Made in South Derbyshire

South Derbyshire has one of the highest concentrations of manufacturing employment in the country, with products made locally exported around the world – 18% of jobs are in manufacturing, compared with 8% in Great Britain. There are particular concentrations in the transport equipment (planes, trains and automobiles) manufacturing sector key to the Midland’s economy, plus food and drink including links to the brewing industry in Burton upon Trent and construction products with its origins in mineral extraction. South Derbyshire is home to numerous final assembly facilities, along with their supply chain companies and associated skills base. Most are small and medium-sized enterprises, whilst the larger manufacturers include the following:

Able Engineering

Manufacturers of stainless steel and alloy fabrications for a range of sectors including energy, automotive, food and drink.

Acres Engineering

Specialise in providing quality engineered custom products whilst designing for manufacture and assembly, particularly for the transportation sector.

Avara Foods

One of the UK’s largest food businesses, supplying chicken and turkey to the nation’s supermarkets and restaurants.

Central Joinery Group

Specialist manufacturer of timber staircases, stair risers, windows and doors, supplying national house builders, exclusive developers and homeowners.

Dellner Polymer Solutions

Technologically advanced vibration control, rubber fabrication and bonding solutions for a global market, including the key sectors of rail, industrial and transportation.

First Fence

One of the front-runners of the UK’s fencing industry, manufacturing a wide range of security and temporary fencing.

Futaba Manufacturing

Leading original equipment robotics welding assembly company, supplying parts to manufacturers including Toyota and Jaguar Land Rover.

Gibson Technology

Automotive and motorsport company designing, developing and manufacturing race systems encompassing engines, electronics and electronic gearshift systems.

Greenbank Group

A global reputation for engineering excellence across, designing and manufacturing for a broad range of sectors, including power generation, bulk handing, transportation and utilities.

IVC Brunel Healthcare

The UK’s number one vitamin manufacturer, also producing minerals and nutritional supplements.

JCB Power Systems

Global leader in the design, development and manufacture of world-beating engines for off-highway equipment applications.

Keystone Group

The UK’s largest steel lintel manufacturer and Europe’s fastest growing roof window manufacturer, with a strong focus on innovation.

MEG Derby

State of the art bottling plant producing mineral water and soft drinks for Lidl supermarkets in the UK and Ireland.

Midland Lead

The only UK lead manufacturer to offer machine cast, sandcast and rolled lead, to markets as diverse as construction, healthcare and heritage.

Musk Process Services

A leading engineering company that supports many blue-chip manufacturers across several industrial sectors, including food and drink.


Global leader in speciality plant-based natural ingredients for the food, health and personal care sectors.


The world’s largest food and beverage company manufacturing the iconic Nescafé coffee with brands including Nescafé Original, Gold and Dolce Gusto capsules.

Roger Bullivant Limited

The UK’s leading ground engineering company specialising in the design and construction of foundations for all types of buildings and construction in all kinds of ground conditions.

Surepharm Services

Complete pharmaceutical manufacturing and assembly service for solid dose medicinal and healthcare products.

TopHat Industries

The UK’s leader in technology-driven modular housing manufacturing offering an infinite range of home types that can be customised internally and externally.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK

One of the world’s largest vehicle manufacturers, producing the Corolla range of cars predominantly for export.

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions

A world leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments, including for the aerospace sector.


Design and manufacture of bespoke timber staircases for new build homes, working with all of the top ten builders’ merchants in England.

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