About UsDrive Lines Technologies Ltd
Drive Lines Technologies Ltd
We are an independent, privately-owned company representing a number of manufacturers from across the world within the mechanical power transmission and automation industry in Great Britain and Ireland.
Established in 1985 and BS EN ISO 9001:2015 approved, we are proud to serve market leaders in many machinery disciplines.
Our mission is to provide reliable, versatile and cost-effective solutions. Service, quality and product excellence is at the heart of our success.
Meet the Team
I am a qualified Marine Engineer and have worked in the transmissions business since 1973.
I established Drive Lines in 1985 with the vision of creating improved levels of service to customers in both OEM and End User sectors. We still maintain this ethos of customer care today.
I joined Drive Lines Technologies Ltd in November 2008 having previously spent several years running my own business.
I completed my engineering apprenticeship and qualified as an Inspector at Vauxhall Motors in Luton. After 11 years I joined Pressurements Ltd, an instrumentation manufacturer, soon becoming Production Manager. A spell as Commercial Manager coincided with the acquisition of the business by GE Industrial Systems, hence my decision to “plough my own furrow” for a while.
In 2015 I was appointed MD of Drive Lines and have recently acquired shares in the business. Outside of work I have an interest in engineering heritage and spend (too much) time in the garage polishing my prized 1962 Alvis saloon.
Technical Sales Engineer
I have worked in power transmission sales for over 16 years and specialise in linear actuation. My early career was in test and development engineering followed by a 2 year stint in international sales promoting non-contact vibration & stress measurement systems.
My first job in engineering was with the Plessey Company where I completed an HNC in mechanical engineering. I continued my technical education by completing a BSc degree with the Open University.
I joined Drive Lines Technologies Ltd in January 2010 having previously worked over 15 years within the engineering sector.
I completed a Mechanical Engineering Modern Apprenticeship and have an HNC in Mechanical Engineering.
Having spent some time as a Technical Sales Engineer with a linear motion company, I eventually started my own businesses as part of a global distribution network, supplying linear and mechanical products which is now incorporated within the Drive Lines portfolio.
I joined Drive Lines in October 2015.
I have worked in a customer focused financial services role most of my working life. I have many years of experience of financial accounting within those roles for large organisations.
Technical Sales Support Engineer
I studied at Chesterfield College for a HND in Foundry Technology and was employed by George Fischer Castings of Bedford. Having spent some time in the foundry Industry, I moved on to construction and then precision sheet metal.
I joined a local Industries sales company in 2005 and moved to my previous employer GKN-Stromag in 2010 predominantly providing technical sales support for brakes, clutches and couplings to heavy industry.
I joined Drive Lines in April 2015.
I have worked in marketing and communications since I graduated, running my own business for much of that time. I joined the Drive Lines team in May 2018 after relocating to Bedford from Dorset, and am looking forward to helping the team to develop their customer relationships.
I am very interested in digital communications, building global networks, and learning about the people behind the technology, telling the stories of what we can achieve with a little imagination and the right know-how.
Outside of work I am usually found reading or writing.
We have been established since the mid 1980’s – and in that time we have build solid, dependable relationships with a number of high-end, quality manufacturers of products we are proud to bring to the UK market.
As a team we take care to select the very best designs, manufactured to the highest internationally recognized standards, ensuring that we offer only the best to our own clients, and source the highest quality of components to guarantee that your designs will perform flawlessly.
The time we have spent building these relationships ensures that we are also able to secure the most competitive pricing. You can rely on Drive Lines Technologies to source the very highest quality parts at prices you’ll like.
Most of our components are manufactured in Germany, and all meet the very highest of standards.
Our suppliers components have been used in applications from the smallest robotic motion in food manufacturing through to space exploration on the ISS, no matter how big or small the ambitions of your project, we know that we can help you to identify the products best suited and tailor the design specifications, to meet your precise needs.