How it all Started

Formed in 1952 by the late David Paull, a passionate motorcycle rider who, frustrated at not being able to obtain parts to rebuild his motorcycles, decided he would make them himself.

DP Engineering grew out of the need of the market, and the investment in a skilled workforce and high quality machinery allowed the business to diversify its manufacturing output, a philosophy that runs through the heart of the company still.

The original production for the motorcycles became less of a focus due to the increased demand in other areas requiring precision engineering. This part of the business was sold and now exists as The Cornwall Engine Company - thus permitting DP Engineering to concentrate all effort on developing the precision engineering aspects of the Company. David Proctor CEO (now retired), who was then a good customer of the company, joined forces with David Paull with the aim to develop the business into the leading contract precision engineering company that exists today.

The skilled, dedicated workforce utilising up-to-date machinery, has allowed the company to offer an extensive range of engineering capabilities. It has become recognised as one of the truly advanced engineering companies in the Southwest, yet it still retains a ‘family feel’ within a highly professional, productive working environment - exemplified by the very low staff turnover.

DP Engineering owns its premises with over £2 million of plant, and has a continual investment policy into state-of-the-art machinery and training to maintain its position as a major supplier of precision engineered components to the medical, aerospace, defence, oil, gas, marine, appliance control, hydraulics, pneumatics, fibre optic and leisure industries.


"Going in to partnership with David Paull was an obvious step forward for us both; a chance to combine two distinct sets of skills to create a synergy for an emerging precision engineering company with great potential: the fact that we became friends was a great bonus."

David Proctor, retired CEO, DP Engineering

DP Engineering

Jon Davey Drive
Treleigh Industrial Estate
Redruth, Cornwall
UK, TR16 4AX

t: +44 (0)1209 217400
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