Niche volume manufacturing
We specialise in high-performance, niche volume manufacturing for complex, precision, electromechanical products.
Manufacturing the next generation of high performance propulsion and transmission systems
Ricardo is globally recognised as the leader in independent niche volume high performance engine and transmission manufacture. Our state-of-the-art tools and facilities and world-class engineering expertise enables us to deliver high-performance propulsion systems at niche volumes with the quality and precision that meet our clients exacting standards.
We specialise in niche volume manufacture of complex or specialised products manufactured at low volumes.
Our work covers a wide range of projects related to the production and optimisation of critical components and complex products. These include high value transmissions, engines for some of the world’s fastest cars and complete military vehicles.
Our capability also extends to electrified propulsion systems for high-performance and specialised vehicles.
Ricardo operate with a 'right-first-time' production mentality. From no-faults forward production layouts, poka-yoke assembly tools, PPAP techniques from design, through supply chain accreditation to assembly and end of line testing, we ensure that every product is supplied to an unrivalled standard.
We have partnered with some of the world's most recognisable hyper car OEMs to design, develop and manufacture high-performance engines and transmission systems for their vehicles.
From the pioneering hyper cars such as the Jaguar XJ220 & McLaren F1 through to the demands of full OEM production vehicles such as the Bugatti Veyron, Ford GT, the Aston Martin Valkyrie and Bugatti Chiron.
Make Ricardo your niche volume manufacturing partner
We have extensive experience delivering solutions for highly regulated markets. Our clients can be assured that we will deliver high quality products manufactured to exacting specifications with low levels of in-service failure.
State-of-the-art tools and facilities
Our tools and facilities and world-class engineering expertise enables us to deliver complex and specialised products at niche volumes.
Our manufacturing experts bring technical knowledge from traditional mechanical engineering design and problem solving, as well as from optimising manufacturing output. They are versed in the tools and techniques that solve live manufacturing problems from the supply chain to assembly on a global scale: process engineering; design for assembly and quality management.
We have significant manufacturing and engineering expertise across a range of industries, from motorsport to high-performance vehicle.
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