About Us

Drive Lines Technologies Ltd

Drive Lines Technologies Ltd

Part of the RARUK Group, Drive Lines Technologies represent 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

Sales Director

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.

Jon Ray

Technical Sales Engineer

I joined Drive Lines in March 2024, coming from a technical sales background in linear motion and product transportation.

I am an engineering graduate from Coventry University with over 20 years of experience in aerospace and defence engineering, before moving to general engineering consultancy and technical sales in 2018.

I have multiple large project consultancy experience having worked with many customers on long lead, high value projects in aerospace, nuclear, FMCG and OEM machine building environments.

In my spare time I enjoy walking with my family and the occasional round of golf with friends.

Sales Support Manager

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 Managing Director of Drive Lines and acquired shares in the business.  In 2022 the decision was made to sell Drive Lines to the RAR group to safeguard the future of the business.  This was completed in April 2023.

I semi-retired and resigned as Managing Director of Drive Lines in April 2024, now working part-time in a support capacity.

 Outside of work I have an interest in engineering heritage and assist in the running of an aviation society.  I also enjoy participating in events with the Mercedes-Benz club.

Senior Internal Sales 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.

Office Manager

I joined Drivelines in April 2021, I have many years in finance where I worked for two care homes in London. 

I took a break  from accounts for five years working in a secondary school and then 16-18 year old independent living but came to realise my passion is accounts and have been lucky enough to be employed by Drivelines.

In my spare time I enjoy nothing more than sailing up the river in our cruiser boat and dinghy and socialising with friends at the marina.

Meet the Drive Lines team: Tom Jones

Customer Support Administrator

I joined Drive Lines in September 2023 following approximately 13 years in customer-focused roles with a marine wholesaler and later a rooflight manufacturer, building positive relationships with clients through providing information, processing orders and providing quotations for bespoke products.

Outside of work I am a keen gardener, growing vegetables for showing and the kitchen, often winning prizes locally – with some quite heavy onions grown in the last couple of years. Also I have a lifelong interest in reading subjects such as local history, plus as a real ale enthusiast I attend and have volunteered at some beer festivals.

Meet the team: Suryan

Trainee Technical Application Engineer

I joined Drive Lines in January 2024. My background is in Mechanical Engineering, completing a BEng degree with City, University of London. I have previously worked part-time as a Maths tutor for five years.

 Outside of work, as a part of my local Hindu Mandir community, I am a member of a Pipe Band where I play the bagpipes. I have played in various band performances around the UK and the rest of the world, including France, India and more.

Our Suppliers

We have been established since the mid 1980’s – and in that time we have built 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.

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