DCR Systems (DCR) lies on the south coast of the United Kingdom, where tradition meets innovation.

At DCR, we take pride in our commitment to quality, precision, and innovation, which is evident in every machine we produce. Our flagship product, the DCR Pro, and other cutting-edge machines proudly carry the revered Made in Great Britain logo.

Crafting Excellence: The DCR Pro and Beyond

At DCR, our passion for engineering excellence drives every aspect of our manufacturing process. From concept to completion, each machine is meticulously crafted to meet the highest quality and performance standards.

Innovative Design: Our journey begins with innovative design concepts crafted by our skilled engineers. Drawing on decades of industry expertise, we conceptualise machines that push the boundaries of innovation and functionality—looking for solutions to alloy wheel refinishing. 

Rigorous Testing: Quality is paramount at DCR. Before any machine leaves our facility, it undergoes thorough testing to ensure optimal performance and reliability. From stress tests to performance evaluations, each machine is put through its paces to meet our exacting standards. All our DCR Pro alloy wheel lathes are tested on various styles of wheels. 

Sustainable Manufacturing: We are committed to sustainable manufacturing practices as environmental stewards. From energy-efficient production processes to responsibly sourced materials, we strive to minimise our ecological footprint while delivering exceptional products. Much of our supply chain is within the county of Hampshire, ensuring a smaller footprint for each machine made. 

The Made in Great Britain Logo: A Mark of Excellence

At DCR, we proudly carry the esteemed Made in Great Britain logo—a symbol of our unwavering commitment to British craftsmanship and innovation. This iconic emblem signifies the origin of our products and the values of quality, integrity, and ingenuity that define our brand. We appreciate that machines are made worldwide, which is excellent, but we are proud that we are British and embrace other manufacturers in the market. 

Why Choose DCR?

Innovation: We are at the forefront of technological innovation, continuously pushing the boundaries of what is possible in manufacturing. We are the innovator, not the imitator.

Customer Satisfaction: Our dedication to customer satisfaction is unrivalled. We are committed to exceeding your expectations, from personalised service to ongoing support. We may not get it right all the time, but we care about all customers and strive to ensure our machines are delivering what is expected, minimising downtime. 

Proudly British: As a British-owned and operated company, we are proud to support local industries and contribute to the growth and prosperity of our nation.

Here at DCR Systems Ltd, we work with several large dealership groups in the country and the rest of the world. Here is our latest testimonial from TMS Motor Group. 

The technicians are already hitting high and consistent numbers of wheels giving a great return on investment for the DCR Pro alloy wheel lathe

” From the initial demo by Harry and Tom, their patience and support were undoubtedly instrumental in our decision to incorporate the DCR-Pro machine into our operations. From the sale to the comprehensive service received, our experience with the DCR-Pro diamond cut alloy wheel refurbishment machine and the custom van built by Kings Fleet has been exemplary. The quality of the DCR-Pro machine is outstanding, delivering exceptional performance and reliability that has significantly enhanced our service capabilities at TMS Motor Group.

The van build was tailored perfectly to accommodate the equipment, providing a seamless integration that has bolstered our operational efficiency. The attention to detail and customer support provided throughout the process were top-notch, reflecting the high standards of professionalism and dedication we value.

We are thoroughly impressed with the enhancements these additions have brought to our business, and we look forward to our continued partnership.”

Thank you once again for your support and outstanding service. We appreciate the significant impact your products have had on our operations.

Regards, Oliver

Oliver Hallows


If you want more information on how your group could benefit from additional alloy wheel refurbishment revenue, contact us through the website. CLICK HERE

Identifying the difference between a painted alloy wheel and a diamond-cut alloy wheel, you can look for the following characteristics:

1. Finishing Technique:

   – Painted Alloy Wheel: A painted alloy wheel typically has a smooth and consistent colour coating. The entire wheel surface is covered with paint, providing a uniform appearance. More often as well, the painted alloy wheel has a rounded or multi-directional spoke. 

   Diamond Cut Alloy Wheel: A diamond-cut alloy wheel has a distinct finish achieved using a specialised alloy wheel lathe. The face of the wheel is machined or cut with diamond-tipped tools, creating a delicate, reflective pattern. The rest of the wheel may have a painted or powder-coated finish. The spokes on a diamond-cut alloy wheel have a flatter profile, allowing for machining. 

2. Texture and Shine:

   Painted Alloy Wheel: The painted surface of an alloy wheel is usually smooth to the touch. Depending on the desired look, it may have a glossy, satin, or matte finish.

   – Diamond Cut Alloy Wheel: The diamond-cut face of an alloy wheel has a distinctive texture due to the machining process. It appears shiny and reflective, similar to a mirror finish, with fine lines or grooves running across the surface.

3. Color Variation:

   – Painted Alloy Wheel: Painted alloy wheels typically have a consistent colour across the entire surface. The colour choice may vary depending on the manufacturer or personal preference.

   – Diamond Cut Alloy Wheel: The diamond-cut face of an alloy wheel is usually silver or metallic in colour, providing a bright and reflective appearance. The rest of the wheel, including the spokes and inner areas, may have a different colour or finish.

4. Maintenance and Repair:

   – Painted Alloy Wheel: Painted alloy wheels require regular cleaning and maintenance to preserve their appearance. Scratches or chips in the paint can be touched up or repainted.

   Diamond-Cut Alloy Wheel: Diamond-cut alloy wheels are more susceptible to damage and require specialised care. If the diamond-cut face is damaged, it may need to be machined again or repaired by professionals experienced in diamond-cut wheel refurbishment.

So that you know, the presence of a diamond-cut face does not necessarily mean the entire wheel is diamond-cut. Many alloy wheels combine diamond-cut and painted sections to achieve a unique design. To accurately determine the wheel type, it is best to look over the surface and consult the manufacturer’s specifications or seek professional assistance.

Alloy wheels have become increasingly popular among car owners due to their durability, stylish appearance, and enhanced performance. However, these wheels are not immune to damages caused by curbs, potholes, or general wear and tear. Fortunately, opting for alloy wheel repair rather than replacement offers numerous benefits. In this blog post, we will explore the advantages of repairing alloy wheels for cars, highlighting how it can save money while enhancing the vehicle’s overall aesthetics. Of course, the main highlight is using our DCR Pro alloy wheel lathe! (why wouldn’t we!)

1. Cost Savings:

Repairing alloy wheels is a cost-effective alternative to replacement. The price of a single alloy wheel can be significantly higher than the cost of repairing it. Car owners can save a substantial amount of money by opting for repairs, especially if multiple wheels require attention. Additionally, repairing the wheels can help avoid the expense of buying a complete set of new wheels, which is often unnecessary if only a few wheels are damaged.

2. Retains Originality and Value:

Alloy wheels are often chosen for their unique design and finish, contributing to a car’s overall visual appeal. By repairing damaged alloy wheels, car owners can preserve the originality of their vehicles. Repairing specific areas such as scuffs, scratches, or minor dents can bring the wheel back to its original condition, maintaining the overall aesthetic integrity of the car.

Furthermore, repairing rather than replacing alloy wheels helps retain the vehicle’s value. When it comes time to sell or trade in the car, having well-maintained, repaired alloy wheels can make a positive impression on potential buyers or dealers, potentially increasing its resale value.

3. Time Efficiency:

Repairing alloy wheels is generally a quicker process than replacing them. Wheel replacement often involves sourcing the correct size, design, and finish, which may require ordering and waiting for delivery. On the other hand, many wheel repair services offer same-day or next-day service, allowing car owners to have their wheels repaired promptly and get back on the road with minimal downtime.

4. Environmentally Friendly:

Opting for alloy wheel repair contributes to a more sustainable approach by reducing waste. Alloy wheels that are still structurally sound but have cosmetic damages can be effectively repaired, extending their lifespan. Repairing the wheels instead of disposing of them and purchasing new ones helps minimise unnecessary waste and reduces the demand for manufacturing new wheels, which requires energy and resources.

5. Professional Quality Results:

Reputable wheel repair specialists have the expertise and equipment to deliver high-quality results. They utilise specialised techniques to repair alloy wheels, ensuring the outcome is seamless and indistinguishable from the original condition. These professionals possess the necessary skills to address various types of damages, such as scratches, scuffs, chips, or corrosion, using polishing, sanding, filling, and refinishing methods. The result is a restored wheel that looks like new, providing a polished appearance to the vehicle. This is where using our DCR Pro alloy wheel lathe ensures that professional finish every time.

Repairing alloy wheels for cars offers a range of benefits that make it a wise choice for car owners. The advantages are clear, from saving money and retaining the originality of the vehicle to minimising environmental impact and enjoying professional-quality results. Choosing wheel repair over replacement not only ensures cost efficiency but also contributes to the overall aesthetics and value of the car. So, if your alloy wheels show signs of wear or minor damage, consider professional repair services and give your wheels a new lease on life.

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