About us

Dent has a heritage of commitment to total quality assurance in everything it does for its customers.

We have total focus on yarn sensor design and manufacture. This has made us the world leader in a technology that is now indispensable to textile manufacture worldwide.

The patent for the world’s first contactless yarn sensor was granted to Company founder Geoffrey Dent in the 1960s.

Yarn sensors are integral to production processes. Dent’s technical team works closely with textile machinery manufacturers. This has resulted in a deep-rooted culture of innovation, improvement and partnership.

Our drive for total quality will never stop. Sensors are inspected and tested multiple times before shipping. This helps ensure that once fitted, a Dent sensor should perform faultlessly throughout a working life. In practice, this proves to be around ten years, depending on the operating conditions.

The legacy and the future

Dent’s range of sensors provided the company’s solid foundations. These ‘legacy’ sensors became the textile industry’s standardised products.

Today, the lion’s share of Dent’s R&D and manufacturing is producing custom sensors for OEM textile machinery manufactures.

The company continues to maintain high standards of design and manufacturing excellence.

Never shy to invest, the company holds a unique position at the fore of this technology. We continue to pursue improved advantages for our customers’ products. In turn, they can offer better efficiencies and benefits to their customers. Similarly, we continue to research emerging applications for our technologies and expertise, to the benefit of our customers.

Meet the team

Andrew Dent - Managing Director

Andrew Dent
Managing Director

Chris Fawcett - Company Secretary

Christopher Duckett
Production Director

David Thwaites - Technical Director

David Thwaites
Technical Director

Colin Hull - Development Director

Colin Hull
Development Director

Sonia Meadway - Production manager

Sonia Meadway
Production manager

Mark Johnstone - R&D Manager

Mark Johnstone
R&D manager

Andrew Clarke - Design Engineer

Andrew Clarke
Design Engineer

Christopher Duckett - Production Director

Chris Fawcett
Company Secretary

Maria Ziden - Export Administration

Maria Ziden
Export Administration