About Us

DECADE is a UK owned and based company providing products and services to the manufacturing industry, offering off-the-shelf products and development of bespoke systems to customers’ requirements. Key areas are automation and load monitoring systems for power presses, process monitoring in assembly machines and production recording systems.

With over 30 years’ experience in the industrial load measurement, we use the latest technology to enable DECADE products to be the best on the market.

We are members of the Metalforming Machinery Makers’ Association, Made In The Midlands and the Safe Contractor scheme. Working closely with these organisations to achieve “World Class” status in the field of power press automation and monitoring systems in assembly machines.

Meet the Management

Paul Tandy

Operations, Director


I’ve worked at Decade for nearly ten years. Starting as a service engineer I’ve had hands on experience of working in the industry and now help to shape future products.

In my spare time I enjoy music, boxing and origami.

Dave Barker

Technical, Director


It all started by programming the 8bits in the 80s and playing with electronics. Joining Davis Decade in 1995 I swiftly moved from production to installation, service and calibration and finally Technical Manager ten years later developing existing and new products.

Two years later I moved to Zytek Automotive as an Electronic Engineer until returning to Decade in 2015.

With young children my previous hobbies of playing football and music have been side-lined and replaced by Peppa Pig and Thomas The Tank Engine.

Carolyn Nash

Office Manager


I am the newest member of the Decade team, joining the company in February 2018. My previous experience involved working with internal and external customers in both the retail and education sectors, and I am looking forward to working in engineering products and services. I am excited about the new products that we have to offer and how our innovations can assist wider manufacturing businesses. My role at Decade is to ensure customers experience is handled as smoothly and efficiently as possible.