Engineering, Energy & Infrastructure
About DCA

Founded in 1960, we are one of the world’s leading product design and development consultancies, operating globally from our headquarters in Warwick, UK.

Since the early sixties we have helped a wide variety of companies design and develop market leading products that users still value every day, ranging from the Stanley knife to the Eurotunnel Shuttle.

Today we focus on building long term relationships with large corporations in four market sectors: ‘Medical and Scientific’, ‘Commercial and Industrial’, ‘Consumer’ and ‘Transport’.

Our philosophy

We add value by improving the success of product innovation. 

We do this through an intelligent approach to design, based on the transparent management of risk, informed decision making, true integration of disciplines and rigorous development processes.

We believe that the outstanding commercial success of the products we help create is dependent ultimately on delivering exceptional value to our clients’ customers.

We provide the right blend of strategic thinking and pragmatism to deliver our clients’ projects successfully.

We balance the creativity and the technical discipline needed to achieve commercially successful product innovation.

Every client is unique. To support our clients, we like to understand them, their place in the market and their ambitions thoroughly.

Our people

DCA is a collection of over 140 extraordinary individuals. Intelligent, creative and thorough, our people make the difference to our clients’ projects.

They combine to create a vibrant fusion of disciplines including designers, mechanical engineers, electronics hardware and software engineers, strategists, social scientists, ergonomists, project managers and prototyping technicians.

Each person is an expert in their own field but has the curiosity, understanding and flexibility to reach across traditional inter-disciplinary boundaries. Our organisational structures and team culture encourage this synergistic blending and integration of specialist skills. Our clients benefit not only from each individual’s depth of knowledge and experience but also from a team whose combined strength exceeds the sum of its individual members’ expertise.

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