Partners

Allied Tools

Industry Associations


CNC Robotics formed


First international sale to South Africa and
New Zealand


Named as one of the UK’s top 250 companies for growth and innovation


Named as one of KUKA’s UK strategic partners


Key sales in the education sector to 3 higher education establishments


Key appointments include Technical Lead and Mechanical Engineer


Jason Barker named Top 100 Manufacturer Influencers


First laser cladding robotic system supplied


Joined MAKE UK Regional Advisory Board


Appointment of a new Managing Director

Appointed our first Engineering Apprentice studying  Degree Apprenticeship in Mechatronics at UClan


CNC Robotics is pleased to announce the appointment of former Delcam and Autodesk Director, Bart Simpson, as the company’s Non-Exec Chairman


Strategic partnership formed with Delcam
(now Autodesk)


Relocated to new workshop at Sefton Business Park


International sales growth in Malaysia and the Philippines


International sales to Norway and Dubai


Appointment of Operations Director to strengthen team


First international sale to USA for the space sector


Appointment of new members to the team


Robotic Skills Academy launched

Named as a member of LCR Making it Board


Named as one of the  most innovative tech companies in Liverpool City Region on #LCRTechClimbers19 list



Named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s DPS Spark Framework

Our Senior Team

Jason Barker
Technical Director
Madina Barker
Philippa Glover
Managing Director
Bart Simpson
Non Exec Chairman
Would you like to join the team?

At CNC Robotics, our employees are our greatest asset and we are proud to work with such a talented team. We are always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our team. If you have experience in robotics and automation, and have good working knowledge of using CAD/CAM software, we would love to hear from you.

Passion, tenacity and a love for innovation are key to working as part of the team at CNC Robotics. We continually invest in career development for our staff.

We believe in making the impossible possible for our clients and employ staff who rise to the challenge by working as a team to find great solutions.


If we don’t have a role advertised but you feel you could bring something to the team, then please send your CV with covering letter to info@cncrobotics.co.uk




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