Who are AE Sewing Machines?

The experts in textile equipment

Whatever your application, we've got you covered



    Our team here at AE Sewing Machines have a combined experience of over 125 years working in the textile industry. We have technicians and engineers that are fully qualified and who have valuable knowledge working in across an array of different industries and applications.


    We are always ahead of the game and we are constantly progressing and updating what we do and how we do things in order to make dealing with our company a truly unique customer experience. Using the best quality components and supplying the best quality machinery, we are number one.


    Alot of pride is taken in the way we deal with our customers. We always go the extra mile to make sure our after-sales support is as good as it can be. Whether it be using our live chat, emailing the team or asking a question over the phone we will always do our best to help you out.


    We don’t just cover the length and breadth of the UK - we also supply, exhibit and work with companies all around the world. From Sweden to Poland to Canada, AE Sewing Machines will do our best to help with whatever you need for your textile manufacturing process.

About AE Sewing Machines - Industrial Textile Equipment Experts

AE Sewing Machines are one of the U.K.’s leading suppliers of industrial fabric cutting, sewing and finishing equipment. Based in Wrexham, North Wales, we are fairly central and easy to get to from most places in the U.K. We are just 50 miles away from Manchester Airport and only 43 miles from Liverpool airport.

We strive to deliver the highest levels of quality, service and support to our customers. As official agents for Juki, Pathfinder Cutting Technology and Rexel, we supply a wide range of high-quality equipment that covers every aspect of textile manufacturing, from the start of your application all the way to the end. As well as this, we also develop bespoke sewing solutions to suit the specific needs of our customers. For example, our range of conveyorised sewing machines can be designed to sew anything from curtains to soft signage with silicone edging.

As members of Make it British, we are prominent advocates for British manufacturing and we do everything that we can to support it. When we develop our automated machinery, all of the components we use including engineered metals, conveyor belts and aluminium are made in Britain. We even use a local company to powder coat the metals.

We are a dedicated team of individuals who are incredibly passionate about what we do. Customer satisfaction is paramount to us and we do our utmost to ensure that everything we do is to the highest standard. Our technicians have over 125 years’ worth of combined experience and they are on-hand to install any piece of equipment supplied by us and also to service and repair the equipment when necessary. Our sales and marketing team is available through the week to deal with any and all enquiries and provide you with any information that you need. You can contact the team via telephone, email or on our website’s live chat function.

As well as supplying equipment, we also have a broad range of spare parts and accessories available from stock with next-day delivery available on most parts. We can also supply non-stock items with relatively short lead times.



Financial Director

Fay is our Financial Director who looks after our accounts and parts departments as well as overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company.

On top of this, she ensures that any orders for spare parts and accessories are properly picked, securely wrapped and shipped out to the right customers.

Fay is the ‘Mama Hen’ of AE Sewing Machines, always making sure that the team is happy and well looked after.


Accounts and Finance Assistant

Karolina is our customers’ first port of call in reception and on the phone. In addition to working as our receptionist, she also helps Fay in the parts department and with admin work.

She has earned a reputation as the health nut at AE Sewing Machines.

If you’re ever looking for a recommendation for some nice green tea or a good herbal remedy, Karolina’s got you covered!


Managing Director

John is our Managing Director and the founder of AE Sewing Machines. His craft has taken him all over the world, working for or alongside some of the biggest companies in the industry.

Now, he puts his wealth of experience to good use, listening to customers’ needs and providing solutions that fulfil those needs. This includes developing bespoke (and often innovative) machinery that aims to increase productivity in the sewing room.

Although he’s serious about what he does, he’s never short of a joke and always knows how to lighten the mood and lift your spirits!


Technical Service Manager

Our Technical Service Manager, Gary, has an encyclopaedic knowledge of industrial sewing machine parts.

He has a vast amount of experience which makes him a true asset to the team. Gary spends a lot of time on the road, servicing and repairing customers’ machines and carrying out installations.

He also runs the final tests on most of our machines before they are packaged and shipped.


Trainee Technician

The newest member of the AE Sewing Machines team, Luke, has been drafted in to help Tom and Gary in the workshop. He spends his days assisting in the assembly of our machinery and learning the trade.

So far, Luke has shown that he’s not afraid of a bit of hard work, even helping out with a big installation in his second week with us.

While Lewis is the king of facial hair, Luke is the king of hair in general – his afro is something to behold!


Commercial Director

Rhys is the Commercial Director and John’s right-hand man. Having worked for the family business from a very young age, Rhys has developed a broad knowledge of all things cutting, sewing and finishing.

He oversees sales and marketing within the business and is also very handy in the workshop, often helping to develop and programme our automated machinery.

Rhys can often be found working through his lunch and after hours, making sure that his customers are happy and that everything is running smoothly – a true workhorse!



Tom, as well as being the resident DJ of the workshop, is our go-to guy for building machinery and installing equipment for customers.

He has a keen eye for detail and he ensures that every machine that goes out of the workshop is in immaculate condition.

He also runs a tuck shop out of the bottom drawer of his toolbox and makes a cracking cup of coffee!


Design and Marketing Assistant

Ellis, despite being the tallest person here, is the baby of the group. He works in marketing with Rhys and Lewis and looks after our website, working constantly to ensure that it is as user-friendly as possible and that everything is kept up-to-date.

He also operates our live chat service.

His masterful Photoshop skills are behind all of the exquisite banners that you’ll see on the front page of the website.


Sales and Marketing Assistant

The undisputed champion of facial hair at AE Sewing Machines, Lewis works in sales and marketing.

He runs all of our social media platforms including Instagram and Facebook and he writes our weekly blog.

As well as this, he is always on-hand to deal with customer queries by email and over the phone.

If you’re looking for a quote on any of our equipment, Lewis is your man!

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  • 12Planned exhibitions this year
  • 250+Parcels processed this week
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