BEEAs Winners: Dynamic Load Monitoring

The Small Company of the Year is a specialist in the design, manufacture, repair and calibration of load cells and load monitoring equipment.

Category Sponsor: Engineering Solutions Live

Headline Sponsor: Distrupol

Judges' Quote: "A company that is delivering data in real time that will have a profound impact on maintaining critical industrial infrastructure."

Dynamic Load Monitoring (DLM) has been a family-run business since it was established; however since the takeover of another family eight years ago, DLM has undergone a significant overhaul. The first change was migrating to online processes opposed to paper, ensuring the business ran smoothly and more efficiently.

In 2015 DLM secured a funding grant, which meant it acquired a second building adjacent to its current headquarters in Nursling. The grant allowed us to expand the workshop space to encompass new a compression and two new tension and compression machines which has enabled it to test a range of new products and test equipment in house.

DLM works across a variety of industries. In order to maintain a competitive edge DLM ensure that it offer great customer service to each and every client, build up a good report with both existing and new customers, giving the customer no reason to look elsewhere. A recent survey of DLM customers illustrates 94.7% of customers were very satisfied or satisfied with the service they received from DLM.

DLM is proud of what it does and the quality of products that it produces, and it believes that the quality of products gains a competitive edge over the other companies. It uses local machining companies and manufactures its goods on site to the highest standard. 92.9% of current customers said they were satisfied with the quality of products that they receive from us.

DLM is always looking at ways to improve not just its customer service and quality of its products but also its product range. It keeps abreast of latest information within the industry by attending and exhibiting at conferences and networking events across the globe. DLM consistently updates and adds to its product range to include the latest technology.

DLM has exceeded in the category of innovation in the last couple of years. Since expanding the business in 2015, it has developed a DLM Design team, whose expertise lie in the ability to custom design, not only load cells but also load monitoring and electronic systems to clients’ exact requirements. Its multi-skilled engineering team consists of electronic, mechanical and systems engineers with over 40 years of combined design experience in a multitude of industries including lifting and rigging, offshore, oil and gas, subsea and industrial.

A recent product, produced by the DLM Design team, the Subsea Datalogging Tensile Link recently won Spirit of Innovation Award at the Seawork Exhibition.

DLM’s design team blends industry experience, innovation and application knowledge to produce a first class solution to design needs and system requirements. Its engineers apply this philosophy to all projects allowing for designs which are built to industry standard and durable for all types of use, including EN and BS standard and ATEX/IECEX directives.

DLM has managed to succeed despite competition from larger organisation as it differentiates itself from competitors by finding a niche in the market and specialising in custom built load pin as well as offering the standard tensile link load cells that other, larger competitors offer