James Dawson

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Manufacturing Since 1865

James Dawson has a rich and intricate history of manufacturing

Over 150 years of expertise


Fenner Group is bought by Michelin for approximately £1.3billion and incorporated into their High Tech Materials Division


About James Dawson 2006


By this time, James Dawson had developed such a highly successful and diverse product range that sub divisions were created, such as Fenner Precision who focused on the precision belting range.

About James Dawson 2003


James Dawson opened a factory in Shanghai, China, known as Dawson Polymer Products.

About James Dawson 1978


James Dawson & Son Ltd joined the Fenner Group becoming the “Special Belting Division”.

About James Dawson 1970


The introduction of new silicone rubber products, in particular the manufacture of silicone rubber hose for commercial and passenger transport, further diversified the product ranges and aided the company’s growth. 

About James Dawson 1914


Moulded endless V Belts were developed for large horse power machinery and this department aided the company’s growth and survival in the tough times after the war, when many local businesses closed.

About James Dawson 1865


James Dawson originally set up a business making leather boots but later moved on to make leather belting for local agricultural machinery.

Over 150 years of expertise and we meet the most rigorous standards in the world


A Truly Global Supplier

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Our Locations

Lincoln, UK
Stoke, UK
Hamburg, Germany
Shanghai, China
Delhi, India
Okayama, Japan
North Carolina, USA
New York, USA

Decades of experience and expertise in the development and manufacture of polymeric solutions for international markets