Pressure vessels


Bendalls Engineering was founded in 1894 as a family owned business and has always been at the forefront of fabrication technology. In the 1920’s, the company manufactured the body panels for Donald Campbell’s Bluebird land and water record breaking speed machines.
During the 1950’s, Bendalls Engineering became one of the first suppliers of bespoke equipment into Windscale, Britain’s first nuclear facility. To this day, Bendalls Engineering remains a leading player in supplying to the nuclear industry. In the 1970’s, Bendalls manufactured pressure equipment for the burgeoning North Sea oil and land based petrochemical industry and has since become a global player within this sector.
In 1996, Bendalls Engineering was bought by Carr’s Milling Industries PLC, now Carr’s Group PLC, and is an essential part of the expanding Carr’s Fabrication & Precision Engineering Division.
Our operational base occupies 56,000 square feet over two sites within Kingstown Industrial Estate in Carlisle, Cumbria.  Bendalls provides capability across four workshops for large scale fabrication up to 250 tonne, dedicated assembly and testing facilities, a large X-Ray bay to carry out on site radiography and an in-house machine shop facility.


Carr’s Group PLC was founded in 1831 by Jonathan Dodgson Carr and quickly became one of the largest baking businesses in Britain. Bendalls Engineering was the first engineering business acquired by Carr’s Group PLC in 1996 followed by
  • 2003 – Master Slave Manipulator specialists Carr’s MSM 
  • 2009 – Nuclear Robotic Arms specialists Wälischmiller GmbH
  • 2014 – Precision machining component specialist for the oil and gas industry Chirton Engineering
  • 2017 – US based technology and applications engineering company NuVision
  • 2019 – Service and manufacturing business providing value added solutions to the nuclear industries NW Total.
Alongside a now expanded engineering division, Carr’s also have an agricultural division which has been expanding since 1997 across the UK, Germany and the US. In 2016, Carr’s Flour Mills Ltd was sold enabling the group to focus on high value markets solely within Agriculture and Engineering.


Bendalls Engineering continues to grow its market share. We engage in the global market allowing us to seek new opportunities as well as providing our services to our long-standing valued clients.
Recently, we have made significant investment in our manufacturing capabilities acquiring the latest equipment and technology. Also, we continue to invest heavily in developing our people allowing sustained growth and progression.