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Prestige Automotive

High-performance solutions for industries whose customers demand the best.

We work closely with designers, engineers and manufacturers in the niche prestige and luxury automotive markets, supplying parts for engines and gearboxes, interiors and prototyping.

We also supply specialist commercial vehicle finishers in the bus and truck market with a range of products for commercial and industrial vehicles.

Tool design

We provide high-performance solutions for the following:Ā 

  • Materials expertise and development for extreme environments and niche applications
  • FEA (Finite Element Analysis) for scenario testing prior to manufacture of parts or prototypes
  • Scheduling software that enables us to build to project deadlines or to feed a production requirement or spares programme
  • Bonding of rubbers to engineering plastics, metals and composites to provide the most effective materials solutions
  • In-house tooling to enable on-site tool adjustments for better control and efficiency during development

Our services include the development of parts in collaboration with our customers, prior to them handing over the final design to high-volume manufacturers.

Engineers and designers work with us to develop parts through prototype stage, produce modifications following testing and wind tunnel work, and offer solutions for improved efficiency and aerodynamics.

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We have worked with Ricardo Vehicle Engineering and have produced parts on their behalf for a wide range of vehicles and projects, including the Bugatti Veyron and Military specification vehicles.

We also manufacture and supply low-medium volume parts into specialist and niche vehicle manufacturers – including energy recovery systems and powertrain technologies. Common products supplied into the mechanical and engineering side of the industry include gearbox and suspension seals, grommets, gaitors, AV mounts, fuel bladders and fuel hatch gaskets, damping pads and connector seals.

We can offer a unique service for restoration projects, where parts can no longer be sourced from the original manufacturers through obsolescence and therefore the only option is to have bespoke replica parts made. This can be done either from a sample of the old part, which we will test and find an alternative material for, or using a drawing if available, or even reverse engineering through a study of the application.

Case study: FEA to prove safety critical rubber parts in a crash test scenario. Download pdf copy here.

Case study: Ginetta – design consultancy for a rubber moulded boot. Download pdf copy here.

Case study: Vehicle Developments – design of a rubber moulding with metal insert. Download pdf copy here.

Products that we have supplied into the automotive industry include:

  • Overmoulded Armrests
  • Overmoulded Hatch Sides
  • Grab Handles
  • Damping Pads
  • Connector Seals
  • Cork Rocker Cover Gaskets
  • Cylinder Base Gaskets
  • Drive Shaft Boots
  • Rubber Gaiters
  • Anti vibration Mounts
  • Engine Mounts
  • Pedal Rubbers
  • Lamp Gaskets
  • Gear Paddle Lever Inserts
  • Fuel Tank Seals
  • Gearbox Seals
  • Bearing Rings
  • Low Friction Seals
  • Forming Die Rubbers
  • Oil Seals
  • Leather Seals
  • Fuel Can Seals
  • Shock Absorber Seals
  • Shock Absorber Bearings
  • Shock Absorber Reservoir Mounts
  • Crankshaft Damper Refurbishment
  • Exhaust Hanger straps
  • Battery Straps
  • ECU Straps
  • Jack Seals
  • Trolley Jack Tyres
  • Dustcart Flaps
  • Fire Engine Ladder Pads
  • Squeegee Blades
  • Cush Drive Elements
  • Rubber Saddles
  • Carburettor Diaphragms
  • Window Rubbers
  • Switch Gaiters
  • Lever Gaiters
  • Steering Rack Gaiters
  • Power Steering Rack Seal Kits
  • Exhaust Mounts

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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