DCN was launched in 1970 by David Norris (Managing Director) and his father Douglas Norris and has been at the forefront of the Food Processing Industry ever since.
David Norris was instrumental in presenting the Cook Chill Concept to the fast growing market for Ready Meals in the UK and Europe. The concept has since been developed and sold by DCN around the world for foodservice installations and other large centralized kitchens for chilled meal manufacturing.
Today, DCN employ over 100 people and manufacture some of the largest food processing plants worldwide.
The Company continues to bring innovative new developments to the industry to make food processing more efficient in today’s world.
1970 D C Norris & Company set-up business on Caxton Road Industrial Estate
1971 First Can-Opener designed for the food industry
1974 moved to larger premises at Sand Road Industrial Estate
1985 First Cook –Chill system sold
1986 First Sous Vide manufactured and shipped to USA
1988 First Exhibition Foodex
1989 New offices & factory built – doubled manufacturing capacity
1990 Designed anchor cooling system
1992 Pioneered the Vacuum Pressure System for the food industry
1997 First Cook Quench Chill Machine – linear then automatic
2000 Large extension built with new offices
2001 New Product development kitchen built
2005 Recipe Manager Software System developed
2006 Jet Cook Steam Infusion System developed
2008 Acquired new building – Gy-Roll expanding manufacturing capacity further
2015 DCN North America launched
2016 DCN employ over 100 people and manufacture some of the largest food processing plants worldwide