North West engineering firm, DefProc has reported a 168% increase in pre tax profit between December 2022 and May 2023 (from £15,041 to £40,392), against the same period the previous year.
DefProc Engineering has also secured a six-figure deal with Northern Gas Network to create a Smart Gas Pressure Sensor, which will fill the expected market need for the monitoring of supply pressure and low-pressure shut-off status, significantly reducing the disruption in homes if gas supply is lost. This is one of eight big project wins for the firm over the last six months alone, worth a total of £236,000.
The operation of the Smart Gas Pressure Sensor will include maximising the stability of introducing hydrogen on the network, reducing the need for engineer callouts, and minimising disruption in properties where it is fitted. Householders will also get real-time updates about problems with their gas supply and the cause.
Jen Fenner, managing director at DefProc, credits the hard work and dedication of the company’s small team of six for this growth:
“This business growth is a testament to the strategic vision and unwavering dedication of the DefProc team, and drive for continued innovation, excellence and client satisfaction.
“The Smart Gas Pressure Sensor is an example of how our engineering solutions can drive meaningful impact – making a real difference to everyday life and solving problems.
“As a small business, collaborations with the likes of Northern Gas Network validate our expertise and drive us to continuously innovate, evolve and impress.”
DefProc provides a wide range of services including software, CAD, structural engineering, 3D printing, and design for manufacture to clients across the UK in sectors such as care, telehealth, green energy innovation, maritime, environmental monitoring, MedTech, automotive, sports technology, utilities, tech for good and health and safety.
The company is currently recruiting for a graduate electrical engineer from Liverpool City Region Area through the LCR Graduate Scheme.