Shields (Driffield) Ltd is a family owned, process engineering company, established in 1984. Based in Driffield, East Yorkshire, we employ over 40 staff, offering nationwide services. At Shields, we offer the full-service package, from initial consultation through to final commissioning all from our own site.

Shields can provide a fully comprehensive fabrications service from the smallest transition through to the largest bulk silos, manufactured to the highest standards by fully qualified fabricators.

At Shields, we have a purpose-built workshop, fully equipped with a laser, CNC press brake, guillotine, CNC plasma and much more, as well a paint shop and design offices all on our own site.

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.

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 fastest turnarounds.

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 materials to ensure your company gets the best possible service.

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


Bespoke steel works manufactured up to Execution Class 2 in accordance with BS EN 1090-2:2018.


Installation and maintenance service of new and existing equipment.

Health & Safety

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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 ThompsonCimbria UK

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 GreenlyEngineering & Environmental Manager, C & D Foods

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

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