FACILITIES, CAPABILITIES, PEOPLE – THE DOWSON TEAM

From a new 48,000 sq ft factory in Keighley, West Yorkshire, Dowson Food Machinery has significantly expanded manufacturing capability to better serve UK and international markets. With almost three times the space, Dowson is now able to take on larger and more complex projects for many more customers in the UK and elsewhere. The offices now incorporate CAD and SolidWorks capability. Facilities include an in-house machine shop, welding and fabrication, a bead blasting bay and paint booth, along with a full in-house electrical section.

We also have a food machinery assembly area which allows us to lay out complete lines in our factory for testing prior to despatch, usually with ‘live’ product, which ensures that installation and commissioning of Dowson equipment go as smoothly as possible on site.

Our combination of factory equipment and skilled engineers means we are able to manufacture almost 90 per cent of the components that make up our products. This gives us better quality control ensuring our equipment works better for you, from day one.

Our in-house engineering team includes skilled machinists who have been with Dowson for over 20 years. We have experienced engineers working throughout the company, young apprentices that we are training ourselves, and a diverse senior management team bringing valuable experience from within and outside Dowson. Our sister company, Spooner Industries, specialises in industrial ovens, dryers, coolers, provers and proofers, and energy recovery equipment, complementing our expertise in the bakery sector and providing a similar level of superb engineering excellence.

We also provide first-class support and back-up for our existing equipment in service, wherever it may be in the world. This includes service and maintenance agreements as well as spares and advice (see page 11 of brochure). We have developed many unique machines over the years and are happy to discuss your specific requirements, providing workable solutions to your bakery needs and challenges. Dowson engineering expertise is second to none and is reflected in our ever-expanding range of specialist bakery products.