Shields (Driffield) Ltd is a family owned, mechanical engineering and bulk processing company, established in 1984. Our premises are based in Driffield, East Yorkshire, offering nationwide services. We offer a full mechanical engineering service package, from initial consultation through to final commissioning.

Shields can provide a fully comprehensive fabrication service from the smallest transition through to large bulk silos, manufactured to the highest standards by fully qualified fabricators, to meet current CE legislation.

At Shields, we have a purpose-built workshop, fully equipped with a CNC laser, CNC HD plasma, press brake, guillotine, and other specialist equipment. Unit 4, Pexton Road is also home to our own painting facility, offices and classroom facilities.

At Shields, we have the ability to combine design, manufacture, fabrication and installation to fulfil client’s specifications, supplying a complete project from start to finish.

Our experience allows us to understand the complexity of our client’s real time business needs. Shields (Driffield) Ltd operate across a wide variety of industry sectors and as a result, have an extensive range of challenging and complex projects already completed.

Pet food line

Shields can provide installation services nationwide as well as all over Europe.

Our maintenance teams are provided with fully equipped vehicles fitted with modern power tools, lifting equipment, and welding equipment that all adhere to the latest LOLER and PUWER regulations. Each installation team is managed by a fully qualified supervisor who works closely with the project manager to enable we provide a streamlined service.

Building extension

Shields can design and install a wide variety of materials handling and processing systems including conveyors, elevators, blowers, ducting, slides, valves, hoppers, silos and many more.

We can help you create new projects from initial design or alternatively we can work around your existing machinery. As we have our own fabrication workshop on site we can manufacture bespoke products to ensure your company gets the best possible result.

Quad screw conveyor

Our Services


Tailored designs using the latest 2D/3D CAD software


Bespoke steel works manufactured up to Execution Class 2 in accordance with BS EN 1090-2:2008+A1:2011.

Site Services

Installation and maintenance service of new and existing equipment.

Health & Safety

A core business function integrated into business management

Just a quick note to express my thanks and gratitude to you all at Shields for the support you gave to our Mill. Without the efforts of your team we would never have got the mill back up and running. The guys on site (five at one point) worked fantastically well as a team and operated in a safe and responsible way whilst on site. They were more than happy to wait and check that everything ran and tested fine, remaining with us until around 19:30. They are a real credit to your business, and it was a pleasure to have them on site. I look forward to working with you in the future.

Ian Whittaker (Operations Manager)ABN Fridaythorpe

We have always enjoyed a good working relationship with Shields who consistently provide an excellent service, on time and within budget. Shields have proven their reliability and flexibility at all times and when required they can be counted upon to help out at short notice.

David Thompson (UK Sales Manager)Cimbria UK

This is the first time we have used Shields in a major project at CPUK but definitely not the last. They provided a very efficient, safe and committed team to ensure this project was complete on time and without any safety issues. There were many hurdles thrown at the installation team but nothing was too much trouble, they responded very quickly to any demands placed upon them, ensuring a safe vertical start up. Once again may I take this opportunity to thank you and your team, it has been a pleasure working with you and I look forward to working together in the near future.

Paul Rooney (Electrical Project Engineer)Cereal Partners UK

Muntons Bridlington, have used Shields Engineering & Installation service for many years. They have always provided a first class service. They respond to our needs both in terms of flexibility and time. What really sets them apart from other engineering services is that they have taken the time to understand our business and as a result they can provide innovative solutions to us. I can honestly say our site/company has prospered as a direct result of the work carried out by Shields Engineering

Dave Jewitt (Engineering Manager)Muntons PLC

I have used Shields for the last 12 years. When starting any project large or small I have full confidence in them to deliver. Their full team from design to install give 100%.

Pete Suggitt (Engineering Manager)Westlands Horticulture Ltd

Shields Driffield Ltd are the main mechanical contractors to our site at Driffield. Over the past 5 years they have worked closely with us on both minor developments, and major projects. The work has been carried out to a high quality and to meet our tight deadlines. Mike Shields and his full engineering team are very competent in the services that they offer and have never let us down. I would highly recommend Shields Driffield Ltd to any company without hesitation.

Jim Greenly (Engineering & Environmental Manager)C&D Foods