Space Scotland: Meet the company

Space Scotland: Meet the company


Barum & Dewar was delighted to be included in Space Scotland’s meet the company feature running in their monthly newsletter. With a wealth of experience in the sector we are proud to be a member of Space Scotland and an established supplier in Scotland’s growing industry.

How does Barum & Dewar enhance Scotland's end-to-end space ecosystem?

Our in-house designed protective cases and containers have been shipped to launch sites all over the world, with many undertaking numerous repeat missions before being reconfigured for fresh challenges. It is exciting to see the growth in the Scottish space sector, and to be a part of the supply chain that fuels that growth. From satellites to propulsion systems, hand carry cases to 4.5m high containers, 5kg to 5000kg payloads, the industry knows we have the capability to deliver exactly what is required.

What opportunities for collaboration exist between Barum & Dewar and the rest of the Scottish space sector?

There are fewer more demanding and challenging sectors than space. For almost 25 years we have been the leading UK supplier of transit and storage containers, for both flight hardware and ground support equipment, to the global space sector. With deadlines to meet and the most valuable of cargo to protect, many of the world’s leading space companies put their trust in us to design, develop and supply all their container requirements. With our extensive knowledge of the sector, we can be trusted to deliver the right protective packaging solution for the job every time.

What kind of businesses is Barum & Dewar looking to attract?

We look to work collaboratively with any business needing transport equipment that requires an advanced level of product protection. Whatever the requirement, our team will work to design the optimal protective packaging solution. We provide solutions from all major case manufacturers, as well as in-house design services for customised manufacture in foam, fabric, timber and aluminium.

How are you ensuring equal employment opportunities within Barum & Dewar?

In October 2023, Barum & Dewar was acquired by the publicly owned Macfarlane Group, a leading UK and EU specialist packaging solutions provider. As a Macfarlane Group company, we work to their industry leading agenda for diversity, social and environmental impacts, which ensures we are always striving to promote equal employment opportunities.

What are Barum & Dewar’s short-term and long-term goals?

Our focus is on growth within our specialist sector. In addition to the space sector, we have an established reputation in the aerospace, defence, and offshore sectors, each sharing a requirement for complex and technical protective packaging solutions. We have solutions in deployment across the globe, so our focus continues to be on building our growth in the Scottish, UK, and global market.

Are there any upcoming events or projects that would interest the Space Scotland community?

Events that bring our sector together are always fantastic opportunities to learn about the most recent sector developments, meet clients and connect with new companies. This month the focus is on the Space Tech Expo in Europe and the UK Space Conference, both of which will be excellent opportunities for the sector to connect.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

The collaborative nature of the space sector aligns well with Barum & Dewar’s own ethos and approach. As a result B&D are well placed to support both the emerging as well as the more established businesses operating in the Scottish space sector.