Industry Forum has brought together some of the UK’s most specialised advanced manufacturing companies to showcase their products at an exhibition at the SMMT Westminster offices in central London between 10th December 2012 and 4th January 2013. These companies are operating at the forefront of advanced manufacturing in the UK offering innovative and highly engineered components and products.

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Advanced Manufacturing

The company was established in 2010, with a modern, comprehensive manufacturing plant commissioned soon after. The high skill levels and creativity of its staff cater to both volume and niche orders of precision metal work. Investments over the last two years in robotic automation and substantial pressing facilities at this ISO 9001:2010 certified business have further broadened its capabilities in a variety of sectors.

The products on show at SMMT demonstrate the bespoke, multi-metal solutions that it offers its clients, including door assemblies and exterior trim for both Aston Martin and Bentley.





BAC (Briggs Automotive Company) Ltd. is the British manufacturer of Mono, the world’s first single-seat production supercar. Brothers lan and Neill Briggs realised a long held ambition of designing and engineering their own car with the launch of Mono in March of 2011, and in turn set a new benchmark in the niche automotive sector.

BAC are delighted to announce news of strong sales and developments that point towards a bright future in the automotive industry. Despite the tough economic climate, domestically and abroad, Mono has commanded enormous interest from all corners of the globe, with distributor agreements in the key markets of USA and China and export sales to many countries.

Based in Cheshire, BAC source almost all the cars components from within the UK and are extremely proud to state that Mono is ‘Built in Britain’.






CTG is a true British success story: a leader in the design, development and manufacture of advanced composite materials, products and systems.  We have established an international reputation for our innovation, quality and successful development of composite solutions across a wide business spectrum.  CTG is at the forefront of filament winding technology, specialising in precise fibre placement techniques and innovating new technology in joining metals to composites.

CTG’s exhibit at SMMT includes a range of composite propshafts, along with pressure vessels, hydraulic accumulators and a composite flywheel.


Performance Springs




Performance Springs Ltd is at the leading edge of spring technology and innovation. We design, develop and manufacture high quality, precision, compression springs particularly for engine valve, fuel injection, clutch, brake systems, steering and pressure regulation.

Applications range across racecar, passenger and commercial vehicles, and also include heavy duty diesel engines. Spring optimisation and prototyping services plus advanced on-site testing and laboratory facilities are available. All components are manufactured to customer order and we currently work with many prestigious global OEM and aftermarket companies. Performance Springs is the best choice for high fatigue and safety critical applications.

On display at SMMT is a variety of springs and valves, as well as a cutaway cylinder head that demonstrates the products in context.


Polytec Car Styling




The POLYTEC GROUP is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-quality plastic parts, with 21 sites and over 3500 employees worldwide.

POLYTEC includes renowned international motor industry brands among its customers, but is also increasingly supplying markets outside of this sector. Its key criteria for success are the latest technologies, unimpeachable quality, absolute delivery reliability and competitive pricing. In both the automotive and non-automotive fields, POLYTEC offers supreme added value in every segment, ranging from product design and development through the manufacturing of tools and workpieces for fibre-reinforced materials, along with component simulation and testing, to practically all conceivable plastic processing technologies. Furthermore, POLYTEC offers excellent performance with regard to downstream processes such as painting or assembly, along with just-in-time or just-in-sequence delivery.

Polytec’s products on show at SMMT include two examples of aerodynamic components manufactured for Ford and Jaguar at its Bromyard plant in the West Midlands.



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