Who we are

Dawson Shanahan: History, Experience and Resources 


Our history spans over 80 years experience in precision engineering, starting out as a manufacturer of critical parts for anti-lock braking systems on  Lancaster bombers  during the Second World War. Since then we’ve partnered with customers in almost every sector of industry, from automotive and motorsports to aviation, power distribution, electronics and medical. 


Today, we have the knowledge, skills, and resources to engineer innovative solutions from one-off parts to high volume components. 


In particular, we specialise in cold forming and machining in many different metals including copper, aluminium and ferrous plus a variety of exotic materials, and offer:  

  • a total service, from design and prototyping, with advice on best manufacturing practices, to pre-production and then high or low volume supply 
  • a proactive approach with technical and commercial advice to help you find the best solution at optimum cost 
  • 24 hour production with a flexible and friendly service 
  • advanced 3D solid modelling systems for fast component development 

  • extensive engineering facilities, with both cold forming and precision machining shops to provide manufacturing flexibility to meet your exact needs 
  • dedicated logistics support to ensure delivery where and when you require, anywhere in the world, including Kanban, just in time (JIT) and consignment stock 

1920’s engine rebuilding business



Our customers range from start-ups to multi-nationals from around the world.

We understand the needs of traditional and emerging markets, and have the knowledge and experience to develop component solutions that meet the most demanding technical and commercial specification.


Our innovative precision cold formed and engineered solutions are in use in equipment around the world, from the stratosphere to the depths of ocean.


What we’ve achieved for our customers to date, we can achieve for you; call us today to find out more:
+44 (0)1938 551700 or complete our contact form.


Here are just a few of the areas we’re working in:

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