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.
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.
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.
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“Please pass on my thanks to your team for the fantastic effort in getting this rearranged visit complete.
We had constraints on labour and lead time of equipment however all went seamlessly.
Please also pass this on to Matt and William and thank them for their workmanship whilst offshore, very much appreciated by all here at Fairfield.”
“Attention to detail, competence of staff, knowledge, working to accurate quote, competitive pricing of all aspects from labour to parts.”
“A genuine open and honest customer focused approach.
A willingness to evolve and support ongoing learning (both ways) when things may not quite go as planned or expected. Whilst the whole Bartech team are focused and engaged Rob Lee has proved to be a pivotal contact point for EDF addressing and resolving concerns that may arise.”
“Bartech professionally delivered on all promised work within schedule.
By utilising the experience and expertise of the Bartech engineers we were able to simultaneously liquidate a number of jobs.
The engineer’s problem-solving ability meant that long-standing issues were corrected.
The technical expertise on this particular fire pump was first class.”
“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.”
“We were impressed with the standard of communication throughout the work scope and having a dedicated project manager was invaluable.
Bartech’s engineering capabilities, along with the communication and overall management of the job were faultless.”
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.
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