About Bruce

Bruce Engineering was founded in 1958 by James Bruce. Initially, he was involved in the extraction and dredging of sand from Lough Neagh. After selling his share in this business he started an engineering business in Cookstown, Co Tyrone known today as Bruce Engineering Services. The company is now in its 3rd generation and is still owned and managed by the Bruce Family.

For 60 years the business has been involved in the manufacture and installation of static aggregate processing plants throughout Ireland and the UK.

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.

In 1991 Bruce were appointed the HARDOX agency for Ireland. We continue to market, sell and process HARDOX for use in our own product lines and we supply finished genuine WEARPARTS throughout Ireland.

In 2008 we rebranded the company and introduced BRUCE – Materials Processing Solutions.

We formed the following sub brands:

BRUCE – Washing

BRUCE – Feeding

BRUCE – Screening

BRUCE – Recycling

BRUCE – Engineering

BRUCE – Wearparts

Within these Sub brands the majority of our current turnover is from the Washing and Wearparts brands with the others complimenting them.

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


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.

In 2014 Bruce launched the BRUCE ‘Washpod ‘at Hillhead and were awarded ‘Best New product ‘

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.