Bernard Sinclair, C.Eng. M.I.Mech.E.
Tool design and sourcing
Finishing and decorating
Welding and fastening
Product Engineering, Design
Bernard Sinclair is a Mechanical
Engineer who has spent most of his career working within or for manufacturing
industry. Practising since 1974, he has spent time designing and developing
products for Hoover and Wilkinson Sword amongst others before establishing
Product Engineering Associates. As the longest serving member of Plastics
Consultancy Network, Bernard Sinclair served on the executive committee for
the period 1995-2000. He has also acted as a Neighbourhood Engineer, taking
Mechanical Engineering expertise into secondary schools, assisting students
and staff in matters relating to design technology as well as
advising on engineering, manufacture and the selection of plastics. He also
undertakes expert witness work relating to design, manufacture and
Product Engineering Associates (PEA)
PEA was formed by Bernard Sinclair in 1987. It
specialises primarily in the design, innovation and development of
Work undertaken is technically led and
includes, design and engineering on both new and existing products. This
includes concept design, product design & development work and trouble
shooting. Additional work provides clients with advice on design,
materials and manufacture of proposed products, providing clients with
technical specifications, provisional designs, prototypes, models,
manufacturing cost estimates and estimates for tooling. Project are
generally managed to the point of final approval of sampled components.
Expert Witness and Legal
Bernard Sinclair has undertaken a number of expert witness and legal
assignments. These mainly relate to disputes in connection with product
design, intellectual properly or mechanical design.
Clients for projects of this kind include:
Freshfields, Dibb Lupton Alsop (DLA), Millbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy,
Bates, Wells and Braithwaite, BNFL and Birmingham Alliance/Hammerson UK
Bernard Sinclair is also involved in a speculative
design-partnership which has evolved from Product Engineering Associates.
Through this partnership a number of products have been developed for which
the intellectual property is fully owned. These products are mainly stationery
and desk-top items and are available for manufacture under licence. Some of
the items are fully tooled ready for manufacture. Full details are available
Recently Completed Projects
Manufacturing and marketing companies:
Wilkinson Sword, Canon Audio,
Plastics Development Centre, Compactors Worldwide, Binney and Smith (Crayola),
Lord Precision Industries, Samas Roneo, Premiere Bathrooms, Pitrok, Formula
One Administration, William Levene, PowerFloss, Freshlink Dispensers.
Conran Design Group, Pentagram
Design, Queensberry Hunt Levien, Hop Design, Rowe Associates, Goodwin Emck
Product Design, Product First.
Work completed on
Quad Electroacoustics, Psion, Tomy,
Atco-Qualcast, Carter Parratt, Hoyles, Corning, Maws, Samsung, Household
* (These companies are not clients of
Product Engineering Associates.)
Product Engineering Associates, 11 Kerrison Road, London, W5 5NW.
Tel: 020 8566 3456
Fax: 020 8579 8608