Incorporated in 2001, Automotive Precision Engineering began making industrial washers, before it increased its product range – through growth and the acquisition of several engineering businesses – to include pressings, machined parts, bespoke engineered parts, as well as hydraulic and manually clamped fixtures.
Automotive Precision Engineering’s customer base has also doubled in this time, with its product range tripling. Over the last twelve months alone the company has seen sales grow 38% – with 26 million components produced and delivered.
Parts are manufactured on-site to customer drawings as well as recognised DIN and BS standards and can be produced to PPAP Level 3. With a dedicated and experienced team of engineers using CNC machines the company can reverse engineer parts, which allows it to supply customers with parts that are bespoke or no longer widely available in the market. This is especially welcomed in the aftermarket of classic vehicles, as well as providing a good source of supply for customers with requirements in varied markets and trades.
“We also have a range of press equipment that is unique in the UK and gives us the ability to produce our own tooling at a fraction of the cost,” states Automotive Precision. “This gives us a competitive edge on pricing, as the tooling is designed and produced in-house and allows for a fast turnaround in terms of lead times, with many parts being produced in days or weeks rather than months.”
Automotive Precision Engineering is also now expanding into other value-added services such offering DIN 931, DIN 933 and DIN 934 through a joint venture with a quality Indian manufacturer.
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