AN engineering company with a proud history is an industry front runner.

Denford Ltd, based at Brighouse, has put quality, innovation and reliable technological solutions to the forefront in everything it does.

It specialises in providing equipment for schools and colleges with products ranging from unique multimedia software for teaching the principles of design and manufacture through to CNC milling machines, CNC lathes, CBC routers, rapid prototyping and laser cutting machines enabling the teaching of complex engineering concepts and manufacturing techniques.

These products are used and acclaimed by leading educational establishments in more than 780 countries.

The company, which has its headquarters at Armytage Road, employs 25 people and has been trading for more than 50 years.

In keeping with its commitment to innovation, it is the founder and sponsor of F1 in Schools – the world’s largest science, engineering, technology and maths-based educational project.

F1 in Schools provides a fun and exciting educational environment for young people to develop an informed view about careers in engineering, design, science, marketing and technological industries.

It operates in more than 40 countries with 20 million students engaged in designing and building miniature race cars which they then put into competition.

Major names in the automotive industry and motor sport are among the sponsors of F1 in Schools, including Jaguar Land Rover; McLaren Mercedes; Ross Brawn, team principal of Mercedes AMG; and Adrian Newey, chief technical officer for Red Bull Racing.

The company also exports to more than 80 countries, including India, Pakistan and South East Asia where students value careers in engineering and manufacturing, as well as Australia, the Middle East, Lithuania, Nigeria and Kazakhstan.

In the latter country, Denford Ltd is working closely with the ministry of education to ensure students are not left behind their global counterparts in preparing for careers in design, technology, engineering and science.

The company has supplied equipment to two Kazakhstan schools and is supporting the delivery of eight new institutions of technical vocational education and training where the study of electronics, computer-aided design and manufacture and robotics will be the focus.