A Celebration of Engineering in Lincoln

Fenner Precision is announcing attendance at Lincoln Spark Engineering Festival in May – Celebrating Lincolns Engineering Heritage!


What is the event?

Fenner Precision will be part of the celebration which is held in Lincoln Cathedral and the central focal point of the event is a 50ft timeline of Lincolns Engineering heritage. The aim is to celebrate the Engineering and Manufacturing companies in Lincoln and the origins of the companies, where they are now and the future aspirations.

Why is Fenner Precision attending?

The Fenner Precision and James Dawson company history dates back to the 1870’s and the two sister companies are celebrating over 145 years of successful business together.

In 1872, Mr James Dawson,  set up a leather boot making shop on Sincil Street in Lincoln. Soon after setting up the business, he began to make leather belting for Lincoln based firms who made threshing machinery – this is where the business began to specialise in manufacturing components that drive applications. Over the next years the business expanded considerably, products diversified and the business became part of the Fenner Group in 1978 as the Special Belting Division. By 2006, James Dawson was so successful and had such diverse products that the company decided to split into two separate business units, James Dawson focused on specialist silicone hoses and Fenner Precision was formed to focus on custom precision components – the umbrella term for the sister companies products is known as Precision Polymers.

A full overview of the two companies history is coming soon!


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