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The Company

Richard Alan is, at heart, an engineering company with the ambition to exceed customer expectations - by delivering the best engineering products and services tailored to meet the unique needs of each client.

From humble beginnings the company has grown from a partnership between two friends to a successful international business with specialised skill sets that complement each other.

This collection of talent and resource allows Richard Alan to provide integrated engineering solutions across a variety of applications, making for a more collaborative, cost effective and professional service.

Founded in 1970 and now based in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, Richard Alan Engineering is one of the North of England's most innovative, ambitious and capable engineering firms and a leading force in the design, fabrication, installationcommission and maintenance of Custom Pressure Vessels, bespoke Industrial Water Tanks & Silos, Reactors and Process Pipework for customers in the water, chemical, paper, pharmaceutical, oil & gas, and food & drink industries, in the UK and Europe, ranging from local manufacturing clients to blue chip global companies.

Our strength lies in our ability to deliver world-class engineering solutions. We have built our company on excellence in engineering and fabrication, ingenuity in design and an on-going investment in the skills of our people.

Richard Alan offer clients: the flexibility and responsiveness of a specialist SME supplier, coupled with the stability and breadth of expertise that comes from being part of a larger, multi-disciplined engineering group.

Our people

our people

Our workforce now numbers in excess of 150 people and each and every one of them has an important role to play in the success of the business, from the youngest apprentice to the longest serving team members,.

our people



Quality assurance is at the core of everything we do. We are committed to the continual improvement of our people, products and processes, and are accredited to a number of national and international standards.


Health and safety

health & safety

It is our aim to achieve a working environment in all projects that is free of work related accidents, dangerous occurrences and ill health, and to this end we will pursue continuing improvements from year to year.

Health & safety

Richard Alan Group

richard alan group

Our history extends all the way back to 1970 when Richard Johnson went into partnership with colleague Alan Bragan to form an engineering business at a small workshop in Halifax.

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