Truly integrated advanced manufacturing for complex tech solutions
Advanced manufacturing innovation made possible by a unique combination of complex metal fabrication and electro-mechanical assembly capability- far more advanced and flexible than traditional contract manufacturing.
We make products for a broad sweep of sectors – from agritech and healthcare to transport and electrification – delivering a diverse product range of the highest quality. Continuous improvement is central to our production process. Our agile teams can react quickly to your changing needs, iterating and re-iterating as products evolve in their markets. Our flexibility means we can offer batch manufacture that can be scaled up or down to produce the exact volumes needed to meet your market’s demand. We’ve always operated at excellent levels of efficiency and quality, and thanks to years of experience, our performance continues to get even better. Build times are consistently decreasing whereas first time pass rates – a key measure of quality – are consistently going up.
Cross-disciplinary collaboration with our sister business Universal Wolf brings expertise in complex metal fabrication
You benefit from our depth of knowledge and cross-disciplinary collaboration. This starts with our integrated complex metal fabrication capability, delivered via our sister company Universal Wolf. This level of combined capability means we can help customers get to market quickly and effectively and scale faster.
Working together we optimise the design of all the metal parts which make up your product to ensure the finished whole lasts and performs. We’re also able to iterate anything from individual parts to whole assemblies as production moves from early stage, so ensuring continuous improvement. As production advances, robust supply is maintained too.
We create your own factory within ours
Next, we make your product in bespoke manufacturing cells that operate as your own factory within our factory. These cells are individually optimised for you, carefully calibrated to efficiently build your product in a specific sequence to a very high standard. Everything from lighting and ergonomics to product flow is tailored to your exact needs and those of the people building it.
What makes these cells run so smoothly is the deep collaboration between our teams at every step. Our designers and prototype experts have a detailed understanding of manufacturing needs even at an early stage, with everybody in regular communication to stay focused on the common goal. Similarly, if a product comes to us while still in development, we can call on our design and prototyping teams’ expertise to help optimise it for manufacture.
The broadest possible range of skills guarantees flexibility
Flexibility is also crucial. Each member of our manufacturing team has a much broader range of skills than the operators within a conventional contract manufacturing set-up. This means team sizes can adapt to match the pattern of demand for each product – if volume suddenly needs to ramp up for one of them, we can bring over more specialists from less demanding schedules.
Your end-to-end development and manufacturing partner
Whether you’re looking to scale an existing product or find a partner to help you develop your next generation product and then scale that -or all three- our group service offer makes us your perfect delivery partner, combining technical and operational capability with buying power and security of supply to compliment your inhouse capacity to exploit full market potential. What’s more, being completely UK-based and committed to onshoring wherever possible, we’re your partner in sustainability too.
Our work with leading online retailer Ocado is a great example of how well this integrated model delivers. We’ve built thousands of their game-changing robots, with numerous iterations to stay market-disruptive during a decade of production.
Our group service offer
1. Your partner with end-to-end capability to develop and scale new and existing products
2. Unique design, metal fabrication and electro-mechanical manufacturing disciplines under one roof
3. Deep experience and market-proven success in complex metal fabrication, DFM and electro-mechanical assembly
4. Buying power and stability of supply
5. Flexibility and agility to meet your precise needs whatever stage you’re at
6. Commitment to onshoring
7. Your partner in sustainability
Power of the Pack
Founded in 1964, Universal Wolf are leaders in complex metal fabrication. From transformative New Product Introduction processes to our Design For Manufacturing services, metal bending, and welding fabrication, we are a pack where passion, persistence and people matter. Where talent, trust and teams thrive. Because for us it’s more than work. It’s who we are.
We believe in the power of the pack. And when you’re part of our pack, we’re in this together. We’re a partner for the long-term and we run with our customers from start to finish through the product journey. Whether it’s providing industry-leading advice on product and design decisions or investing in future trends and technology, we are always here for you.