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

Sheet Metal Fabrication Experts Since 1978

Universal Fabrications is a leading provider of subcontracted Fabricated and Machined parts to UK Product Makers.

Spanning across an expansive 40,000 sq. ft of manufacturing space, we’re not just a supplier; we’re a manufacturing ally, dedicated to addressing the unique challenges faced by assembly plants and their purchasing teams. 

From cutting and punching to bending and forming, from MIG/TIG welding to robot welding, we offer a full range of manufacturing operations to meet your technical specifications including painting and metal coating options. In addition to making your parts we can also package to kitting lists and assemble.

Our hallmark is to provide cost-effective solutions without sacrificing quality. We do this through leveraging the design knowledge of our people whilst utilising the very latest technology including robot automation.

All in all, this makes us easy to do business with and a front runner in supporting our customers engineering challenges.

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Our Fabrication and Machining Services

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Punch/Laser Cutting

Our West Midlands facility houses Amada CNC Fibre Lasers and Combination Punch Machines handling sheet sizes up to 4mx2m and up to 25mm thick across materials, supporting stand-alone high-volume cutting or integrated fabrication needs; simply provide CAD files, specifications, quantities and timelines for competitive quotes.

sheet metal fabrication bending machine


With a fleet of 5 CNC brake presses capable of bending materials from thin aluminium to hardened steel in lengths up to 4m, our precision forming expertise utilizes specialized tooling to consistently produce tight-tolerance bent parts, panels, enclosures and assemblies for both high-volume production runs and custom fabrication projects.

robotic welding arms in sheet metal manufacturing premises


Utilising 13 welding bays and robotic cells, our metal welding expertise spans MIG, TIG, spot, and projection techniques delivering flawless welds up to 10mx6mx4m and 10 tonnes for precise prototypes through high-volume production across industries using cutting-edge equipment and rigorous quality control.

precision machined part on a dark grey background manufactured by sheet metal fabrication company

Precision Machining

Our Machine Shop manufactures precision prototypes, small batches and OEM production parts across materials to aerospace standards, supported by quality documentation for integrated fabrication or standalone machining projects as a trusted production partner. Our capabilities include:

  • 3 Axis Milling
  • 4 Axis Milling
  • 5 Axis Milling
  • Turn / Mill Lathes
  • Sliding Head Lathe
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Project Management

As an experienced, trusted partner delivering successful fabrication and machining projects, our suitably qualified teams with technical expertise, lean processes and proactive design enhancements ensure on-time completion. Our comprehensive services include:

  • Design
  • Prototype
  • Assembly
  • Paint
  • Inspection
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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.


For over 20 years, Universal has built a reputation for manufacturing parts for the aerospace industry. Our specialised capabilities in 5-axis machining, inspection and advanced CAD/CAM technologies ensure parts meet rigorous quality standards.

aeroplane engine for sheet metal fabrication company


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.

military defence truck and fabrication parts


For over 40 years, Universal has delivered precision automotive parts, assemblies and plant equipment leveraging our technical expertise and design for manufacturing capabilities. Our extensive experience supports leading automotive brands from prototyping to scaled production across fabrication and machining solutions.

robot arm in sheet metal work factory for the automotive industry

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.

railway tunnel showing parts for sheet metal work

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 Land Cruiser with parts by sheet metal fabrication company


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 supplied by construction sheet metal fabricators


Universal Fabrications is a provider of fabrications and machined parts for sustainable power generation solutions, including diesel, electric, biofuel, hydrogen, and pedal-based systems. With expertise in design for manufacturing and state-of-the-art facilities capable of handling heavy fabrications up to 10 tonnes, the company offers a comprehensive range of services from project initiation to scaled production.

hydrogen power cell enclosure manufactured by energy fabrication company