James Dawson

James Dawson Awarded for Supplier Excellence

James Dawson is immensely proud to have been awarded the Caterpillar Supplier Excellence award.

The award is presented to suppliers in recognition of achieving excellent process control and a desire for ongoing continuous improvement whilst providing a quality product.

As a supplier of Organic & Silicone hoses for over 150 years and James Dawson has been supplying Caterpillar for over 20 years, providing specialist hoses for their off-highway vehicles.

The bronze award required that James Dawson achieve a variety of goals set by Caterpillar including achieving only 300 defects per million products supplied, as well as several other benchmarks. 

“To be awarded the Supplier Excellence Award from Caterpillar is a great honour and a testament to the hard work that every single James Dawson member of staff puts in. James Dawson is committed to improving our customer experience which is why we have recently invested in a new ERP system to streamline work process and improve efficiency. We hope to achieve the Silver and Gold Awards over the next few years”

Lincoln Based Manufacturing

James Dawson are honoured to be a Lincolnshire based manufacturer and are one of the county’s biggest exporters, with approximately 70% of products being shipped to overseas customers from Europe to the US. The manufacturing sector contributes over £4 billion to the Greater Lincolnshire area which is approximately 20% of its economic value. James Dawson & Fenner Precision employs over 200 people over two sites in Lincoln. James Dawson was acquired by Fenner Precision Polymers in 1973 which was then bought by Michelin in 2018.

James Dawson & Fenner Precision manufacture a range of high-quality organic rubber and silicone based products for more information on our capabilities and products visit fennerprecision.com