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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.

Product Development Kitchen

On-site is a state of-the art Product Development Kitchen, fully equipped with DCN cooking and cooling lines. Here we can rigorously trial customers’ products in a food factory environment. There is also a kitchen/leisure area which can be used for tasting, training and discussion.
Product Development Kitchen

Latest News

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Revolutionising Food Production Efficiency: Cook Quench Chill Adapt at Anuga FoodTec Exhibition

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London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ 2019

DC Norris & Company have been identified in the London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ 2019 report.
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SafeContractor accreditation

DC Norris have achieved SafeContractor accreditation as of December 2020.
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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.


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

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