Unrivalled Expertise

SDE Technology has over 50 years’ experience using the very best in engineering practices. 

SDE Technology is one of the largest manufacturers of pressings and assemblies in the UK.  Based on the outskirts of Shrewsbury in Shropshire, our modern, purpose-built factory is within easy access to the motorway network. All aspects of presswork are undertaken, including hydraulic deep draw presswork.

The Story Of Renewal And Re-Invention

From a small local pressing company established fifty years ago, Salop Design and Engineering has grown to become an established manufacturer in the metal forming industry. By embracing the new HFQ® Technology the company now has a revolutionary new tool at its disposal.

 Hence the decision taken by the management to rebrand and relaunch the company under the new name of SDE Technology, to position itself as a leader in revolutionary new lightweight, engineering technologies. We are a family-owned company, and our aim still remains the same as it has always been, to meet the needs of our customers as they strive for ever greater levels of efficiency, lightweighting, cost, quality and safety.  

SDE Technology Operating Divisions

SDE Technology is a company comprised of three operating divisions:

SDE Lightweight Engineering is dedicated to the design, development and manufacture of lightweighting solutions for automotive, aerospace and other industrial and consumer sectors. We offer a complete engineering service from concept through to production.

SDE Powder Coating & Surface Technologies, as the name suggests, provides a range of surface finishing technologies for different types of metals.

SDE Logistics including Salop Haulage has grown out of the other two divisions as the vehicle for delivering finished products to customers. The logistics arm of SDE operates under the name Salop Haulage.

A dynamic team of highly skilled engineers and lightweighting design specialists, led by Richard Homden, son of the founder. We are passionate about using cutting edge technology to solve complex engineering problems associated with the manufacture of components, welding and assembly.

We specialise in metal pressing in different formats and materials, everything from high strength alloys to stainless steel, and now HFQ © aluminum which allows complex shapes to be formed in a single press operation. We offer a complementary range of surface finishing technologies; we also collect and deliver using our own fleet of HGV vehicles.

SDE Lightweight Engineering has evolved from being a small local pressing company started fifty years ago, to become the leading manufacturer of pressings and assemblies in the UK. We are very proud of our reputation for quality and service and our World Class engineering apprenticeship programme.

HFQ® Partnership

SDE Technical Advisory Team

The members of our Technical Advisory Group are recognised specialists in their fields, ranging from research scientists to automotive body-in-white experts. Between them they are always looking for ways to harness the latest innovations in green, clean and lightweight technology for our clients.
Becoming involved in projects at an early stage of development makes is easier for us to find the best engineering solutions and technologies for the future.