Win a £300 Allen voucher at the 2020 Dinghy Show

We will once again be exhibiting at the RYA Dinghy Show 29th Feb – 1st March, Alexandra Palace, London. Situated on stand B34 in The Great Hall, we will be hosting a bunch of exciting launches, competitions and showcasing a range of new and existing products.


On the Allen stand will be the fully Allen fitted and very exciting looking “Rockatross” Merlin Rocket built by Hipkin Boats. Running in conjunction with the launch of the Rockatross will be a competition where sailors can guess the number of Allen fittings being used onboard the boat. The sailor who gets the closest guess will win £300 worth of Allen retail vouchers and some Albatross merchandise. Make sure to come by the Allen stand over the weekend to find out more.


Other events taking place at B34 include the launch of the Allen Endurance Series 2020, Team Allen meet and greets and the 2019 prize giving for the AES winners.


Some of the Team Allen members floating around the stand include;

Dylan Fletcher – 49er British Olympic representative, 49er World Champion, GBR Sail GP Helm, UK Moth National Champion.

Stuart Bithell – 49er British Olympic representative, 49er World Champion, GBR Sail GP flight controller, 2012 Silver Medallist 470.

Charlotte Dobson – 49erFX British Olympic representative.

Saskia Tidey – 49erFX British Olympic representative.

Megan Pascoe – 2.4mR 2019 World Champion.

Chris Taylor – Youth Americas Cup winner. 49er BST.

Billy Vennis-Ozanne – 29er National Champion, RS 800 National Champion, 49er BST.

More than just hardware manufactures.

Here at Allen, we are much more than just marine hardware specialists. We are engineering experts who work with a wide variety of companies in different sectors, such as; medical equipment, automotive parts, window manufacturing, public and defence sector, theatre, advertising, aviation and much more.

We can work with such a wide variety of clients due to our multiplicity of in-house resources. Which includes our close-knit team of engineers and designers who can work to deliver premium solutions for custom or mass-production jobs. Allen is also an ISO9001 accredited business, which means we are capable of mass manufacturing high-quality products as well as ensuring a high level of craftsmanship is carried out for custom items.

“The marine sector, from small leisure boatbuilders to large commercial marine engineers all now face the same issue when outsourcing. We are all in the same boat,” explains Liz Adams, Managing Director of Allen. “Sourcing from anywhere outside the UK now carries a higher level of risk to business continuity than it did before 1st February. Sourcing from multiple suppliers carries the risk they are buying in materials from abroad. The only way to de-risk is to use UK suppliers who, in turn, source from UK suppliers. If you want to see how it should be done, we have produced a video showing how our latest block, the A2060Tii has been designed and manufactured entirely using services we have in-house.”

As a British family-owned business, we ensure 100% of our products are designed, manufactured and assembled in-house at our factory in Essex. All our materials, where possible, are sourced from within the UK. We also guarantee a competitive and fair price for any job we undertake.

To find out more about what we do watch the following video, which showcases our start to finish development and production of our new 60mm Dynamic Tii Block. Below you can also read some case study’s about jobs undertaken for some World-class boat builders.

If you have any custom requirements, big or small, marine or non-marine, don’t hesitate to get in touch to see how Allen can solve your problems.

Ovington Case Study

Petticrows Case Study 


Allen Sales Team – – 01621 774689


Allen in house resources

Design & CAD modelling – Using advanced PTC Creo CAD software the Allen design team can quickly develop new ideas and designs into computer models, which can be structurally assessed with their Ansys computer simulated stress analysis software. Prototype models can be seen within hours using the Dimension 3D part printer.

Toolmaking – Finished designs are seamlessly progressed through the tool making stages using the parametric features of PTC Creo tool design and NC machining software. The toolmakers can produce single or multi-impression tools for injection moulding, sheet metal pierce and blank tools, secondary operation form tools, assembly jigs and fixtures.

Component parts – The factory is equipped to manufacture a diverse range of parts and can be particularly flexible in the production of short-run specialist parts, and low to medium volume quantities.

CNC injection moulding – We are experts in the use of advanced engineering polymers and composites such as carbon fibre filled acetals and nylons.

CNC turned parts – 5 axis sliding head lathes produce high precision parts in all materials.

CNC sheet metal forming – Presses produce pierced and blanked parts, with secondary forming.

CNC milled parts – Two HAAS 3-axis vertical milling centres allow us to make precision milled parts in a huge range of material.

Pressure die casting – Included in-house we have the facilities to die-cast aluminium designs using a hot-chamber die cast machine.

Aluminium gravity cast parts – can also be cast in our onsite foundry.

Fabrication – Our versatile and skilled workforce can provide fully assembled products, using a range of techniques such as welding, drilling, riveting, threaded fasteners, adhesives, pad-printing and packing.

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