Success Stories

Manufacturing Success Stories

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LMAP in Swindon and Wiltshire

Reflections from companies in Swindon and Wiltshire on the support received from SWMAS through the Local Manufacturing Advisory Programme (LMAP).
Artists image of Hinkley Point C as it should look when finished

PD Devices

PD Devices are leaders in the design and ma
Flamgard Calidair's workshop in South Wales

Flamgard Calidair

The support from the SWMAS-led Hinkley Supply Chain Programme has been a vital part of the mix as Flamgard Calidair capitalise on the opportunity they see in the nuclear new build sector. What does CEO Lee Bramald have to say to other SME's looking to supply HPC? Watch the video.

LMAP in the West of England

Reflections on the support received from SWMAS through the Local Manufacturing Advisory Programme (LMAP) from a number of companies based in the West of England.
LittlePod's George crimps the vanilla tubes by hand

LittlePod

LittlePod's long term relationship with SWMAS has given them the confidence to make key decisions and grow the business.
Photo of Permateek's decking

LMAP in Dorset

Reflections on the support received from SWMAS through the Local Manufacturing Advisory Programme (LMAP) from a number of Dorset companies

LMAP in Gloucestershire

Reflections on the support received from SWMAS through the Local Manufacturing Advisory Programme (LMAP) from a number of Gloucestershire companies.
Arco2 & Ecofab

Arco2 & Ecofab

Arco2 & Ecofab reached the tipping point that many small businesses do about how to take their businesses to the next level whilst allowing innovation to flourish, and so contacted SWMAS for advice and support.

Bini Fine Foods

Bini Fine Foods was awarded a grant of £2,500 towards the cost of supplying the new dedicated production unit with commercial cooking equipment, which would allow them to efficiently produce on a larger scale.

Ariel Motor

Capitalising on the grant available that allowed them to invest in new tooling, Ariel also benefited from a business diagnostic and expert coaching from the team at SWMAS.
Arcol

Arcol

Prior to working with SWMAS, Arcol already had a well-established reputation for supplying high quality products to many multinational clients including NASA. However, the directors wanted to maximise the company’s potential to expand into new territories.

Fowlers of Bristol (Engineers) Ltd

Fowlers of Bristol (Engineers) Ltd was awarded a grant of £1,561 to help fund their Dot Peen Part Marking machinery. 

Brinsea Products Ltd

Brinsea was awarded a grant of £2,600 towards a £10,000 strategic website redevelopment.
Associated Dental products

Associated Dental products

Keen to apply a more ecologically friendly way of producing its waxes, Associated Dental Products Ltd sought support from SWMAS to develop and install some bespoke processing equipment.

Price Western Leather

Price Western Leather was awarded a grant of £2,600 to support their exponential growth by purchasing a computer controlled sewing machine.

ASP Screen Printing

ASP Screen Printing's main challenges were the need to streamline processes, which would allow them to increase their capacity, boost sales and allow for growth in the business.
Cobra Ribs image

Cobra Ribs

A Dorset based boat building company is to launch a new range of family leisure boats that will help it to compete on the international stage, with funds and support from the South West Growth Fund and SWMAS Ltd.
Ecoegg

Ecoegg

Having developed an innovative Dryer Egg product, Ecoegg needed assistance during the design phase and were keen to secure funding to enable it to be manufactured in the UK.  Through the Product Development Centre SWMAS awarded the company with a grant to fund the design and development of a new injection moulding tool.
Future Advanced Manufacture

Future Advanced Manufacture

Future Advanced Manufacture Ltd manufactures a range of high precision components for the aerospace, oil and gas, marine and defence industries.  Having previously placed more emphasis on research and development (R&D) rather than repeat manufacturing, the company decided to make a radical shift in focus.

Contracts & Programmes

Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) - The Story So Far

Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) - The Story So Far

SWMAS successfully delivered the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) across the South West between January 2012 and April 2015. In total, we  supported over 3750 businesses to improve their manufacturing strategies and performance.
Product Development Centre

Product Development Centre

Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (2007-2013) Competitiveness and Convergence Programmes, the Product Development Centre provides SME manufacturing companies across the South West of England with a dedicated service to support innovation.
Marine Growth Programme

Marine Growth Programme

The Marine Growth Programme formed a key part of the Plymouth and South West Peninsula City Deal between January 2014 and February 2015. The £363k project utilised £242k of City Deal funding to blend marine sector knowledge with learning from beyond the sector.