United in Ambition

The Richard Alan Group is a portfolio of businesses, united in ambition. Established in 1970, the Dewsbury, West Yorkshire-based Richard Alan Group specialises in Engineering and Manufacturing, and is responsible for nurturing and supporting each company, encouraging growth and achieving sustained results in their individual markets.

The Richard Alan Group stands for quality, innovation, value for money and excellent customer experience. Our partnership approach creates a unified culture based on a passion for unlimited success. Our companies are part of a family, we work together to deliver the best for our clients.

Each of our companies shares a vision to be the best and this commitment has lead to the Richard Alan Group being listed as one of the London Stock Exchange Group’s ’1000 Companies To Inspire Britain’.

The Richard Alan Group specialises in Engineering, Manufacturing, Precision Engineering, CNC Machining, Scaffolding and Water Treatment Equipment. The group is based in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, and is involved in projects across the globe.


“Our vision is to create a group of exciting companies led by highly talented people who possess a passion and deep rooted desire to succeed. We will encourage people to become entrepreneurs in their own right, generating a positive “can-do” culture where success is recognised and highly rewarded. Our continued growth will stem from individual people with a real ambition and a deep desire for personal success. We work together as a partnership. Our staff are part of a strong culture with shared values. We are focused on exceeding expectations and delivering quality products that make a real difference.”

Managing Director, Richard Alan Group

  • Success is born out of passion for all that we do.

    The Richard Alan Group companies share a passion for success. Through every client interaction, new product development and every project delivered, we use our passion to be the best. We stand for quality, innovation, value for money and excellent customer experience. We use our passion to live and breathe these beliefs every day. We operate and build from our base in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire and trade globally.

  • Success is achieved when we reach our goals and remain willing to surpass them.

    Our companies are full of people who are possessed with a ‘go for it’ attitude and a great will to succeed. We set big goals and give our staff the tools, support and resources to achieve them. Achievement is recognised, celebrated and rewarded.

  • Success is possible when we work together.

    A partnership is built on the foundations of shared commitment and responsibility. It is our partnership approach that truly sets us apart. Our companies, staff and customers can feel part of a shared culture, focused on exceeding expectations and delivering quality products.

  • Success is maintained through continued commitment to exceptional performance.

    Only by truly committing to exceptional performance can it be achieved. Our success would not have been possible without it. This continued focus on exceptional performance is what has given the Richard Alan Group unrivalled success spanning more than 40 years.


  • 1970

    Richard Alan Engineering was formed by Alan Bragan and Richard Johnson. The partnership was forged whilst working together as heads of the maintenance team at a Batley carpet mill.

  • 1970

    Inside the original workshop, which was based in Halifax, West Yorkshire.

  • 1973

    The company relocated to an old, converted Sunday school chapel in Batley Carr. Initially, the business was predominantly textile engineering and manufacturing, later becoming more focused on the local chemical industry.

  • 1990

    The sons took over the business and the founding directors retired. Robert Johnson became Managing Director.

  • 1995

    The first acquisition was a stainless steel manufacturing and engineering sub-contractor, H Wilman & Sons, formerly a vinegar brewery, on Grange Road, Batley.

  • 1997

    The business was relocated from Batley Carr to a new, purpose-built facility at Shaw Cross, Dewsbury. The new site was chosen for its ideal central location and offered scope for expansion.

  • 1997

    Allied Colloids awarded us the outsourcing agreement for the manufacture, engineering and assembly of polymer equipment. In line with this development, we established an electrical, control and instrumentation department within Richard Alan Engineering to support it.

  • 1999

    Following a partnership forged with Cemo Pumps, South Africa and the later acquisition of Peter Rayner Ltd, a long-established and respected gearbox manufacturer based in Leeds, the creation of a pump and gearbox business signified the birth of the Richard Alan Group.

  • 2005

    We acquired Scaffolding Access Solutions, a Bradford-based scaffolding contractor, allowing us to supply scaffolding systems as part of the group offering.

  • 2007

    AM Recruitment is acquired, and becomes part of the Richard Alan Group, expanding our portfolio of services into temporary and permanent staff recruitment.

  • 2007

    Following the acquisition in 2000 of South Leigh Engineering, we then, in 2003, acquired Gary Dyson Engineering Ltd, further expanding our machining operation. Richard Alan Engineering’s machining facility was given its own identity in 2007 as Ramco CNC

  • 2011

    Additional manufacturing facilities were secured in Earlsheaton, Dewsbury for mild steel fabrication, expanding our structural capabilities.

  • 2011

    RAE launches Richard Alan Water, a range of water and waste water treatment equipment. It was the first complete product range designed, manufactured and supplied by our engineering business and was aimed predominantly at water-intensive industries.

  • 2014

    Richard Alan Group invited to meet HRH The Duke Of York as part of Apprenticeship Week 2014. The group maintains a commitment to training the next generation of engineers.

  • 2015

    Yilmaz UK Ltd become a Richard Alan group company. We are the UK assembly centre for European industrial gearbox manufacturer Yilmaz Reduktor and have a vast portfolio of industrial gearboxes, electric motors and variable speed drives for a wide range of industries.


The Richard Alan Group consists of a range of centrally operated companies. With a cross section of complementary services, each company is committed to offering the very best service. Mostly operating from our expansive complex in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire the group specialises in engineering, manufacturing, precision engineering, scaffolding, construction, water treatment equipment, pumps, gearboxes and recruitment.

  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

    The complete engineering solution; fabrication, installation and integrated services.

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  • Scaffolding Access Solutions

    Design, supply and the assembly of a wide range of scaffolding systems.

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  • Pumps and Gearboxes

    Supply, design, installation, commissioning and servicing of pumps and gearboxes.

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  • Yilmaz UK Ltd

    We are the UK assembly centre for European industrial gearbox manufacturer Yilmaz Reduktor

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  • AM Recruitment

    Providing a range of temporary and permanent recruitment solutions.

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Could your business benefit from being part of our group?

ragDEN – Turning dreams into a reality. The Richard Alan Group’s Dragons Den.

Do you have a really great idea and need help to develop it? Do you have an existing business but need some help to take it to the next level, achieving rapid growth?

The Dewsbury, West Yorkshire based Richard Alan Group offers opportunities to business people and budding entrepreneurs who have a real desire to succeed. We provide high-growth businesses with central support functions, helping them grow and thrive.

If you have a genuine business idea or existing business that requires investment, why not contact us today? It may be the best business decision you will ever make.

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