Ten Warwickshire manufacturing wonders…that aren’t automotive

Manufacturing Focus - Coventry & Warwickshire: In Association with Barclays
Vitsœ, Royal Leamington Spa (ID11427) ©Dirk Lindner

Warwickshire is home to literally hundreds of globally-leading automotive companies, from Jaguar Land Rover and Aston Martin to some not so familiar, but no less impressive companies.

Coventry-based RDM Group supplies products and engineering services to the automotive industry, while Sirius Automotive in Leamington Spa specialises in the production of electric and Subarupowered high performance sports cars.

Then there’s Eatron Technologies in Warwick, an “intelligent software” company specialising in electric and autonomous vehicles and also based in the town is Contechs, a leading provider of specialist design and engineering services to some of the world’s most well-known automotive engineering brands.

But don’t let’s forget there are many other manufacturing companies in the county which serve industries other than automotive that can be celebrated too.

Box Factory 1

Bluecode – Rugby: Specialises in the manufacture of labels for the industrial and commercial sectors

BPC Engineering – Welford-on-Avon: Manufacturer specialising in the design and production of marine grade 316L stainless steel pipe support clamping systems

Fertility Focus – Warwick: Manufactures fertility monitoring products

FutureEnergy Ltd – Stratford-upon-Avon: Developed the AirForce-1 domestic wind turbine in 2006. More than 6,000 have since been manufactured and sold worldwide

Leeson Polyurethanes Ltd – Warwick: Designs and manufacturers polyurethane adhesives and coatings

SJG International – Alcester: Manufactures rubber extrusions, gaskets and foam conversions

Staircraft – Exhall: Manufactures staircases, joist floors, door linings and other timber products, and says it is the world’s leading staircase manufacturer

The Box Factory – Leamington Spa: Designs, prints and manufactures all types of corrugated cardboard boxes (pictured)

Vitsoe – Leamington Spa: Manufactures modular furniture designed in 1960 by the celebrated German industrial designer Dieter Rams

Warwick Acoustics – Nuneaton: Designs and manufactures high quality audio systems and headphones

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A survey of 10,002 consumers in 10 markets was carried out by Opinium on behalf of Barclays Corporate Banking in January 2021. Subsequent economic modelling was completed by Development Economics Ltd