Established in 1975 and based in Heysham, Lancashire, Alan Dick Engineering Ltd (ADE) provides a wide-ranging sub-contract engineering, machining and fabrication service to the industry. Over the years, ADE has gained a high reputation for the quality of service by working closely with its customers.

By providing both machining and fabrication services, ADE has become a ‘One Stop Engineering Shop’, allowing us to provide both practical and cost-effective solutions to meet your specific requirements. We specialise in bespoke, quick turnaround work, servicing all sectors including the nuclear, offshore, marine, food, construction and chemical industries.

Our Capability

For Machining and Fabrication, ADE has one of the largest manufacturing capabilities in the Lancaster area.

We offer an in-house 3D CAD department that can reverse engineer sample parts and produce manufacturing drawings for future use.

We have a large capacity for machining all ferrous and non-ferrous metals including:
3-axis Milling: Up to 8000mm length, 1800mm height and 1200 in width. Max. weight of 1750kg
Turning: Up to 450mm Diameter and 1000mm length

Our fabrication facilities allow us to construct fabrications up to 5000mm high and up to 5t in weight in both ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
Plate rolling up to 15mm thick
Plate bending upto 15mm thick
Tube/Pipe Bending up to 100mm diameter

Our team of highly skilled engineers can install fabrications or carry out repairs on site to suit your requirements.

Our Machining and Fabrication Services

From manufacturing bespoke tooling, refurbishing exhaust manifolds off gas engines, to modifying and upgrading existing machinery, ADE is able to tackle most engineering challenges – and deliver.

Our services include:

  • Conventional and CNC Machining of ferrous and non-ferrous materials
  • Coded Welding
  • CE Marked Structural steelwork to BS EN 1090-1
  • Offshore Fabrications to EEMUA 158 & EEMUA 197 Specifications
  • Material bending & rolling
  • Welded and threaded pipework
  • Work can be carried out on-site
  • In-house design service

Our Standards

ADE is committed to providing first-class engineering solutions to our customers.

Our BS EN ISO 9001:2015 accredited quality system ensures that every job meets our customer’s highest standards. We are also accredited to BS EN 1090 Execution Class 3 for the design, manufacture and installation of CE marked structural steelwork. ADE has also been audited and qualified by Achilles to UVDB Category B1, allowing us to pre-qualify for the utility sector in the UK.

Contact Us

Located close to the M6 motorway and the port of Heysham, ADE is ideally placed to deliver your next engineering project.


Middleton Road, Heysham
Lancashire, LA3 2SE


01524 855 011


01524 859 158