Founded in 1999, Spin UK Ltd was the second company in the Spin Group initially focusing on providing Production Engine Hot Test facilities for Automotive and Industrial Engine Manufacturers in the UK and Europe.

Our close relationships and engineering prowess have driven us to expand our portfolio to include bespoke component Test Benches and Facilities, Data Acquisition and Logging, Plant Condition Monitoring, Mechanical and Electrical Design and Manufacture, providing niche solutions to a variety of projects across industry sectors.

Safety is always at the forefront of any equipment we design and supply. We have received recognition of this with a Global Safety Award from Ford Motor Company for our operator free Engine Hot Test facilities that we supplied and installed at their Bridgend and South African Engine Manufacturing Centres.

We have qualified TUV SÜD Functional Safety Engineers. The TUV SÜD Certification further authenticates our ability to assess current and existing machinery to all the relevant industry safety standards.

Alongside our existing experience in CE certification and our ability to design, manufacture and install bespoke solutions to legacy equipment, Spin UK are in a unique position to be able to assess, report, rectify and certificate ensuring your equipment conforms with current standards and meets with your facility insurance requirements.

SPIN strive to obtain three main goals in any automation process:

  • Ensure the QUALITY of production is to the highest level
  • Reduce COSTS
  • Guarantee the maximum FLEXIBILITY in the production process

Meet the Spin UK Ltd Team

Dave Wood

Dave Wood

Managing Director


I started my engineering working life as a technical apprentice with global supplier of dynamometers and test facilities in 1982, working in the electrical drawing office on the drawing board and early CAD systems, progressing into Contract Management and Commercial Sales.

I moved to Spin in 1999 – joining with my long-time working partner, embarking on an exciting new business set up with the Barcelona based Spin Group. We worked to establish our business in the automotive and industrial engine test world and have been fortunate enough to have amazing customers who have shared our journey

 I took over as Managing Director in 2018, continuing to expand our company team and maintain our core work philosophies – our people are our business and our customers are our focus

 My other love is the City of Worcester and promote wherever I can – I am on the Board of our local football club Worcester City FC and Chairman of the club Supporters Trust

I love my family, I enjoy my music and still jump around to my favourites bands – it is what it is!

Sarah Pow

Sarah Pow

Operations Manager


After spending my younger days travelling and doing seasonal work abroad, I finally settled in the UK and began work with an organic vegetable growing and delivery business. I worked in all aspects of the business until becoming the general manager, learning leadership and management through hard work and earning respect.

To open more doors for my career I studied accounting from home.  I moved to Spin UK who provided me with the opportunity to further my studies to achieve my full AAT qualification.  The longer I’ve stayed in the business my role has grown as has my scope of responsibility.  I became part of the team of Directors in 2018.

My role within Spin is to ensure the business runs well, to look after the finances, to ensure we look after our staff, keep providing relevant training, maintain high quality standards and to try to keep everyone smiling!

Mike Chambers

Mike Chambers

Technical Sales Engineer


I started my career as an apprentice maintenance engineer quickly recognising that I was more suited to an office environment and moved to a proposals role providing detailed proposals for wear solutions in general industry.

Technical sales engineer was my next step at the firm and eventually became a national position. My passion for the automotive industry led me to a contracts manager role and provided the challenge I was after. The role gave me the opportunity to work through the complete project cycle from enquiry stage to delivery and completion.

A change in pace was needed when personal life took over and I decided to head back to a desk as proposals engineer for a Tier 1 automotive supplier which gave me the chance to work on international, multi-million-pound proposals in turn elevating my understanding of the corporate world.

Since joining Spin UK Ltd as Technical Sales Engineer I have used my experiences to support the business in client procurement, company positioning and business development. The company continues to flourish with a strong collaborative approach, and I am excited to see what the future holds!

Frank Chatron-Michaud

Frank Chatron-Michaud

Project Manager

Born in the Alps, my first foray into engineering was working on the ski lifts at the local ski resort. The Ski lifts progressed to passenger lifts, where my safety awareness was honed and I began to realise my passion for automation and control. From Lifts to manufacturing of industrial washing machines in the UK a bit of a change in direction but, an opportunity I could not resist. 10yrs served as Engineering Manager allowed me to gain experience in heavy machinery production including electrical, mechanical design and PLC programming.

I helped transform the installation and commissioning process from a standalone machine supply to a complete system integrator. Utilising my extensive knowledge of PLC control systems, I was able to advance our capabilities to enable the integration of industrial systems into fully automated production systems.

Since joining Spin UK Ltd as a Project Manager, I have used my previous experience to introduce new processes and continue to drive Spin UK Ltd to remain at the forefront of the current technological revolution.

 

Phil Rowberry

Phil Rowberry

Production and Commissioning Manager

A Proud Worcester lad, I have been in the automotive engine test environment all my working life. It started as an apprentice for a global supplier of dynamometers and test facilities. I progressed through the company and became a commissioning engineer working at sites around the world.
Upon the creation of Spin UK, I was drafted in to look after the commissioning side of the business. I am now the Production Manager looking after all of the internal manufacturing test, installation activities and imparting my knowledge of different working cultures and equipment on the next generation of Spin UK commissioning engineers.

Capabilities and Accreditations

Capabilities

Accreditations

Manufacture – In house assembly and testing facilities including training and demonstration rig for customers

Engineering Design – AutoCAD – SolidWorks – EPlan Grafcet – 3D modelling – process analysis – production and QA assessments – electrical power and building management assessments – bespoke tooling solutions

Software  Design – Siemens S7 classic and TIA portal – Profisafe – Profinet – Profibus – Logo – Pilz safety

Safety – CE Assessment and Certification – TUV Safety Assessment and Certification – Sistema DRA

Installation and Commissioning – Utilising our own qualified personnel with all relevant safety certification

Training – Bespoke project and product training packages – In house and on site courses for engineering, operations and maintenance personnel – Calibration and spares support

ISO 9001

CHAS

Safe Contractor

Chamber of Commerce

TUV

For all aspects of Industrial and Automotive Testing

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