James Thomas Engineering Ltd began February 1977 in a small garage located in Bishampton, England. James Thomas and John Walters engineered and built the first spun aluminum Par Lantern which became the industry standard. The company then moved to Pershore in 1978 and started manufacturing truss. Soon the General Purpose Truss was born.

The total product range began to expand with additional sizes of Par Lanterns, Lighting Bars, Par 36 Spot Banks, Pinspots and other sizes of General Purpose Truss. In 1983, JTE developed the original pre-rigged truss system which was used by a major rock band on their world tour.

In 1984, the company relocated to a 10,000 square foot factory at Station Approach, Pershore. The first Ground Support Tower System was also developed that year. Then in July 2000, the UK office moved to a 52,700 square feet facility with additional welding facilities, shipping warehouse, electrical department, drawing office, and administrative offices.

Meanwhile in 1990, JTE began manufacturing in the USA to allow simultaneous production of truss on both sides of the Atlantic. This operation continued to expand and now occupies 15,000 square feet of space. In 1992, the Supertruss system was designed and has proved that the innovative skills at JTE still lead the way in the industry.

In October 2001, the US office relocated to a new purpose built facility providing 30,000 square feet on a 6.28 acre site. This has allowed JTE to continue to offer the service the industry requires.

Determined to maintain their position as market leaders, the team at JTE has spent the last few years developing new products, and conducting considerable market research into the advantages and uses of LED lighting.

PixelRange was born in 2002 and has developed in to the comprehensive range of fixtures that it is today.

James Thomas Engineering Ltd is an ISO 9001 accredited company.