2 February 2022

Collingwood Engineering Continues to Expand with £500,000 Investment

Collingwood Engineering was originally formed in the 1970s, based on Dam Road in Barton upon Humber owned by the Collingwood family for almost 50 years.

Collingwood Engineering was taken over by Jason Dear of Trainload Limited in 2017, which was originally a client of Collingwood’s. Its current owner with a background in Engineering for over 25 years, saw an opportunity to fine-tune the business and build on its already strong foundations, reputation, and service.

The company has invested £500,000 into a purpose-built workshop and offices, implementing internal procedures, and investing in new machines which include, New Lathes, Millers, Vertical borer, Slotter, Mig and Tig welders, 5-ton Overhead Crane, and Forklift to add to their existing portfolio of machines to be able to cope with demand and to take on larger works.

The sizeable plot of land on Humber Road Industrial Estate was purchased from North Lincolnshire Council and presents significant potential for further expansion and investment.

Based in Barton-upon-Humber and working with clients across the UK as well as overseas, Collingwood Engineering has remained strong during the coronavirus pandemic and focused its attention on continuous improvement and growth to cope with demand.

“When I took over Collingwood Engineering, the company had two employees,” says owner and managing director, Jason Dear. “Over the last four years, we’ve grown our team to nine members of staff and created invaluable apprenticeships"

The investment into new machinery and bespoke facilities allowed Collingwood Engineering to improve its service offering to clients, including planned and unplanned maintenance cover with a focus on a quick turnaround.

Collingwood Engineering specialize in precision machining including Turning, Drilling, Welding, Boring, Slotting, Milling, Fabrication, and Screw Cutting to a wide variety of clients in the following sectors, Manufacturing, Food, Water, Petro-Chemical, Steel, Marine, Rail, and Agricultural for local, national, and international clients. Their team of highly skilled engineers have a wealth of expertise in precision machining, working with a wide variety of materials ranging from plastics to stainless steel and more specialized materials.

Further investment is planned in the coming years on both machinery and team members, which would include new CNC machines and a further intake of qualified workshop machinists and apprentices to support their growth and to support local industry and fuel the Humber economy.

“Collingwood Engineering has been providing quality engineering services to local, national, and international clients for over fifty years,” adds Jason. Building on a good reputation and service which has seen new clients join them based upon the reputation and recommendations of existing clients, Collingwood Engineering continues to build upon the 50-year history.

For many years, they have offered urgent breakdown works and this has now been expanded to ensure that your urgent works are their priority, to ensure a fast response enabling you to be back in operation as quickly as possible, to minimize your downtime
As well as unplanned maintenance, they also work with companies on planned maintenance, which includes supporting many local contracting companies with their onsite works.

Continuous improvement and training using Solidworks to reproduce and create drawings for our clients of parts manufactured have been implemented. which is playing a leading role in upskilling our team.

Jason said: “We’re dedicated to being a first-rate engineering specialist that applies exceptional levels of skill, expertise, and industry knowledge to every project. Collingwood Engineering values its employees and invests in their personal development, which has included the implementation of clear company procedures, health and safety policies, and onsite facilities.”

Additional milestones have taken the form of ISO9001:2015 certification, which offers all clients full traceability from order to delivery, complementing this with a new fleet of vehicles to offer a collection and delivery service covering both the north and south bank and the implementation of a fully networked jobs system to improve job planning and efficiency across the whole team, which has resulted in a vast improvement in organization and planning of works.

The improvements implemented have increased the company turnover five-fold in the last four years, and further growth is predicted in 2022 and beyond.

They continue to strive to improve on their service offering to clients, continue to invest in training for their team, and expand their capabilities whilst remaining an SME.

They are pleased to be able to support companies ranging from SME to PLC companies and welcome all inquiries.

To see how Collingwood engineering can help your company visit www.collingwoodengineering.co.uk
Call their team on 01652 632388 or send your inquiries to info@collingwoodengineering.co.uk