About Dyer Engineering

Dyer Engineering specialise in high-integrity metal components.

We enjoy huge diversity in both production capability and the markets in which we operate.

We are organised into 3 separate divisions, allowing us to bring clarity and focus to our relationships with our customers

Specialists in batch manufacture of fabricated and machined metal components.

Project management, manufacture and delivery of large-scale, fabricated, machined, coated and assembled metal structures and components.

Rapid maintenance, repair and overhaul of metal components and machinery, plus provision of on-site maintenance teams.

Based in County Durham, UK, we have wide experience in a wide range of industries including rail, automotive, defence, oil & gas, offshore, renewables and mining. We are very experienced in dealing with our diverse blue-chip international customer base and supporting the extensive requirements demanded of their markets and sectors. We supply both our local market and export across the world.

We have experience of performing design related activities including proof of concepts, prototypes, stress analysis and CE Marking. We manage over 98% of our work in-house within our modern production facilities (100,000 sqft) and our processes include profiling, a full range of welding and fabrication facilities, large bed-multi-axis CNC machining, shot-blasting, painting and powder coating as well as mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic assembly services.


The way we run our business is guided by our SmarterStrongerTogether ethos, which captures and defines:

  • Innovation


    …driven by our SMARTER way of thinking.

    We reduce cost and improve the flow of parts in your supply chain, through our expert knowledge of manufacturing metal components, coupled with our innovative approach to problem solving.

  • Capability


    …to deliver our Customer’s needs, making us STRONGER

    By providing fabricated, machined, painted and assembled metal components from a single source you’ll avoid the need to manage multiple suppliers, and enjoy products with a lower total cost of ownership.

  • Collaboration


    …is at the heart of how we work TOGETHER to impress our Customers

    Our flexible approach to establishing collaborative working partnerships will allow you to benefit from lasting and enduring relationships based on integrity and trust.

We recognise that our achievements as a business come when we can simultaneously influence all three of these areas and we strive to achieve it in everything we do.

Our Core Values define what we are made of

Core Values
  • Integrity

    We do the right thing. Act transparently and keep our commitments. Actions speak louder than words.

  • Order

    We do it correctly. Follow the process until we improve it.

  • Quality

    We do it best. Build quality into everything we do.

  • Respect

    We do it fairly. Value the team and treat everyone with respect.

  • Safety

    We do it Safely. Protect ourselves and strive for safety perfection.

  • Care

    We care about our impact on the world. Look after our community and the environment.

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A brief history…

1977 to 2024

In 1977, the Queen was celebrating her Silver Jubilee, Virginia Wade was about to become Wimbledon Champion and the Consett Steel Works was by a long way, the largest employer in our community. In June of that year, John Dyer and his son Paul set up a small engineering business in a tin-hut in Annfield Plain, making pipe fittings, mould tools and servicing the local mining industry.

They worked hard and developed an excellent reputation for getting the job done but unfortunately there was a fire and the tin-hut burnt down. The factory was rebuilt and they started again from scratch and the business continued to grow and flourish, employing more and more local people until the late eighties when John decided to retire and Paul took the business forward on his own.

Over the next 10 years Dyer Engineering acquired several other companies, to become one of the largest employers in the area and a really big player in the local engineering sector and in 2001, the business undertook a huge expansion of the Annfield Plain site which we still occupy today.

Paul Dyer made the big decision to retire in 2013, and the next owners of Dyer Engineering, Graeme Parkins & Richard Bradley took over in June of that year.

In 2014 on the back of a £2m investment program the foundations were set in place for the future growth of Dyer Engineering. We took over the former Schmitz Cargobull facility (adding an additional 70,000 sqft of space), invested in new equipment and machinery and embarked on a program to build our talent pipeline to ensure we have the skills for the business to grow.

In 2017, Dyer Engineering celebrated it’s 40th Anniversary and commemorated the event with a specially brewed ale – Morrison Busty (which takes it’s name from the name of the pit the Annfield Plain facility is built over). It’s an amazing achievement for a business like ours to reach a 40-year anniversary and our aim is to achieve many more into the future.

Looking forward we have ambitious plans to grow the business and continue to develop Dyer Engineering as a special place to work.