Kitting service

Dedicated kitting service providing ready to go solutions for vehicle production or after-market supply.

Kits for specialised vehicle applications

Ricardo provides a dedicated kitting service which delivers consolidated kits of ready-to-fit components and sub-assemblies for vehicle assemblies, upgrading systems, or for after-market use. These kits can include comprehensive, sequential work instructions to enable ease of integration into the final assembly and are supplied to meet the production schedules of our clients.

Book a consultation

Ricardo has a proven track record of providing kitting solutions at various stages of the product lifecycle including:

  • new build
  • midlife upgrades
  • campaign improvements
  • end-of life solutions in support of supersessions or obsolescence management

Our cross-sector expertise enables wide-ranging knowledge including best practice for automotive, motorsport, off-highway, and defence vehicle builds.

We can propose fully integrated solutions which include design upgrades and performance improvements, BOM maintenance, procurement of parts and validation, kitting solutions and logistic expertise.

We work closely with our customers to establish the requirements of the kit. We look for ways to improve efficiencies in the supply, including recommendations on parts consolidation and inventory management practices.

Once kit contents have been identified, optimum packing solutions are developed in conjunction with methods of identification, and methods of rehandling and protection.

Detailed, pictorial instructions that can be developed in both hard copy and digital formats and contents lists and Bills of Materials can be incorporated into the OEM’s own vehicle-related publications.

We also work with the customer to optimise inventory management and re-stock.

We work with a range of new vehicle designers and manufacturers including:

  • design authorities
  • owners and operators of existing fleets of vehicles
  • major providers of integrated logistics, supply chain management and through life support

Our cross-sector capability enables us to work with any client that requires kits of components or sub-assemblies to be integrated into vehicle assemblies or delivered to the after-market.

Warehouse Packing

Make Ricardo your kitting service partner

Kitting updates

Our kitting services includes the regular review of kit contents which are supplied to the latest issue level. This ensures that the highest quality and performance of parts fitted to the vehicles or supplied into the aftermarket.

In-house manufacturing capability

We manage the in-house manufacture and sourcing of individual components, taking on the responsibility of supply chain management as well as the management of obsolescence or supersessions with the kit. This alleviates pressure on the customer's own processes and in-house resources.

Availability and supply management

Ricardo can manage the availability and supply of kits to 'point of use', including inventory management, inbound freight, Kanban replenishment, and return of reusable packaging.

Work with one trusted supplier

Clients that receive our kits can be confident that their parts will arrive on-time and on budget. Working with one supplier reduced risk and production in efficiencies.

Kitting service


This service is offered within the following sectors.

Discover our case studies

Developing a transmission for Formula E

Read case study

Developing cutting edge gearbox for one of the world's fastest single seater track car

Read case study

Development of hybrid 4wd transmission

Read case study

Kitting service Resources

Exploring Ricardo's battery assembly and facility build services

Read article

In conversation with Julie Fream and Leslie Bednarz

Watch video

Interview with Edward Hightower

Watch video

Racing towards a green future

Read article

Meet the experts

James Sundler

James Sundler

Business Development Director

View bio
Steve Blevins

Steve Blevins

Head of Engineering for Motorsport

View bio
Stuart Cooper

Stuart Cooper

Market Head - Motorsport

Read my story
Tony Golland

Anthony Golland

Market Head - Defence

Read my story

Book a consultation with our kitting experts

Click below to reveal the enquiry form and get in touch with our expert team about your requirements.