Niche volume assembly and integration

Bringing high performance vehicles to market by providing a flexible assembly approach to support low volume powertrain and drivetrains.

Bringing specialised products to market efficiently and sustainably

Ricardo offers a flexible assembly service to support low volume powertrain and drivetrains. We take on the development of an assembly programme and all the related functions, such as supply chain management. Our service is helping our clients to bring their specialised products to market efficiently and sustainably, ensuring the maximum return on investment.

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We have significant experience and expertise in the management of assembly programmes for niche volume, high complexity products.

We can provide a true end-to-end solution which includes:

  • design and development
  • test
  • validation
  • industrialisation of the assembly process
  • managing the supply chain
  • assembling of the product
  • any individual or combination of these services

We understand the requirement for strong project governance to ensure the delivery of a quality product at the best possible price point.

That is why we assign a dedicated team lead to our assembly programmes who engage with our clients to ensure that their specification are met.

With clearly defined objectives and relevant KPIs will be put in place, they develop the programme and engage directly with the Tier 2 supply chain.

They are with our clients every step of the way to ensure effective and efficient delivery of the programme at the best value.

We work with some of the biggest OEMs and tier-1 suppliers who require assembly solutions for complex and specialised products in niche volumes.

Our clients include motorsport and high-performance OEMs, as well as product developers for the defence and aerospace industry.

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Managing cyclical demand

Our assembly programmes are as flexible as the requirements of our clients. We effortlessly manage cyclical and seasonal demand to give our customers the flexibility they need for the assembly of their specialist products.

Supply chain expertise

We are experts in the development and management of quality-assured, sustainable supply chains. We find the best suppliers to support our clients’ programmes and take on full management of the supply chain for our customers.

Flexible assembly approaches

We tailor our approach to assembly to the requirements of our clients, from very low to higher niche volume production quantities. We optimise the use of resources as efficiently as possible to ensure the best ROI for our customers.

Niche volume assembly and integration


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