Atlantic Pacfic Marine was founded in 2010 by Leroy Bishop, Phillip Rodrigues, and David Hale. Its sister company LME UK provides industrial engineering services to multinationals such as Dow Corning.


LME UK: 50 years of world leading service

LME UK’s history spans 50 years, from its inception as a Welsh based engineering company to the world leader it is today.

Originally called Leckwith Engineering, the company was founded in 1960 by David Hale Snr on his return from sea after serving as a Chief Engineer in the Merchant Navy.

Leckwith Engineering went from strength to strength, becoming a household name renowned for completing some of Wales’ landmark engineering projects, such as the construction and maintenance of the first Wind Farms at Gilfach Goch, Porth, and Dyffryn Brodyn.

The company also undertook numerous major projects in the petrochemical and power plant industries.



Leckwith Engineering completes a major upper management restructure, and rebrands as LME UK Ltd.  From 2002 to the present day, LME UK has remained the main mechanical engineering provider for Dow Corning in Barry (UK), the world’s leading silicon provider.



LME UK expands into the facilities management market.



Major investment in state-of-the-art facilities and equipment enables LME UK to launch its shot blasting and protective coating services.



David Hale Jnr, the driving force behind LME UK since 2002, forms Atlantic Pacific Marine with fellow directors Leroy Bishop and Phillip Rodrigues.



Building on its outstanding reputation for quality and fast turnaround, Atlantic Pacific Marine expands into the renewables market and begins undertaking energy systems maintenance.



Atlantic Pacific Marine’s growth exceeds all expectations, and the company relocates its Cardiff Head Office from Lamby Way to Rhymney River Bridge Road.



To meet increasing demand, Atlantic Pacific Miami is opened in a prime location within Fort Lauderdale harbour. The new site acts as a distribution base for both tools and manpower to the company’s burgeoning refit, upgrade and repair projects in North America and the Caribbean.