DRB Group


DRB is an integrated mechanical and electrical engineering group. Founded in 1976, we are now one of the leading privately-owned engineering companies in our sector. We employ almost 200 skilled staff and work with manufacturing and processing companies, helping them to reduce the operating and maintenance costs of their plant and equipment.

Our services include

  • Supply of engineering components
  • Asset condition monitoring and predictive maintenance
  • Maintenance, repair and overhaul of existing plant and equipment
  • Design, manufacture and commissioning of new plant and equipment

Supply of bearings, couplings, belt drives, gearboxes ...

DRB Components supplies a wide range of engineering products backed up by an in-house team of engineers, designers and account managers to help in selection and specification. We supply components from all the leading manufacturers and offer a 24/7 call-out service.

Our product range includes:

Bearings • Process valves
Couplings • Hydraulics
• Chain drives • Pneumatics
• Belt drives • Industrial fasteners
• Motors and inverters • Spill control and containment
• Gearboxes • Casters
• Industrial pumps • Other engineering consumables

Machining - milling, turning and grinding

DRB’s highly experienced team of design engineers, engineering estimators and machine operators work to provide a high quality machining service. We offer:

  • Mechanical design
  • Milling, turning and grinding of new parts from a diverse range of materials including plastics, mild steel, stainless steel, aluminium, copper and titanium
  • Machined repair/refurbishment of existing components
  • Design and build of assemblies combining sheet metal fabrication and machined components
  • 24/7 emergency call-out

Welding and fabrication

DRB offers a full fabrications and welding service to our clients, from on-site support 24/7 through design, fabrication and installation. Linked with our engineering design service we can fabricate or repair anything from simple handrails and guards to steel structures, access equipment, chutes, gantries, bridge sections, hoppers and complex conveyor systems. We offer:

  • Design service using 3D design software
  • Fabrication in mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium
  • Welding coded to BS EN 287 Part 1
  • Vessel repairs
  • Design and installation of pipework
  • Design and build of assemblies combining sheet metal fabrication and machined components
  • 24/7 emergency call-out

Hydraulic and pneumatic systems

We service and overhaul all types of pneumatic and hydraulic equipment either in our workshop or on site. We are a stockist and distributor for many of leading brands of fluid power equipment and offer full technical support on both products and applications. We can supply individual components or design and build complete new hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

Valve and pump supply, repair and servicing

We provide a full servicing, repair and testing service for all types of control and relief valves, and all types of industrial and heating pumps. Our complete service includes:

  • Full valve overhaul including mechanical parts and instrumentation
  • Servicing and repair of pumps and mechanical seals
  • Full testing
  • Site services - on-site repairs; removal, re-installation and commissioning; full design and installation including pipework, pumps and valves
  • 24/7 call-out service

Electric motors and inverters

DRB's electrical division offers a full repair service including electrical rewind and mechanical overhaul of AC and DC motors, ATEX motors, specialist motors, generators and alternators. We also supply new motors and inverters and are a distributor for Brook Crompton and Mitsubishi.

Project management for design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of plant, machinery and equipment

DRB Projects brings together all the disciplines of the group to develop plant and equipment for our customers. We manage complex projects that include the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of new plant or modification and overhaul of existing plant. Examples of projects we have completed include food processing and packaging equipment, conveyor systems, pick and place systems and bespoke test equipment.

On site services including installation of plant, equipment and pipework

DRB offers a wide range of on-site services to support our clients. These range from provision of general contract labour to specific projects such as re-chaining conveyors, designing and installing pipework, or removing, modifying and re-installing machinery.

All of our site operatives are appropriately trained in site health and safety including Safe contractor, SCATS, CSCS, SPA food hygiene, confined spaces, …

Vibration analysis, ultrasonic testing, laser alignment and dynamic balancing

DRB can support companies with predictive and preventative maintenance through the use of techniques including vibration analysis ultrasonic testing, laser alignment and dynamic balancing. Using these techniques we can help to assess the condition of in service equipment and take measures to extend asset lifetime and minimise overall cost. Our service includes:

  • on-site or workshop based testing by trained technicians
  • description of problem and identification of possible causes
  • full reporting
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