Providers of general engineering, light fabrication and all types of welding services.
Based in derby we are able to provide services and support to clients located throughout the Midlands.
General engineering & fabrication specialists
All types of welding (Including aluminium and magnesium)
Sub-contract engineers to the Aerospace, Railway and many other engineering sectors
Manufacture & servicing of equipment for the food industry
All types of motor sport (From Vintage Motorcycles to modern day Prestige motor cars)
TIG & MIG welding of all materials - Stainless steel, Aluminium etc
Milling all materials both horizontal and vertical (Bridgeport)
Turning all materials by centre lathe capstan or turret lathe
Keyway slotting to 14mm and woodruff key seating
Ring disc and flywheel grinding (up to 310mm)
Light sheet metal work in all materials
Drilling, boring & sawing
Gas fluxed brazing of T45 531 etc
Tube bending up to 32mm steel 38mm aluminium
Line boring of crankshaft bearing housings & camshafts etc
Dynamic balancing of crankshafts, flywheels, clutches & brake disks etc
First formed in 1981 by John Ridgard, primarily to produce frame and other ancillary components for motorcycle road racing. DRS have supplied products and services across all levels from from club races to 500 Grand Prix level.
Over 500 motorcycle frames were produced and sold all across the world, reaching places as far as South Africa, Sweden, Japan, America and even Australia. Many examples are still in use today in club racing and early stocks. This can be seen as a testement to the quality and durability of our workmanship, as these components are up to 20 years old. Perhaps some may be seen in years to come in Classic racing!
As the road racing scene evolved into a more production based classes, DRS had to rely on sub-contract engineering for income. Over the following years our cusomer base grew, encompasing a diverse range of industries.
In 1994 Aston Engineering, a long standing client of DRS with growing requirements for our services, bought the company. Re-locating to our current premises, DRS are able to provide a higher level of service for their racing & renovation projects, whilst still providing a high standard of service to our existing clients.