SHEET METAL FABRICATION AND PRECISION MACHINING

Specialising in Sheet Metal Fabrication, Precision Machining and Project Management, Universal Fabrications are a Coventry based company serving the UK & Europe.

Engineering Partner of Choice

Based in Coventry, we manufacture across an expanding 36,000 sq. ft, supported by over 80 employees and a best-in-class supply chain. Operating within multiple sectors we are able to offer a turnkey solution to our customers. Our capability to fabricate and produce precision engineered parts truly enables us to be a ‘One Stop Shop’ to our customers, this is why we are called Universal.

We are a trusted partner for a wide range of fabrication services and specialise in providing tailored solutions to meet your unique needs.


Our Services

Sheet Metal Fabrication

  • Punch / Laser Cutting
  • Bending / Forming
  • Robotic Welding
  • Manual MIG/TIG
precision machined part

Precision Machining

  • 3 Axis Milling
  • 4 Axis Milling
  • 5 Axis Milling
  • Turn / Mill Lathes
  • Sliding Head Lathe
man operating machine at sheet metal fabrication company

Project Management

  • Design
  • Prototype
  • Assembly
  • Paint
  • Inspection

Industries we work with:

Since 1978 our mission has been clear: to set new industry standards for precision and excellence in sheet metal fabrication and machined parts.

With 45 years of experience within the automotive, defence, automotive and commercial vehicle sectors, we are a fully integrated organisation using the latest in 3D CAD/CAM manufacturing technology.

Aerospace

Working in the Aerospace field for over 20 years, Universal has built a reputation for manufacturing parts to the highest quality standards. This includes sheet metal fabrications and precision machined parts for the engines themselves.

Defence

For over 15 years Universal Fabrications has been manufacturing armoured parts for the UK Defence industry across a range of vehicles such as Mastiff, Ridgback, Wolfhound and Boxer. For these vehicles, we utilise our machining and fabrication services to support both the refurbishment and production of new vehicles. This includes full vehicle chassis and armoured kits. Additionally, we were part of the development and manufacturing team of the PANAMA remotely operated vehicle (ROV) system, specially designed for improvised explosive device (ED) detection.

Automotive

For over 40 years Universal has been significantly supporting the Automotive industry with technical expertise, vehicle based parts and plant support equipment.

In 2023/2024 this includes:-

  • Designed and Manufactured paint line tooling for automated paint lines for Nissan, Stellantis brands and BMW, including paint slave tooling, carrier systems and paint fixtures.
  • Designed, Fabricated and Installed 6700 BMW engine frame stillages for the new Hamms Hall Engine Storage Facility.
  • Manufactured Precision Machined parts for Lotus.
  • Fabricated 20¬†3.5 Tonne Autonomous vehicle chassis for Ree Automotive whilst supporting¬†Williams Advanced Engineering with the design.

Rail & Tunnelling

Our engineers can respond to any brief within the rail industry, partnering with companies such as London Underground, working internationally in countries including the UK, Denmark, Hong Kong and Singapore. Using our years of experience and heavy investment in sheet metal manufacturing equipment, we can raise standards, reduce costs and deliver solutions.

Specialist Vehicles

Universal is a proven manufacturer of sheet metal fabrications and machined parts in the specialist vehicle sector. Our people are fully experienced up to full vehicle conversions for emergency, special purpose and military vehicles. This includes Ambulances, protection for Riot Vehicles, Armouring Toyota Land Cruisers in addition to the fabrication of cages for Police Vehicles.

armoured Toyato landcruiser

Construction

For over 40 years, Universal has been significantly supporting the Construction industry with fabricated parts and assemblies. This work includes fabricated vehicle chassis for plant equipment such as mobile access towers alongside trailers and ramps. We have also supported large structural projects connected with bridges, towers and platforms for industrial, commercial and military projects.

access boom construction vehicle