About Us

Fitz-Thors Engineering, Inc. serves the manufacturing industry with expertise in process automation, robotics, custom equipment, industrial services contracting, and product design/development.

Factories and plants in industries like automotive, textile, aerospace, pharmaceutical, appliances, chemical, and construction need complex solutions and equipment, designed and custom-built for their specific process and business objective. The solutions we provide to customers range from small, specialized tooling needs. . . to large-scale, full assembly and production line builds.

Projects typically support or establish a manufacturing process and involve engineering design, concept simulation & prototyping, machining & fabrication, automation & programming, finishing with implementation, and installation. Comprehensive in-house capabilities and equipment allows Fitz-Thors to ensure a high level of precision for each design-build engineering projects Founded in 2007, the company employs 35 and works primarily in Alabama and the Southeast, also serving customers throughout the U.S. and abroad.


Our electrical and mechanical engineers, plus our team of technicians and specialists our ready to help you master your process. The talent and tenacity of our people have allowed Fitz-Thors Engineering to become known as the go-to firm for complex challenges and a recognized market leader in our field. Our goal every day is to add value through engineering design and manufacturing expertise, with a focus on solving problems and bringing ideas to reality.


Matthew Fitzgerald, P.E.


Matt holds an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Alabama and is licensed to practice as a Registered Professional Engineer. He has been recognized for his excellence in engineering by The Engineering Council of Birmingham and USA Today. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Matt gained extensive experience in engineering design and project management from his involvement in various industries including aerospace, automotive, power generation and transmission, industrial manufacturing, and government agencies in defense and safety. Fitz-Thors has recently added a presence in downtown Birmingham’s Hardware Park, a two-city block business hub founded by Matt and business partner Arnar Thors. Matt has been involved with Birmingham city stakeholders on workforce development issues, and he hopes the downtown property can help facilitate filling the skills gap.


Arnar Thors


Arnar holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Alabama. While working towards his master’s degree, he was in charge of the design, development, and testing of a hydrogen internal combustion engine. Arnar worked in several industries before deciding to become an entrepreneur, giving him a broad range of knowledge and experience in the areas of crude oil refining, medical product development, race car design and development, and the manufacturing of cast iron pipe, steel pipe, and electronics. Arnar ensures he stays current with the latest advanced design tools, allowing him to minimize design time, lower overhead cost, and virtually eliminate design mistakes. In early 2019, Arnar launched a new company, AerBetic, that uses nano-technology packed in a wearable device to detect and alert diabetics of blood sugar events.


At Fitz-Thors Engineering, we are privileged to be able to work with such a diverse and distinguished group of companies across different industries. We would like to learn more about YOUR manufacturing process. Contact us today to learn how our team of engineers, programmers, machinists, and fabricators can add value to your company through improved quality, increased throughput, enhanced safety, and better traceability.

Let us help enhance your manufacturing process to create valuable ROI. We thrive on challenging and complex projects and hope that you would consider us an immediate or future resource to address your industrial needs.