Dawson Precision Components (DPC) was founded in 1965 by Bill Dawson and Frank Dawson, who initially supplied parts to manufacturing and engineering clients including the Ferranti Group. The quality ethos was evident from the first day of business.
Our business is still family-owned today, now run by Managing Director Simon Dawson, Finance Director Julie Hughes and Sales Director Paul Dawson.
In recent years we have expanded our facilities and services, investing significantly in the latest machining equipment, new production control software, inspection facilities and skills to boost our already enviable reputation.
Today the company employs almost 50 staff and great emphasis is placed on their skills, training and career development.
We have an excellent reputation in the precision engineering, component manufacturing and training sectors for our products, services and facilities, along with our highly-skilled workforce and apprenticeship programmes.
Dawson Precision Components (DPC) combines quality engineering and precision manufacturing services with the friendly style and values of a progressive family-owned business.
Our aim is to provide the best CNC milling and turning services, and to manufacture top-quality precision components for clients in sectors including medical, marine, automotive, aerospace, aviation, petrochemicals and utilities.
A family-run business, we place great emphasis on product quality, integrity, service, and excellent relationships with clients and staff.
We have highly experienced and qualified personnel across all our manufacturing and ancillary services.
Our values are reflected across our business through our punctual and bespoke customer service, quality products, excellent career opportunities and benefits for staff and our wider links to the community.
A socially responsible company, we are keen to take an active role in the local community. We regularly offer work placements for local students and also support the business community and charity events.
We are keen to promote manufacturing and engineering in the UK and welcome visitors to see our facilities in Oldham, Greater Manchester, to find out more about DPC.
Dawson Precision Components is founded in Shaw, near Oldham, in 1965 by Bill Dawson and Frank Dawson. With excellent links to manufacturers in the north of England, they supplied parts to manufacturing and engineering clients including Ferranti.
Bill and Frank grow the business by building a strong reputation for supplying high-quality precision components.
Brother and sister Simon Dawson and Julie Hughes and cousin Paul Dawson take over the reigns as managing director, finance director, and sales director.
Simon, Julie and Paul oversee a £1million expansion of DPC’s workshops and offices. Existing equipment is repositioned for better efficiency and create space for additional machinery.
Dawson Precision Components takes the initiative by advancing its engineering activities and undertaking more investment. New equipment is bought and staff undertake cross-discipline training and NVQs. When the economy improves, DPC is ready with better facilities and better-skilled staff.
The most recent investment is in the Progress Plus production control system. This provides real-time shopfloor data to boost productivity, save time and cut administrative input and clerical errors. It also helps with HR tasks, time records and employee skills..Read More
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