News

November 2016

AS9100

DP Engineering are pleased to announce that we have changed our AS9100 Rev C certification approval body from SGS to BSI.
We’d like to thank SGS for their support over the years and look forward to a similarly long relationship with BSI.
We are on schedule to transition approval to AS9100 Rev D / ISO9001:2015 by 31.03.2018.
For reference purposes, our BSI AS9100 Rev C / ISO9001:2008 certificate number is FM657215
 

August 2016

Two of the many components now machined on our new Bridgeport XR600 5AX 5-Axis Machining Centre

The first part is machined from a solid Aluminium block in two operations for a motor sport customer on their 1977 Autobianchi A112 Abarth Rally Car. The solid model STP CAD file was imported into Mastercam, programmed and then verified through Vericut prior to machining.

The second part is a Selector Blocker for a 1976 Ferrari 308 GTB Michelotto Group 4 Rally Car.

 

November 2014

DP Engineering Pick Up Small Manufacturer Award at the Cornwall Manufacturers Group Awards

Richard Trevail (MD) along with Matt Naish and Philip Anthony attended the recent Cornwall Manufacturers Group Awards evening at the Penventon Hotel in Redruth, Cornwall. Although Matt & Philip narrowly missed out on the Trainee of the Year & Apprentice of the Year awards they contibuted strongly towards the award to DP Engineering for the Small Manufacturer of the Year 2014.

 

 

May 2014

DP Engineering Pick Up Two Awards from Parker Hannifin.

Richard Trevail (MD) & Chris Bishop (Operations Manager) travelled to Parker Hannifin in Barnstable, North Devon on 8th May 2014 to accept two awards on behalf of DP Engineering for Best Lean Practice. Pictured below on the
left, is the Continuous Improvement Award and on the right is the Preferred Supplier Award.
There were a number of speakers on the day including Spencer Nicholson (Sales and Marketing Manager – Parker) who briefed the assembly on the various Parker Customers and the potential sales growth for 2014. Tony Wallis (Sales and Marketing Director of Toyota Material Handling UK) explained the principles of the Toyota Production System and the application to both manufacturing and non-manufacturing operations. Our own Richard Trevail presented a Supplier Best Practise overview.
 
 
 

 

February 2014

Major Investment at DP Engineering

DP Engineering has invested in multi-tasking Nakamura mill-turning centres and a 5-axis Hardinge Bridgeport machining centre that allows it to produce complex components more quickly in one operation.
At the same time, DP is implementing the FactoryWiz production monitoring tool to allow it to further improve its manufacturing efficiency.
This latest round of capital investment totals around £650,000. The new machines include a Nakamura-Tome NTY3 twin-spindle (pictured), triple-turret, mill-turning machine with Y-axis on all three turrets and a Nakamura-Tome WT100 twin-spindle, twin-turret, mill-turning machine with Y-axis on the top turret. Both machines are fitted with 70bar high-pressure coolant. 
The machines were supplied by Turning Technologies and ETG Bridgeport, both members of the Engineering Technology Group (ETG).
DP was already able to make parts in one on its sliding head lathes, but the new Nakamura machines extend its capacity from 32mm bar on the sliding head lathes to 42mm on the WT100 and 65mm on the NTY3.
It is a similar story with the machining centre. DP already had a smaller 3+2 Bridgeport machining centre, and the new XR600-5AX will allow it to produce more complex parts in one operation and also increases the size of machined components it can offer. Funding for the Bridgeport machining centre came in part from the Business Investment for Growth (BIG) scheme through the ERDF Convergence Programme.
DP Engineering currently has 13 machines linked to FactoryWiz, which acts as a ‘black box recorder’ for CNC machine tools. It can log exactly what the machine is doing at any time and this information can then be used to accurately understand overall operating efficiency, identify and eliminate bottlenecks and optimise production cycles.

 

May 2013:

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL HELICOPTER MANUFACTURER PAYS “FLYING-VISIT” TO REDRUTH ENGINEERING COMPANY.

AgustaWestland’s Vice-President for Customer Support, John Dixon, made a flying visit to Redruth’s precision engineering company DP Engineering
to present to them their supplier approval certificate to provide off-load manufacturing services to both the main UK base in Yeovil and the
Merlin helicopter depth maintenance facility based at RNAS Culdrose.
 
The technical team at DP Engineering also laid on a demonstration of some of their specialist engineering skills which they are using to assist
AgustaWestland develop manufacturing capability. In congratulating DPE on their award Mr Dixon explained that as part of a worldwide programme
to develop repair capability close to the operational bases of our customers, AgustaWestland look forward to working with DPE and that he was
very pleased to welcome them on board.

Pictured - David proctor (CEO) receiving certifications from John Dixon (AW) along with Richard Trevail (MD)

 

May 2013:

DP Engineering - Parker Hannifin Supplier Quality Champions

Pictured - Mark darby (left) & Gary Buckingham (right) with their Parker Supplier Quality Champion Certificates along with Richard Trevail (MD DP Engineering)

 

April 2013:

"ENGINEERING AS A FUTURE"

DP Engineering exhibited at the Heartland Centre (Pool, Redruth, Cornwall) to a number of school parties to discuss the opportunities for an 'Engineering Career'

Pictured - Nicky Joyce, Phillip Anthony & Gary Buckingham of DP Engineering

 

March 2012:

DP ENGINEERING COMPLETES SUCCESSFUL EXPANSION AND RELOCATION 

DP Engineering has completed a £750,000 relocation and expansion project, creating an additional 15 highly skilled jobs in the process.
DP Engineering was offered the contract to supply manufactured precision components to one of its customers who were moving their assembly operations to France.
After securing the contract and purchasing the premises on the Treleigh Industrial Estate, the company has now relocated all of its operations to the larger premises.
David Proctor, Chief Executive of DP Engineering said “We already had plans to expand and move to larger premises, so when the chance arose to do so and retain skilled staff in Cornwall in the process, we grasped the opportunity.
We have sustained exceptional year on year growth and this has not only been achieved by good commercial decision making and shrewd investment but by exceeding customer expectations on quality and delivery time.
The 17,000 sq.ft premises will allow for continued growth”.
Funding for the relocation and expansion came in part from the Grant for Business Investment (GBI) scheme through the ERDF Convergence programme.


  

February 2011:

DP ENGINEERING WINS AWARD FOR LEAN IMPLEMENTATION

DP Engineering has been awarded the 'Lean Implementation' award from Parker Hannifin's European Instrumentation Products Division. DP Engineering's CEO, David Proctor stated, "This award is in recognition of DP Engineering's commitment and investment to implement lean manufacturing principles throughout the organisation. The relentless pursuit of excellence is engrained within the company and our customers share in the benefits achieved."

January 2011:

CUSTOMER COMMENT FROM ITT CANNON CORPORATION

ITT Cannon specialize in communications systems and has an enviable pedigree in the defense, electronics, radar, night vision and airborne electronic warfare equipment sectors. DP Engineering is working closely with ITT to supply components for their R & D programme. ITT's senior Production Engineer, Andy Awberry, stated,

" I would like to thank DP Engineering for producing specialized components at very short notice. Having been let down twice buy people who said they could make them and couldn't, you got me out of a big hole. The parts were extracting pins and were needed to test a connector for a strategic customer who was getting very frustrated with us, so to turn them around in three days was a fantastic effort."

May 2010:

SC21 awarded to DP Engineering

DP Engineering has achieved the Supply Chain for the 21st Century (SC21) Bronze award from the Aerospace Defence and Security body ADS. The SC21 programme aims to accelerate the competitiveness of the aerospace and defence industry which is crucial in achieving supply chain improvement.

David Proctor (CEO) commented “DP Engineering already had an excellent reputation for quality, delivery and competitiveness and it was essential that we had a system in place to continuously improve our business and manufacturing excellence. The SC21 programme was the ideal model to work with and be measured against International standards. We are the first manufacturing company in Cornwall to achieve this much coveted award and we are not far away from achieving the Silver standard”

January 2010: 
 

DP ENGINEERING AWARDED AS9100 ACCREDITATION

DP Engineering has been approved for many years to ISO9000:2001 and as part of our ongoing improvement programme has now also achieved accreditation to the aviation standard AS9100 by the globally recognised verification body SGS. 

Certification to AS9100 benefits suppliers who need to comply with more than one standard and represents the harmonisation of the worlds largest aerospace companies including Airbus, Boeing, General Electric, Rolls Royce, etc.  

This further demonstrates DP Engineering’s determination and commitment to offer our customers the highest level of service and quality.

August 2009:

DP ENGINEERING RECEIVES PRESTIGEOUS AWARD

DP Engineering has received the much coveted ‘Supplier of the Year’ award from Parker Hannifin Instrumentation. This prestigious award is in recognition of DP Engineering’s sustained quality and delivery performance combined with the ‘Lean Manufacturing’ initiatives undertaken to maximise throughput. 
This successful partnership has enabled DP Engineering to invest a further £140k to develop a third dedicated manufacturing cell for Parker Hannifin.
Upon receiving this award, David Proctor the CEO of DP Engineering stated “Our partnership with Parker Hannifin is one of long term confidence and the ability to match their growth expectations. This investment demonstrates our willingness to support our key customers stringent demands now and in the future”.

February 2009:

Engineering firm donates computer-controlled lathe to Cornwall College Camborne

Monday February 16th 2009, West Briton

REDRUTH-BASED DP Engineering has donated a computer-controlled lathe to Cornwall College Camborne.

The gift was unveiled by David Proctor, managing director of DP Engineering, at its installation in the college's multi-million pound purpose-built technology centre.

Speaking at the unveiling, Mr Proctor said: "DP Engineering is very keen to help support the training facilities at Cornwall College and enhance the skills of students enrolled on the engineering courses.

"We are delighted to donate a CNC lathe which will be used to train apprentices in a live 'hands-on' environment which will be crucial to their development.

"As an advanced engineering company involved in a high technology sector it is essential that we acquire, develop and maintain the skills to support the company now and in the future."

The lathe, which uses modern durable carbide tooling and computer technology, will be used in the college's technology department to train budding mechanical engineers in state-of-the-art processes and techniques.

Cornwall College principal Dave Linnell OBE said: "This gift will certainly be well used, helping to ensure that our students are skilled in modern mechanical engineering techniques and making them better equipped to succeed in the workplace.

"It's exactly this kind of relationship with industry that we foster at Cornwall College, working closely with local businesses benefits our students who in turn become more attractive to employers."

Managing Director, David Proctor at the unveiling this month.

October 2008:

David Proctor (MD) took part in a 'Face to Face' interview with Cornwall Business Magazine about his role as the CADI (Cornwall Aerospace Defence Initiative) Chairman, his thoughts about DP Engineering and the future of Engineering in Cornwall. To read the full article click on the link below:

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August 2008:

A £500,000 investment programme has enabled DP Engineering to take a big step towards its goal of becoming a major supplier to the advanced engineering sector and in particular the aerospace industry. The programme will create five new skilled jobs at the Treleigh Industrial Estate premises of DP Engineering, which is set to increase its turnover by approximately £1 million over the next two years. The investment, which also safeguards the jobs of the existing 26 employees, includes the purchase of CNC (computer numerically controlled) lathes capable of producing complex parts in one operation – "one-hit" manufacturing.

"We can now respond much more effectively to increasing pressure to deliver shorter lead times, smaller batch sizes, higher quality and competitive pricing," said Managing Director David Proctor, who is also chairman of the Cornwall Aerospace Defence Initiative.

"The investment has already secured a significant new order from one of our existing customers whose portfolio also includes supplying the aerospace sector. This has meant we have had to purchase four instead of our originally anticipated two CNC machines as we continue to increase our share of the market."

A new clean room quality control area and associated inspection equipment will also be installed at the beginning of 2009. The improved quality control inspection equipment will also help DP Engineering achieve the Bronze Award level under the SC21 improvement programme of the Society of British Aerospace Companies, which will be a first for a South West small to medium- sized company.

David Proctor is committed to gaining AS/EN9100 accreditation through the West of England Aerospace Forum's SC21 programme. This involves a high degree of collaboration with other companies in the aerospace supply chain process. Assisted by the Grants Advisory Service of the Truro office of Bishop Fleming, the project has been made possible by an SFI (Selective Finance for Investment in England) grant from the South West Regional Development Agency.

"It's great to see skilled companies such as DP Engineering live up to their Cornish engineering heritage," said Ewan McClymont, Bishop Fleming's head of grant services.

"They are responding to the demanding challenges set by their aerospace customers, which will result in class-leading quality standards."

Niki Price, business investment advisor for the South West RDA, commented: "The SFI grant is all about creating highly skilled jobs, encouraging innovation and raising productivity, which is exactly what DP Engineering's investment will do."

 

 

"DP Engineering is a very valuable supplier to the Watson Marlow Pump Group Falmouth UK. Watson Marlow has very exacting requirements and our pumps and associated parts are supplied across the world. It is essential we have 'right first time' and parts that are fit for purpose. DP Engineering ia an extemely respected company, who are very technically capable and competitive. In the field that DP Engineering work in, Watson Marlow consider DP to be one of their best suppliers."

DP Engineering

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

t: +44 (0)1209 217400
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info@dpengineeringltd.co.uk