Our History

Alken was first established in 1975 by Ken Coverley, and the business remains family owned. Based in New Mills in the High Peak, Derbyshire, Alken was initially set up as a machine shop, and through acquisition the company expanded into fabrication. In 1999, we relocated to a purpose-built facility in Birch Vale just 2 miles outside of New Mills. Having purchased land, the steel work for the new factory was designed, fabricated and then erected by Alken’s own engineers and civil team.


Due to increased customer demand the facility was further extended in 2002 and then again in 2008 and now exceeds 30,000 sq ft of production shop floor space with a further 7,000 sq ft of offices space.


In 2015, following a group restructure involving a management buy in, with Giles Wyatt joining Paul Coverley as a director and shareholder, Alken Systems Limited was created and now occupy one half of the group facility with Alken Engineering in the other, with our Laser and Flame cutting division operating from a separate facility in New Mills.


Operating as a standalone company Alken Systems retain a wealth of engineering experience that has been built up over the last 18 years, primarily in the Mixing and Processing Industry. However our expertise does not end there and with Fabrication and Sheet Metal to complement our modern machine shop. We can offer bespoke finishes such and Mechanical Polish, Electro-Polish, and also Bead Blasting or Powder Coating.


Providing a service second to none our portfolio of customers has grown over the last decade as we expanded into a variety of engineering sectors. We pride ourselves on being a Specialist Sub-Contract Engineering business, offering a ‘One stop shop’ where every aspect of your engineering requirement can be catered for efficiently, in a friendly and responsive manner.