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.

The Carr’s Group plc Engineering Division is now made up of six businesses with advanced manufacturing facilities in the UK, Germany and the United States. 

The division also comprises of:

  • Carr’s MSM (acquired 2003) – Based in Swindon, UK. Specialising in remote handling equipment for the nuclear industry, medical research and toxic environments. The master slave manipulators it produces are commissioned for use in both the UK and internationally.

  • Wälischmiller Engineering GmbH (acquired 2009)- Based in Markdorf, Germany. Focused on the design and manufacture of remote handling technology, robotics and radiation equipment. Supplying equipment to nuclear facilities and research centres as well as the oil and gas industry throughout the world.

  • Chirton Engineering (acquired 2014) – Based in North Shields, UK. Precision engineering specialists, primarily manufacturing components for the worldwide Oil & Gas industry, Formula 1 Racing and for high performance road cars.

  • NuVision Engineering (Acquired 2017)- Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, with operations in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. A science, technology, engineering, field services and fabrication solutions company, who are focussed on providing value in commercial and government nuclear power plant facilities, government waste remediation facilities and waste clean-up.

  • NW Total Engineered Solutions (Acquired 2019) – Based in Barrow in Furness, UK. A manufacturing and engineering company specialising in process equipment packages especially pipe installation.


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.