Our History

Since the business was first established over 40 years ago, here at The DL Company we have built a strong reputation throughout the local area for providing quality products and flawless installations.
Based in Sheffield, we have seen the company go from strength to strength over the years, as our team has expanded and we have become a Komfort Registered Contractor. Take a look at the video and timeline below to find out more about the history of The DL Company.

  • 1974

    DL Storage Handling Ltd started by Edmund Dobson and Peter Lowe serving the local area through the design, supply and installation of storage handling equipment.

  • 1976

    Building an excellent reputation the firm grew, taking on its own installation teams to provide a reliable, accountable service from concept to completion.

  • 1978/1979

    Brian Cutts joined the company to increase its profile and sales, reaching to all parts of South Yorkshire and the North Midlands.

  • 1979

    Steve Ledger, Ian Whittaker and Martin Gillott join DL as part of our installation teams, who remain with us to this day.Using our expertise of space utilisation allied products were introduced to customers, particularly demountable partitions for factory and office environments.

    DL staged a very successful storage and handling exhibition, displayed inside the Ball Room of The Royal Victoria Hotel, Sheffield!

  • 1985

    DL achieved BS 5750 status to cement the Quality reputation.

  • 1987

    The firm moved from Glossop Road to its, then, "state of the art" offices at John Street.

  • 1992

    DL became a Komfort Registered Contractor, offering partition systems supplied by what is now the UK's leading manufacturer of Workspace products.

    In our partnership with Komfort Workspace the variety of products offered grows to include office furniture.

  • 1999

    Brian Cutts retired after 26 years service with the Company.Daniel Lowe, Edmund's grandson, becomes the third generation of the family to serve DL.

  • 2003

    DL move from John Street to its current Jessops Riverside office, a working showcase of our abilities.

  • 2004

    Steve Ledger and Ian Whittaker complete 25 years service with the Company.

  • 2005

    DL achieve Investor in People accreditation.

  • 2007

    Quite a Year... 700mm of Sheffield water flows through our building on 25th June as Peter Lowe retires on June 29th.

    He is succeeded by Daniel Lowe, with Alan Smith moving into the Sales role having already completed 4 years with the Company.

    HistoryThis picture, painted by local artist Pete Mckee to commemorate the event, now hangs in our offices.

  • 2016

    Tyler Rodgers Graduates as DL’s first apprentice.