Our aim is to be your most proactive, trusted engine maintenance partner.

Bartech has been building a strong reputation for improving diesel engine reliability, safety and performance since it was formed in 1987. Almost immediately we began supporting major companies such as Shell, Lockhead and the OEM, Paxman Diesels, who relied on our specialist knowledge.

Fundamental to this growth has been the focus on our core beliefs of building long-term partnerships by sharing our expertise.

Even though our specialist diesel engineering services centre on engines, governors, turbochargers and fuel pipes, we constantly strive to enhance our support capabilities and develop our range of services.

Bartech has a strong team with varied specialised backgrounds including OEM training, CMM, machining, project management, quality, logistics, IT and administration which equips us to respond effectively and in a cost-efficient way to your specific requirements. These in-house skills are backed by the core company values reinforced by family ownership.


Our story – One man’s vision that spawned a family business

With a childhood fascination in engineering (particularly anything to do with Formula 1 cars) it was no surprise that our company chairman, Gerald Barnett (commonly known as Barney) began his engineering career at Paxman Diesels in Colchester back in 1966.

  • Gerald Barnett, Chairmain (Left)
    & Paul Bleck, MD (Right)

    Whilst at Paxman, Barney gained a thorough appreciation and understanding of the complexities of diesel engines as part of the development section supporting the RPH, YH and YJ models.

    Following his time in development, Barney went on to travel the world as a service engineer, working on many different engine types and associated equipment.

    By working on customers’ sites and vessels, Barney began to understand firsthand the pressures his clients were under, with every down day costing money in lost earnings, fines or additional running expenses.

  • Often, it wasn’t until he was on a vessel that the full extent of the problems he was tasked with fixing became evident, with misleading information provided beforehand and an increasing challenge unfolding.

    Back in the ‘70s, communicating back to technical support was almost impossible, which often resulted in him needing to use his engineering knowledge to find root causes and safe solutions with the facilities and spares available to him at the time.

    These experiences gave him a real understanding of the pain clients felt when their engines were out of action and how the same solution would not be right for every customer.

  • It was from these experiences that he identified a real need for an alternative option within the industry and established Bartech Marine Engineering in 1987 with his wife Jane.

    Jane’s experience as a legal secretary was invaluable in establishing the administrative procedures and templates vital for any professional company and coupled with Barney’s expertise, the duo were the perfect team.

    Fast forward to 2012 when Paul Bleck becomes Managing Director, and Bartech still holds true to those values – solution focused, responsive and technical excellence.

  • The Bartech Family

Bartech has grown substantially over the last 30 years, but remains a family-owned business, constantly looking to reinvest in facilities, equipment and training. It is through this investment we will continue to deliver the highest standards and innovations to benefit our clients.

Proud to be supporting:

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“Thanks for the help, and the fact that you were able to keep your promises regarding delivery time etc.

We’ll keep in touch.”

URS

“One of the most impressive aspects Taqa found with Bartech was there response time.

A recovery plan to get P-7230 returned to service was quickly established and implemented. Bartech were extremely flexible and fully onboard with all of Taqa’s requirements.

Bartech meet and exceeded our expectations during this intervention.

We are hopeful that this level of service can be maintained & look forward to working with Bartech in the future.”

Pete Walker ~ Taqa Bratani

“Bartech helped maintain & achieve our recovery plan in a safe manner & also implementing the improvements required to prevent similar incidents.

They were very adaptable to our urgent requirements and used all of their resources possible to expedite the safe return of P-7230 fire water pump.

Bartech exceeded our expectations during this intervention.”

TAQA Bratani

“We have a long term service agreement with Bartech so putting together the work scope was made easy as we have worked with them in the past and know how they work in a professional matter.

All the organisation and spares were taken care of by the project engineer, once this was ready Bartech and CNR had a conference call with the platform to discuss the scope and iron out any issues that may arise during the scope and controls were put in place to prevent issues arising.”

Alan Farquhar ~ CNR Ninian Central Platform

How did working with Bartech benefit you / your company on this project?

“Bartech offered a speedy and effective response to an urgent repair required for our firewater pump clutch allowing wells operations to commence as planned.

Bartech were flexible to meet customer requirements, committing to weekend working to allow fast turnaround on component repair… significantly reducing turnaround time in comparison to OEM replacement option”

What were you most impressed with working with Bartech?

“Dedication to meeting requested delivery on an extremely tight turnaround.”

Natalie Jackson ~ Shell

“Many thanks for your help and cooperation, most refreshing to find a business that actually puts the customer first and understands the imperfect world that we operate in.”

Williams Associates

Quality Guaranteed

At Bartech, all our work is performed to the highest standards and is backed up by our warranty. When work is completed, a full report is written and will be available either via email or through our customer portal. We work with some major companies and organisations around the world, meeting the high standards they demand. We are FPAL registered and ISO 9001 approved.

ISO9001 Quality Management ISO14001 Environment Management ISO45001 Health & Safety Management FPAL Verified Achilles verified
Bartech value steering wheel

Guarantees

We offer 7 guarantees how we can help you reduce your mechanical failures and cut expensive downtime.

  • 1

    Peace of mind

    All parts supplied and work completed is covered by our full 12-month warranty and supported with all relevant test certification, measurement sheets and reports.
  • 2

    Skill

    A team with over 300 years’ combined experience in engineering, including OEM apprenticeships and training.
  • 3

    Experience

    Proud to have supported MAN, Shell, Lockheed, British Energy and Tanzanian Railways. Our spares have been fitted on vessels for the American, Indonesian, Spanish and Indian Navies, as well as the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
  • 4

    Excellent facilities

    Our purpose-built head office includes a fully equipped workshop, dedicated governor bay, test facilities and machine shop including state of the art CNC and CMM machines.
  • 5

    Innovative

    With a wide breadth of engineering experience and training, our engineering team are able to offer various solutions to give you the best option.
  • 6

    Stock

    We hold over 3,000 different items, all detailed on our bespoke computer system, helping us respond quicker to you.
  • 7

    Customer Support

    You can depend on us for complete service contracts or individual projects. Our engineers travel the world to support customers in Africa, the Middle East, Far East, Europe and the Americas. All projects are planned and monitored using Gantt charts and Action Trackers to ensure promises are met.

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