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  • The Beginning
  • The Beginning
  • The Beginning

The Beginning

Esprit Automation was founded by Geoff Smith and Andrew Cooke in 1986 following successful research and development work conducted whilst studying Engineering at the University of Nottingham. Initially the business was established in Nottingham City Council

Present Day

Esprit Automation is a specialist company dedicated to innovating and producing leading edge plasma and flame cutting machines and ancillaries. We are continuously working to push the boundaries of plasma cutting machine performance working closely with Hypertherm, Bosch and other key partners.

The relationship is as strong today as ever and both Hypertherm and Esprit have continued to develop more and more tightly integrated solutions to achieve higher levels of precision, better cut quality, improved reliability and lower running costs. Our staff are experts in designing, manufacturing and supporting our range of metal sheet and plate cutting solutions.

Esprit design engineers work closely with counterparts within Hypertherm to ensure that the Esprit range of CNC plasma cutting machines is always at the forefront of technology.

Present Day


You’ve Read About Us, Now View Our CNC Cutting Machines

Click on a machine to find out more…
  • LightningHD
    Lightning HD
  • Viper
  • Multibevel
  • Lightning S
    Lightning S
  • Cobra
  • Lightning D
    Lightning D
  • Arrow

Contact Esprit Automation

We are always interested to hear from you whatever your reason – please feel free to write, phone or email!

Enquiries: +44 (0) 115 939 1888
General Switchboard: +44 (0) 115 939 1888


Plackett Mill, Church Drive, Sandiacre, Nottingham, NG10 5EE, United Kingdom

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  • "Having dealt with Esprit for 8 years now we have purchased 2 machines from them and found them to be extremely well built. The cut quality is excellent from the thinnest to the thickest plates. From sales and management to technical and service all of their team are knowledgeable, helpful and dependable. They have helped us to grow and as such we would always recommend Esprit."
    - John Ready I General Manager I Eggleston Steel Ltd.
  • "Thanks to our four Esprit Lightning HD1500 x 6.5 m machines the quality and quantity of BM catalysts being produced has increased exponentially."
    - Toby Massey I Managing Director I BM Catalysts Ltd
  • "Don't know why I didn't get one of these machines 10 years ago"
    - Ivan Patterson I Managing Director I Barker and Patterson