Manufacturing Success Stories

Artists image of Hinkley Point C as it should look when finished

PD Devices

PD Devices approached SWMAS to explore the support available to help them increase their knowledge and credibility in the nuclear sector to target Hinkley Point C (HPC) supply opportunities.
Flamgard Calidair's workshop in South Wales

Flamgard Calidair

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. 
Vessco workshop

Vessco Engineering Ltd

This Bridgend-based manufacturer won a Hinkley Point C (HPC) contract offering them stability for five years. Watch the video to hear about their journey to becoming a HPC supplier.

Berry & Escott

This Bridgwater-based manufacturer won a contract with the National College for Nuclear after support from the Hinkley Supply Chain Team.

Jo Bird and Co

This Somerset-based manufacturer of custom-made cabinets engaged with the Hinkley Supply Chain Team to target opportunities within the Hinkley Point C (HPC) project.
Composite Projects Devon

Composite Projects

Composite Projects in Devon are helping to embed a positive culture of continuous improvement in their business.

Cotswold Printing

Read how this inspirational Gloucestershire-based printing company rapidly switched their production to help the NHS fight against COVID-19. 

Sandford Orchards

With help from SWMAS, this Devon-based cider manufacturer meets soaring customer demand!

TiramisUGO LTD – ‘The Cornish Italian’

This Truro-based company, who produce high-end, Italian cuisine, adapted their products to support the local community throughout the COVID-19 lockdown

Bristol Maid (Hospital Metalcraft Limited)

This Dorset-based manufacturer saw their order book grow by 300% due to the COVID-19 crisis

M-CNC: Engineering Support for Ventilator Challenge UK

As the COVID-19 pandemic hit, this Bridgwater-based company supported the NHS by manufacturing and supplying components for lifesaving ventilators.

Westaway Sausages

This innovative and environmentally friendly Devon-based food manufacturer recently launched the first certified, home compostable, meat packaging.

Alderman Tooling

Read how this innovative Devon-based company has invested to target new opportunities and connect with potential customers 
Associated Dental products

Associated Dental products

Associated Dental Products Ltd sought support from SWMAS to develop and install bespoke, ecologically friendly, processing equipment.
Arcol

Arcol

Arcol supply high-quality products to many multinational clients including NASA, and wanted to maximise the company’s potential to expand into new territories.

J.Wippell and Co

This academic robe manufacturer and clerical outfitter saw an opportunity to help the current shortage of PPE and switch the focus of their production.
Buttermilk Confections Cornwall

Buttermilk Confections Ltd

This Cornwall-based connfectionery business sought SWMAS' expert help to improve internal processes and develop a strong team structure. The result? Engaged employees and cost savings of £55K+!
Arco2 & Ecofab

Arco2 & Ecofab

Arco2 & Ecofab contacted SWMAS for advice and support to help them take their businesses to the next level whilst allowing innovation to flourish.

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.

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.

South West Manufacturers fight back against the impact of COVID-19

From assisting in the production of urgently required ventilator components and PPE to switching their offering in line with lockdown restrictions, read how a number of small and medium-sized manufacturing businesses across the South West have found innovative ways to survive and thrive...

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.

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. 

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.
GripSure

GripSure

GripSure, a manufacturer and supplier of anti-slip timber decking, approached SWMAS for support on how to work more efficiently in a factory environment after making the decision to change from a contracting company to a manufacturing business.
Hymid Multi-Shot

Hymid Multi-Shot

After deciding to embark on a programme of change management, Hymid Multi-Shot Ltd approached SWMAS for support with the implementation of a new business strategy.  
Marshfield Bakery

Marshfield Bakery

Marshfield Bakery manufactures quality handmade cakes, snack bars, biscuits and seasonal goods that are distributed throughout the UK and Europe.  The company approached SWMAS for support as it looked to develop an innovation strategy to enter new markets.
Permateek

Permateek

Permateek manufactures and supplies a range of innovative and environmentally friendly marine decking products.  After making the decision to upgrade to larger premises and move from sub-contracting to do its own production on site, the company contacted SWMAS Ltd for assistance with funding the expansion and advice on the day-to-day operations of running a factory.  
Pipex px

Pipex px

Pipex px® is a privately owned and family run manufacturer of construction products built from high quality, corrosion resistant thermoplastics and advanced composites.  The company approached SWMAS for support as it looked to implement a new management structure in order to sustain a period of continual growth.
Probiotics International

Probiotics International

Probiotics International Ltd manufactures a range of food and health food supplements, supplying the veterinary, human, agriculture and equine healthcare markets.  
Pulse Roll Label Products

Pulse Roll Label Products

Prior to working with SWMAS, Pulse Roll Label Products was well recognised for its specialist product offering. However, the directors were always looking forward for ways to improve the business.

Plasloc

With a new project in the pipeline with a major UK airport, and an ongoing commitment to finding ways to upgrade and improve the extrusion tools it uses to manufacture its products, Plasloc approached the SWMAS for guidance and support.
Stewart Golf

Stewart Golf

Stewart Golf has been designing and manufacturing remote-controlled electric trolleys for more than a decade and buying-in premium three-wheeled push trolleys from overseas since 2010.  The company needed financial support to assist in both the initial design of its all-new R1 Push trolley and the design and development of the manufacturing process.
Suresense Technologies

Suresense Technologies

Suresense Technologies Ltd is a dynamic, company dedicated to providing practical energy-saving solutions to industry throughout the world that deliver highly transparent and tangible business benefits. With demand increasing, the company worked with SWMAS on a number of fronts to support the growth of the business.
Western Air Ducts

Western Air Ducts

Western Air Ducts is a leading firm of industrial air quality consultants and engineers specialising in dust and fume extraction systems.  The company sought advice from SWMAS on where to gain funding to support the product development phase of ‘Intellair’, its unique energy efficient air control system designed to react directly to demand rather than being in constant operation.
WITT Energy

WITT Energy

The ‘WITT’ (Whatever Input to Torsion Transfer) has particular benefits in the marine sector with potential applications ranging from lighting navigational buoys to GPS systems and the charging of batteries on boats even when moored. Having established that the technology worked and recognised its potential application in several different environments, the company needed help in accessing the knowledge, contacts and finance needed to take the WITT to the next stage. The directors approached SWMAS for support.