Manufacturing Success Stories

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.
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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

Identifying potential business opportunities in connection with the Hinkley Point C build, PD Devices approached SWMAS to explore the support available to help them increase their knowledge and credibility in the nuclear sector.
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. What does CEO Lee Bramald have to say to other SMEs 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.
Vessco workshop

Vessco Engineering Ltd

Vessco Engineering Ltd won a Hinkley Point C contract that's given them the stability for five years. Their advice? Seek the support and help for your business that can be provided by the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme. Watch the video.

Berry & Escott

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HVMIP in Cornwall

360 Cornish manufacturers supported by SWMAS in the last five years. Read what they have to say about what they've achieved.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.