DTE makes big investment in open web joist production

1 December 2023

Donaldson Timber Engineering (DTE) has made a six-figure investment in new machinery at its manufacturing site in the Southwest of England.

The new High Speed Posi-Joist Press (HSPP), supplied by MiTek, will fully automate the manufacturing process of Posi-Joists, improving accuracy, quality control and consistency, while also increasing capacity.

One of only three of these machines in the UK, the HSPP will boost productivity and allow for the delivery of a much higher volume of joists when needed.

“Since opening the branch in Exeter earlier this year, we’ve seen a high uptake of Posi-Joists in this region, so this investment has been driven by specific demand for the product,” said Luke Roberts, managing director at DTE. 

“We’re confident that it will have a positive effect, as we will be able to double our output and offer a quicker service to our customers, both locally and across the UK.”

DTE are the only UK manufacturer to now have two of these machines, 

DTE manufactures and supplies roof trusses, open web joists and I-joists, with a regional network of nine branches across the UK.


DTE’s new High Speed Posi-Joist Press