About Bruce

Bruce Engineering was founded in 1958 by James Bruce.  The company is now into its 3rd generation and is still owned and managed by the Bruce Family – located in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland.

For 65+ years the business has been involved in the manufacture and installation of modular aggregate processing plants throughout the UK and Ireland – slowly growing through the years into new markets globally.

Bruce Engineering is the only manufacturer in Ireland of Electromagnetic Feeders. These have been installed in various plants throughout Ireland and have also been sold to other OEMs for inclusion in their processing plants exported worldwide. We are aware of some Electromagnetic Feeders still running from 1962 and of a Sand Dewatering machine installed in April 1974 still operating daily.

Since the launch of Bruce Washing we have successful installations in many parts of the world including UK, Germany, France, Switzerland, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Austria, Romania, Turkey, New Zealand, Australia and Singapore, not to mention our own home market of Ireland where we continue to build on valued relationships built over the years.



James Bruce initially was involved in the extraction and dredging of sand from a local Lough (Neagh). After selling his share in this business he started an engineering business in Cookstown, Co Tyrone known today as Bruce Engineering.


Paul Bruce joined the company.


Hardox® Distributor Ireland was formed through an introduction to SSAB and their range of Hardox® Wear Plate. Bruce began to market, sell and process Hardox® using the Bruce product range as a flagship for promoting the steel throughout Ireland!


Reuben Bruce began working with the company, heavily pushing Hardox® throughout Ireland for over 30 years.


Bruce Engineering was appointed the official Hardox® Wearparts Centre for Ireland,  supplying to a variety of different industries with unique requirements and solutions to suit.

We continue to market, sell and process HARDOX for use in our own product lines and we supply finished genuine WEARPARTS throughout Ireland.


Official launch of the Bruce Washing range after many years of manufacturing small Feeders, Screeners, Tanks, Screw Conveyors etc and also rebadging Modular Wash Plants for other OEM’s.


Rebranded the company and introduced Bruce Materials Processing Solutions.

forming the following sub brands:

BRUCE – Washing

BRUCE – Feeding

BRUCE – Screening

BRUCE – Recycling

BRUCE – Engineering

BRUCE – Wearparts


Bruce Washpod launched at Hillhead 2014 – awarded the ‘Best New Product’.


Bruce Wearparts officially launched at Hillhead 2016.


Presented a 20 years of service award, celebrating a successful partnership as a Hardox® Wearparts Centre for Ireland!


The manufacturing facility is supported by our own in house design suite providing modern 2D & 3D designs from conceptual Plant layout to manufacturing drawings.

Our current focus is to provide semi mobile modular equipment.

Bruce continues to design and manufacture innovative modular products for the local and global Markets.

Manufacturing Facilities

Still based at the original site in Tyrone we operate a modern well equipped manufacturing facility.

We have Assembly and Fabrication Workshops including under water oxy/propane profiling, under water hi-definition plasma cutting, Press Brakes, welding, sawing and drilling facilities.

Traditional Machine shop (milling, drilling, lathes)

CNC machine shop (milling, cutting)

Spare Parts

BRUCE carry a well maintained stock of spare parts and use only the highest quality branded components.

Excellent Customer Service

With dealers in various parts of the world and our highly skilled and experienced engineers and service team, we ensure the best quality of service and workmanship.


As part of BRUCE’S ongoing commitment to the environment & to minimise carbon footprint, over the years BRUCE have generated an element of their electricity usage from a renewable source in the form of micro hydro-electric plants.