Keeping Britain Manufacturing

In these times of uncertainty we at Direct Engineering were wondering what we could do to offer our customers a better, more improved service, so we took the decision to extend our fabrication facility.

After months of drawing up designs and planning, we are in the process of adding a purpose built 3000 sq ft extension.

This extension will allow our workforce to perform their duties in a more methodical production line environment. This in turn will improve our throughput and lead times whilst at the same time introducing new technological production methods.

Movement of products and fabrications around the shop will also be improved with the introduction of a new 5 tonne gantry crane.

Some photos below show current progress of the new facility. We will continue to update as the build progresses.

“Lets keep Britain in manufacturing” – Ray Woolley – Director

Trouble with your Anti-Wear Bends? Look no further…..


Is your company experiencing problems with abrasive materials wearing out your bends??? If the answer to this is yes, then you really need to get in touch to discuss our Anti-Wear Bends.

Made from 316 Stainless Steel, the innovative design enables material to flow quickly at 90 degrees without the constant need to replace worn bends due to the abrasive nature of some materials. This saves time and money on expensive downtime and maintenance. The Direct Anti-Wear bends have proven to be a cost effective addition and long term solution to our customers material conveying systems and silo tanker filling lines.

One Case study in particular identified that one of our customers conveying Akulon® material was wearing through stainless steel bends at a rate of one every 8 weeks!!! Yes 8 weeks…😮😮

Now over two years later they are still showing no signs of needing any replacements. In this period with the standard stainless steel bends they would have replaced 13 bends, not to mention the time taken by their maintenance engineers or an external pipefitter to replace the bend, downtime, and the cost of access equipment.

Contact us today on:
☎️ 01246 260058









Are you looking for a new challenge?

We have some fantastic opportunities to join our growing Engineering business in Chesterfield. We are recruiting now for the following full time positions:

CNC Machinist/Programmer
Mechanical Design Engineer
Sheet Metal Fabricator/TIG Welder
Trainee Mechanical Pipe Fitter
Stores Operative

Click on the jobs above to find out more.

Apply now by sending your CV to Louise Clifford – stating in the subject what position you are applying for.

Direct Engineering Exhibits at Interplas 2017

Last week saw Direct Engineering reach another milestone, for the first time we exhibited at the Interplas show held at the NEC in Birmingham. Alongside over 400 other exhibitors we could stand proud and present solutions, products and ideas to the UK manufacturing industry.
Going strong for over 60 years Interplas is a forum where innovations in plastics technology are presented to audience’s eager to discover solutions to their challenges.
At a time of rapid growth and increased demand for our services this show was the right time to place ourselves at the forefront of what is a large and competitive market.
Led by Ray, the team from Direct were on hand for the duration of the 3 day event  to showcase our expertise and demonstrate the excellent services we can offer.