About DC Norris
Bespoke food processing technology
DCN design, manufacture and install full turnkey food machinery systems that cook, cool and package a large range of convenience food, beverage and pet food products.
50 years of service
For over 50 years DCN has been at the heart of the food, beverage & pet food processing industry. We provide our customers with flexible, efficient and innovative solutions to meet the full range of food processing needs, from stand-alone items to fully automated processing lines. As acknowledged market leaders, we are continually looking ahead, planning to meet the needs of the future through active research and development.
We have manufactured some of the largest food processing plants around the world and are proud of our reputation for innovation, quality and understanding our customers’ needs.
From Design Through to Installation
Customer satisfaction is our mission; we involve our customers at every stage of manufacture working closely with you from design through to installation to ensure that our solutions work. Using state-of-the-art 3D modelling design software, we can create an on-screen simulation of a new plant, enabling a walk though before it’s even built.
DCN has over 60,000 square feet of manufacturing space with the very latest CNC and laser cutting machines. All our equipment is manufactured at our premises in the UK and meets our exceptionally high standards.
London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ 2019
DCN was launched in 1970 by David Norris (Managing Director) and his father Douglas Norris and has been at the forefront of the Food Processing Industry ever since.
David Norris was instrumental in presenting the Cook Chill Concept to the fast growing market for Ready Meals in the UK and Europe. The concept has since been developed and sold by DCN around the world for foodservice installations and other large centralised kitchens for chilled meal manufacturing.
Today, DCN employ over 100 people and manufacture some of the largest food processing plants worldwide.
The Company continues to bring innovative new developments to the industry to make food processing more efficient in today’s world.
Celebrating our 50th Anniversary
DCN employ over 180 people worldwide and manufacture some of the largest food processing plants worldwide.
D C Norris & Company set-up business on Caxton Road Industrial Estate
First Can-Opener designed for the food industry
Moved to larger premises at Sand Road Industrial Estate
First Capkold Cook –Chill system sold
First Sous Vide manufactured and shipped to USA
First Exhibition Foodex
New offices & factory built – doubled manufacturing capacity
Designed anchor cooling system
Pioneered the Vacuum & Pressure Transfer System for the food industry
First Cook Quench Chill Machine – linear then automatic
Large extension built
New Product development kitchen built
Jet Cook System developed
Recipe Manager Software System developed
Acquired Caxton site expanding manufacturing capacity further
DCN North America launched
Winner of Exporter of the Year Award
Winner of Processing and Packaging Machinery Manufacturer of the Year
BCH (Rochdale) Ltd acquired
2018 First Overseas Product Development Facility Launched in South Africa
Jet Process System – Generation 4 awarded ‘Most Innovative Processing System’ at The Gulfood Manufacturing Industry Excellence Awards
Identified in London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ 2019 report
Innovation Kitchen opens at DC Norris North America.
AWARDS & ACCREDITATIONS
PPMA Exporter of the Year
PPMA Lifetime Achievement Award – David Norris – 2017
1000 British Companies to Inspire – 2019
Gulfood Industry Excellence Awards – Most Innovative Processing Solution – Jet Process – 2018
Gulfood Industry Excellence Awards – Top Futuristic Technology – Multi In-line Jet Cook System – 2019
Cambridgeshire Council Hunts Post - Business of the Year