Founded in 1969

Proud of our engineering heritage

Pailton Engineering is a global leader in the design and manufacture of steering systems for Commercial and Military vehicles.   From our base in Coventry, England, our 90,000 sq. ft. factory offers fully incorporated design, test and production facilities to the latest quality and manufacturing standards.

We are focussed on assisting mid-volume Original Equipment (OE) vehicle manufacturers with bespoke engineered solutions for their driveline systems.   Many of our blue-chip customers have been loyal to us for over 30 years; valuing our design expertise, support, product knowledge, quality and service.   We excel where our competitors fail; offering engineered solutions where standard, off-the-shelf parts simply won't do.

As a design-lead organisation we encourage direct contact between our engineering team and yours, ensuring that our wealth of expertise and knowledge is available at all times.

How we can help you:

  • Unrivalled design flexibility including full system development
  • Expert modelling of designs to ensure all your requirements are achieved
  • Deliver the highest performance parts for safety critical applications
  • Keep vehicle whole life costs to a minimum

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  • Customer Satisfaction

    Commitment to customers, meeting customer requirements and adapting to change

  • Quality Products

    Design, development and the manufacture of products that exceed customer expectations

  • Integrity

    Honesty, openness, ethical behaviour, environmental responsibility and accountability

  • People Focused

    Commitment to employees, employee development, leadership and diversity

  • Communication

    To listen to all stakeholders and share all information, ideas and opinions

  • Teamwork

    Trust, leadership, commitment to working together and commitment to all stakeholders

A Brief History

  • 1969 Foundation ( Subcon and Toolmaker ) in the village of Pailton, near Coventry England.
  • 1979 Second Tier Supplier of Steering Components
  • 1982 Pailton design and develop their own range of universal joints and sliding shafts.
  • 1983 Design and manufacture of rigid steering columns.
  • 1985 Design and manufacture of adjustable steering columns for trucks.
  • 1988 Adjustable steering columns for buses added.
  • 1992 Pailton acquire the steering division of Automotive Products, adding ball joints, draglinks, tie-rods and anti-roll bars to the product list.
  • 1993 Moved to new premises on Holbrook Lane Coventry.
  • 1994 Design and manufacture of electric tilt column.
  • 1995 Design and manufacture of 90º mitre box.
  • 1998 Design and manufacture of torque rods.
  • 1999 Opening of Pailton, Inc.
  • 2001 Acquisition of SLT the steering division of Sachsenring.
  • 2016 OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety Certification Awarded
  • 2017 Pailton transitions to the new environmental standard — ISO14001:2015
  • 2018 Successful transition to IATF16949:2016 Automotive quality management system
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You can contact any member of our team, we can assist you with any queries you may have.

Call Us: +44 (0) 2476 680445