David (Dave) Roy Bennett started out as an apprentice tool and die maker at BorgWarner. He became a talented machinist and moved from the shop floor in Hertfordshire into a sales role in Manchester. He was offered a directorship but instead chose to set up his own engineering firm in Chester’s Newry Park, and that’s how, in 1976, DRB Power and Transmissions was established.
In 1984, we became one of the first companies to call Deeside Industrial Park our home and remain here to this day. We’ve grown to a 6.5-acre site. Matt Bennett, Dave’s son, was the company secretary from 2008, becoming more involved in the day-to-day running of the business as Vice Chairman and then Chairman, until he took over as CEO in 2015.
- 2001 Metic Engineering Co. Limited
- 2003 C.L.J. Fabrications Limited
- 2007 Prime Engineering Services Limited
- 2009 Fletcher Langley Limited
Vision statement – To be the UK’s most trusted provider of engineering excellence
Mission statement – Totally integrated engineering services, delivered through a track record of proven customer service using technical intelligence coupled with practical experience.
To innovate, create, deliver, and exceed expectations all the time, every time. To build a person-centred culture, driven by pride, passion, and performance.
Meet The Team
Matt, son of Founder David Roy Bennett, had been involved in DRB as the company secretary since 2008, becoming more involved in the day-to-day running of the business as Vice Chairman and then Chairman, until he took over as CEO in 2015.
Engineering & Operations Director
Adam trained as an apprentice before joining DRB in 2005 as a mechanical fitter. He’s also worked in the project estimation team, and now manages all aspects of manufacturing. He now runs our engineering and operations teams.
Head of Customer Relations
Julie joined DRB as an administration assistant for the electrical team, and quickly progressed as her technical knowledge and interest in motors developed. After managing our sales team and growing strong relationships with our customers, she is now head of customer relations.
Head of Engineering
Mike joined DRB straight from school as a Mechanical Manufacturing apprentice in 2011 and is currently studying for an MSc in Engineering Management. He is the head of our engineering team you’ll see below.
Business Development Manager
Jordan joined DRB in 2012, bringing with him more than 10 years’ engineering industry experience, having previously worked as a supervisor for a hydraulic and pneumatic contractor based at Airbus, Broughton. After building up strong customer relations as an account manager, he is now our business development manager.
Matt is a graduate of our Apprentice scheme, training as a competent CNC machinist and mechanical fitter. His technical background gives him a solid grounding now that he has moved into an account management role.