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Manufacturing components that deliver game-changing advantage.

We specialise in the prototyping and the manufacture of core components that help our customers exceed expectations.

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How we can help.

If you are launching a new high-end model or range, we have the expertise to deliver quality carbon fibre, composite, and polymer automotive components that set your brand apart from the rest.

0.1 g / km C02

Lightweighting measures can help reduce CO2 emissions - approximately 0.1g / km CO2 reduction per kilogram saved.

10.6% annual growth

Carbon fibre composites in automotive is predicted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10.6% until the year 2023.

Formaplex is the preferred engineered polymer and carbon fibre components supplier to some of the highest quality luxury car brands in the world.

Our customers trust us to help them with design for manufacture at the front end, through tooling design and manufacture, to series production of the highest quality parts fitted to some of the most beautiful cars.

If you are looking for lightweight carbon fibre car parts or specialist injection moulded polymer parts, we provide full end-to-end tooling and component solutions.

Our production processes include injection moulding, carbon fibre prepreg component manufacture and composite compression moulding supported by primer and top coat paint lines to give you a complete production solution.

You will be given full design support and advice with design and manufacture of mould tools and jigs and fixtures. With full PPAP provision, we ensure that you receive the best quality components on time, every time.

Our highly skilled engineers and technicians, working to industry standard quality management systems including IATF16949 and VW Formel Q certification, have been delivering the highest quality automotive parts to the highest standards for over a decade.

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We have a well-defined process to conceive, produce and deliver the components and products for automotive and car body manufacturing.

Consult

If you need to de-risk your composite, polymer, or carbon fibre automotive component design and manufacture, that’s where we come in. We work in consultation as part of your team, providing material and process recommendations using our expertise gained from years of experience.

Design

Need composite, carbon fibre or polymer automotive parts? We can help. We take automotive ideas and guide your design for manufacture. Combining the latest technologies and specialist analysis software with our expertise, we help achieve the right product and design tooling to deliver results.

Prototype

We bring a complete composite, carbon fibre and polymer prototyping service to our automotive customers. By providing direct epoxy composite mould tools, aluminium injection mould tools and 3D printing, you can test and refine your design quickly and accurately before committing to production.

Manufacture

We are specialists at producing low-volume, high-quality automotive components. Whether it's injection moulding, visual carbon fibre or sheet moulding compound, we have the manufacturing solution for you. Our manufacturing facilities are IATF16949 accredited.

Finish

Our jigs & fixtures team provides the highest quality fixtures to ensure perfect assemblies for the automotive sector. These are then primed, painted or lacquered on our in-house paint line. Our paint teams deliver to some of the highest quality finish standards in the industry, every day.

Supply

Our supply process is designed to integrate seamlessly into your manufacturing process. We work with you to ensure safe delivery of your components, wherever you are in the world.

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Get in touch, tell us what you are trying to achieve, and let’s see how we can help make it happen.

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Experience matters.

Learn how our polymer, composite, and carbon fibre automotive components can help make your products better.