About Us

 

 

 

 

 

History

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.

ACQUISITIONS

  • 2001  Metic Engineering Co. Limited
  • 2003  C.L.J. Fabrications Limited
  • 2007   Prime Engineering Services Limited
  • 2009  Fletcher Langley Limited
DRB wins two Flintshire In Business awards

CSR

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 Bennett

Matt Bennett

CEO

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.

ADAM HUGHES

ADAM HUGHES

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.

 

Julie Grant

Julie Grant

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.

 

MIKE HALLIDAY

MIKE HALLIDAY

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.

Jordan Owen-Jones

Jordan Owen-Jones

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 Allt

Matt Allt

Production Engineer

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.

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