About Us


T E Davies, Founder

City Engineering was founded by Mr T. E. Davies in 1947 as a fabricator and sheet metal working business servicing local engineering companies in the Bristol area, such as ‘Bristol Aircraft Company’ and ‘Westinghouse’. The business prospered and in 1958 moved into a purpose built factory in Fishponds, Bristol, in which the business remains to this day.

In the late 1970s City Engineering became one of the first businesses in the UK to install ‘Computer Numerical Control (CNC)’ technology and moved to the forefront of the application of this sophisticated technology. Under the direction of Mr Davies’s son, Robert Davies Phd. The new CNC technology was used to to expand City Engineering’s capabilities during the construction boom of the 1980’s. City Engineering rapidly became a national supplier of bespoke architectural pressings and fabrications for high-tech commercial developers.

In the early 1990’s, City Engineering diversified into laser technology as one of the first companies in the region to adopt precision laser cutting to sheet metal cutting and welding. The new technology yielded huge benefits in efficiency, quality and precision. City Engineering further diversified by gaining the very demanding AS 9100 rev C accreditation for Aircraft, Space & Defence industries. The business went on to become a key supplier to many of the preeminent manufacturers in these industries as well as the leading companies in the telecoms and oil and gas industries.

On 28 August 2015 Cyrus Investment Management LLP acquired the assets and goodwill of City Engineering (Bristol) Ltd, following the conclusion of successful negotiations with Baker Tilly LLP, the Administrators of City Engineering(Bristol) Ltd who were appointed on Thursday 20th August 2015.

A new company has been formed, City Engineering Systems (Bristol) Ltd; all of the plant and equipment, historical drawings, technical information, patents, and outstanding orders including work in progress, together with key personnel have been retained. Please see the Customer Press Release from Cyrus Investment Management LLP for further details.


Robert Davies, BA PhD, Chairman

City Engineering is a well equipped, substantial and competent engineering company. Not so obvious, but equally important, is the vast experience at all levels within the business, and also the enthusiasm that everyone here has for engineering, for achieving excellence and for providing customer support from the handling of enquiries through to delivery and beyond.

Fair Treatment
City Engineering is a company run honestly and fairly on strict ethical principles. Our aim is to treat our clients well by fulfilling or exceeding contractual obligations and to win their business over the long term.

City Engineering takes seriously any commitments given to clients, e.g., we will not knowingly make a delivery promise we are unable to achieve.

City Engineering has a policy of communication with clients so that if problems of production or delivery do arise, clients are kept fully in the picture.