• Canal Engineering, Nottingham; Stainless Steel Fabricators

    Contemporary metalwork stairs and balustrades

  • Canal Engineering, Nottingham; Stainless Steel Fabricators

    Hardwearing products for hardworking environments

  • Canal Engineering, Nottingham; Stainless Steel Fabricators

    Safer access for an even safer workforce

  • Canal Engineering, Nottingham; Stainless Steel Fabricators

    Fully accredited training academy

Canal Engineering Limited | An Insight into our Company

Canal Engineering Limited has a heritage of design innovation, quality manufacture, skilled fabrication and efficient installation that dates back to its formation in 1924.

As part of the family owned John Lord Group, Canal Engineering enjoys the enthusiastic support and financial backing of a fifth generation business celebrating over 100 years of dedication to business enterprise.

All drawing, manufacture, fabrication and installation is completed by Canal Engineering employees. Having in-house structural engineering consultants also means they can offer design help and advice from the very early stages of any metalwork project.

Often the requirements of a project extend beyond the metalwork: Canal Engineering will take responsibility for the supply and installation of every material that is required; for example glass, timber, stone, leather or acrylic, and liaison with other trades and contractors.

Located in Nottingham, UK, the Canal Engineering production facilities include state of the art manufacturing machinery and equipment. All employees are qualified in all aspects of factory and site work and have the expertise to design and manufacture a diverse range of metalwork products featuring stainless steel, mild steel and aluminium.

Canal Engineering has developed from a family culture to one that embraces modern management and manufacturing techniques. Today, there are over 100 employees in the Canal Engineering team:

Canal Engineering Company Structure

Every member of the team has specialist skills, experience and expertise that contribute to the continued success of the company, which is separated across 5 divisions according to their products and services:

CANAL Architectural
Innovations in architectural metalwork and fabrication for residential and commercial properties

From Heathrow Terminal 5 and iconic retail stores, to residential dwellings, CANAL Architectural fabricate and install your architectural metalwork project beyond your expectation. Your assigned Project Manager will liaise with you from the initial concept design stage all the way through to the final installation of your bespoke staircase, balustrade, sculpture or other project. This service is backed by our knowledgeable architectural team and their additional after care support, where necessary.

ASPEN Stainless
Hygienic and durable, specialist drainage systems, wall kerbing and building protection for industrial and commercial environments

ASPEN Stainless is a high quality range of specialist industrial and commercial products, design and manufactured in the UK out of 304 and 316 grade stainless steel. In addition, ASPEN is an exclusive UK agent for the PolySto hygienic wall protection range providing alternative options, which are manufactured from an extremely strong polymer composite.

AJAX Safe Access
Safe access equipment for working at height and high level loading, which eliminate workplace hazards

Reliable and easy to operate safe access products preventing falls from height and workplace injuries: Tanker access step units, high level platforms, pallet safety gates and bespoke safe access construction. The AJAX Righthite product range is a world leader with units regularly being supplied to countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.

CEATA Training Academy
EAL accredited welding and fabrication training centre for all abilities, from 16 years old

Providing the finest fabrication and welding training courses at the Canal Engineering manufacturing site in Nottingham. CEATA offers a range of courses to enhance the knowledge and skills of a person looking for a new career or to certify their employees to British standards. Students can enrol in the Apprenticeship and Traineeship programmes, which provide the opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised qualification that is accepted by respected employers throughout the UK.

IMPERIAL - Tobacco Reclaiming Machines
Manufacturer & supplier of Tobacco Reclaiming Machines, for up to 95% yeild.

IMPERIAL by Canal Engineering is a UK manufacturer and supplier of tobacco reclaiming machines, which are used globally to recover and recycle up to 95% of tobacco from reject cigarettes and packets. IMPERIAL offer 3 capacity options for tobacco recovery to meet your input demands, which cover a throughput range 250kg/hr, 500kg/hr & 1000kg/hr.

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Martin Price

Please direct all enquiries for CANAL, ASPEN, AJAX or IMPERIAL to one of the team directly: Click here for details.

If your enquiry is more general please contact Martin Price, Managing Director on 0115 986 6321 or by email. With Canal Engineering's skills, experience and expertise behind him; you'll be glad you did!

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Canal Engineering - Regional Apprenticeship Awards
Canal Engineering is delighted to have been awarded 'Highly Commended' at the Midlands Regional Apprenticeship Awards 2016.


Canal Engineering - New Business Expansion Plan
Canal Engineering have employed new staff based on their new expansion plan and 2016/17 business strategy.


BS EN ISO 9001:2008

Canal Engineering has been an accredited ISO Quality Manufacturing Company since 1993; this represents the backbone of Canal Engineering's quality culture.

Company Information

Registered Address; Wellington Cement Works, Ainsworth Road, Bury, Lancashire. BL8 2RS. Registered in England, number 04145340. VAT No. GB 560 6644 38

Canal Engineering Ltd, Lenton Lane, Nottingham, NG7 2PQ

Tel: 0115 986 6321