Penso British Engineering

Driven by industry knowledge

Penso was established in 2000 by Daniel Hurcombe and David Roche, two experienced manufacturing professionals with a background in design, finite analysis and composites.

The duo, who had worked in senior roles on automotive, F1 and Indy Car projects, spotted a niche in the marketplace to use their skills and contacts to create a UK-based engineering solutions provider that could respond quickly to the changing dynamics of global industry.

They quickly recognised the need to surround themselves with experts in their field, leading to the creation of a senior management team that, today, are crucial to delivering our anticipated growth.

Find out more about the key figures behind the business…


Daniel Hurcombe

Daniel Hurcombe

Managing Director

Experience: 25 years working within the automotive sector, including Managing Director of Bertrandt UK.
Skills: Computer-aided Design (CAD) and Project Management.


Dave Roche

David Roche

Technical Director

Experience: 20 years working across Formula 1, IndyCar and providing consultancy to automotive OEMs
Skills: Finite element analysis and composites


jevon

Jevon Thurston-Thorpe

Operations Director

Experience: 30 years experience, including holding MD positions at London Taxi International and Modec
Skills: Industrial Design and Transportation


Michael Collins

Michael Collins

Marketing and Sales Director

Experience: 20 years within automotive and engineering and key figure in securing recent projects for Jaguar and Land Rover. Prokurist at Bertrandt
Skills: Business Development in automotive engineering services


Chris H. Siedler

Finance Director

Experience: Over 25 years of experience mainly in the construction and automotive industries, proven track record of successfully leading groups and enterprises as CFO in an international environment
Skills: Business development and optimisation

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2000

P+Z Engineering officially formed in the UK

2004

Management buy-out of P+Z

2005

Rebranded as Penso Consulting

2008

Specialist vehicle manufacturing project secured for Mercedes-Benz to customise Vito taxis for London

2010

Penso achieves ISO/TS16949 accreditation

2011

Duke of York visits Penso’s Coventry site as an example of best practice manufacturing

2012

Penso hits the 100 employee mark after winning a number of new contracts

2014

Second factory opened in Coventry, providing a dedicated production line for the Mercedes-Benz Vito taxi

2014

New design and technical office opened in Brentwood, London

2014

£8.5m invested in new composite technology production capacity, including dedicated tool room, hot compression moulding and HP RTM.

2015

Strategic agreement with Pricol Technologies of India signed and new office opened

2015

3,500 Mercedes-Benz Vito Taxi rolls off the production line

2015

Cytec reinforces its position as a key composites partner in the serial automotive market by acquiring an equity position in Penso