Designed by us, executed by us.

To ensure control of our prototyping, of our production tooling, and of dual material manufacture, we have all the facilities we need under our own roof.



A great moulding starts with a well-designed tool manufactured to the highest of standards.

The finish you want from a moulded item is created through the skilled manufacture of a tool. A high-performance moulding company is underpinned by leading edge equipment and the skills of the best toolmakers, which is why we have a whole team of toolmakers dedicated to our moulding work. They are not only constantly building on many years of experience through training in the latest techniques and technology, but are also bringing on board apprentices to help build those skills for the future.

Tooling design and manufacture
Engineering plastics

Plastics machining

Technical seals can be manufactured using rubber mouldings, or they can be machined using engineering plastics. Or a combination of both.

We have software and machining centres developed specifically for the manufacture of seals, using precise algorithms to create a profile for each particular application. For our most specialised projects, and for those where we develop and design a precision bonded seal, we have our seals experts ready to step in.

Martin’s Rubber in numbers


Toolmaking for over 150 years

Plastics machining for over 25 years

Design and development for over 100 years


Our large CNC milling is 3 axis

Our medium CNC milling is 5 axis

Our plastics machining is 2 axis to 1m diameter

Our expertise in action

Custom solutions to ensure MXGP pole position

Not all our customers want volumes of parts; sometimes they just need a small batch, manufactured to exacting specifications with absolute performance in mind. Challenge: To design and produce parts for improved performance on a competition...

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Critical components test the boundaries of moulding techniques

Rubber is the ideal solution for a fuel hose - it can cope with extreme chemicals and provides flexibility. However, when trying to design for both safety and space-saving, a unique challenge is presented. Challenge: To...

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FEA simulation for crash test readiness

Finite element analysis can be used not only for understanding wear and reducing the cost of prototyping but also as part of a critical safety analysis prior to real-world tests. The challenge: To assist a commercial...

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Designing for production efficiencies

The processing industry is under pressure to offer efficiencies and cost-savings at all stages of their process. Consistent, reliable supply is the backbone of a productive business - and sometimes design for manufacture is key. The...

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Putting aesthetics at the forefront

There are times when the appearance of a product is equally as important as the function; if we know that from the outset we will design and manufacture with the visual impact as a priority. The...

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Designing around existing components for bespoke solutions

Often, our customers do not have CAD facilities; they rely upon us to take their vision and work with it to propose and develop a suitable solution. The challenge: To conceptualise and develop the design of...

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A race against time for design and production

For many of our customers their products are constantly going through re-design and development for improvement; we have to align ourselves with that process, often against tough deadlines. The challenge: To replicate a moulded rubber HNBR...

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Quality and workmanship to match your brand’s reputation

Some brands build their reputation on quality, finish and great British engineering. Whatever the critical factors for your product in terms of design and manufacture, we will work in partnership to make sure that our piece...

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Unusual solutions to solve a unique problem

Combining industry-specific knowledge with expertise in rubber engineering - whilst collaborating with engineers on site - allows us to think past the usual solution to a problem and design something to fit within a unique range...

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Problem solving and production for fluid engineering

Flowplant supply over 250 pumps every year throughout their distributor network, so when they came to us in 2018 looking for help in developing their diaphragm line we knew they would need support in both problem-solving...

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