Neale Consulting Engineers - providing tribology advice and practical solutions to machinery problems worldwide

Our consultants are all Mechanical Engineers with theoretical knowledge and practical experience.

Established in the 1960s, Neale Consulting Engineers has carried out over 800 assignments, for clients ranging from SMEs to large multinationals. 

We have conducted hands-on investigations in Europe, Asia, Africa, North & South America, Australasia, and offshore.  We also have a long involvement in development of windpumps and handpumps for rural water supply in less developed countries in Africa and Asia, as a non-profit activity.

Michael Neale founded the company in  the 1960s. His early career was with Rolls-Royce (aero engines), and then development manager for Glacier Metal, a leading producer of plain bearings and bearing materials.

Tribology was then a newly-coined word for a subject regarded as important to industry, with potential to improve efficiency, reliability and safety of machinery.

The consultancy was set up to give engineering advice with a focus on tribology.



study of friction, wear; the science of interacting surfaces in relative motion

engineering tribology

/ɛndʒɪˈnɪərɪŋ/ /trʌɪˈbɒlədʒi/

the principles of design, operation and troubleshooting of moving parts, e.g. bearings, gears, seals, couplings etc

Neale consulting engineers

/kənˈsʌltɪŋ/ /ɛndʒɪˈnɪəs/

practical problem solving and advice on machinery issues in all areas of industry, with a focus on engineering tribology