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Company History

From humble beginnings and two employees, to over 54,900 square feet of manufacturing space.

Take a look back at the company history and its key milestones to discover how we’ve grown, building upon our success to offer a truly end-to-end sheet metal manufacturing service.


New leadership team established with the promotions of three individuals to Director level. Andy Tuck becomes Sales Director, Jarek Gasiorek Production Director, and Matt Grealy Technical Director. They join Managing Director Tom James and Chief Executive Jason Austin to form the new leadership team at Unifabs Ltd.

Unifabs Employees promoted to Leadership Team

Two Haeger 824 WindowTouch 5e Fastener Insertion systems installed to boost efficiency and productivity in sheet metal services.

Haeger Fastener Insertion Systems at Unifabs

£355k investment made to switch to solar energy, helping to reduce carbon footprint. 955 PV modules installed across approx 2000 m² roof space.

Graphic representation of Unifabs' solar panel arrays on roof

Investment in a second Salvagnini P2 delivers increased capacity for automated panel bending. 

Salvagnini branding on the side of the P2 lean automated panel bender at Unifabs Nuneaton with operative working in the background

A six-axis Fanuc AM100id (R30ib mate controller), with a Kemppi 350A A7 MIG welder and Binzel torch system installed to increase robotic welding capacity.

New mezzanine level installed in the Finishing building adding 2900 sq.ft. manufacturing space to increase capacity for assembly services.

New Mezzanine level at Unifabs doubling capacity for Assembly services


Unifabs celebrates 15 year anniversary 

Proud to be supporting the next generation, summer 2022 saw Unifabs launch its very own academy for manufacturing and engineering apprentices in partnership with Train’d Up.


Unifabs proud to become an accredited Living wage employer.

Unifabs becomes Living Wage Accredited

Tom James promoted to Managing Director and Jason Austin becomes Chief Executive.

Unifabs adds new press brake with automatic tool change to metal bending capabilities to increase efficiency and support prototyping.

worker at press brake using the HMI setting up machine with automatic tool change ready for the next product

Unifabs becomes one of the first companies in the UK to receive the ground breaking REGIUS-3015AJ laser cutting machine from Amada, increasing cutting capacity and bringing a multitude of benefits to our customers.

Amada Regius Laser profiling centre

Unifabs adds significant capability in panel bending with the addition of a Salvagnini P2lean for automated panel bending, unlocking potential design and commercial improvements for our customers.

Salvagnini Automated P2 lean Panel bending machine


Unifabs successfully grows business, doubling turnover in just 4 years to £10M 

Four more units purchased increases manufacturing space by 23,000 sq. ft., to total 52,000 sq. ft. and allows for dedicated area for drilling, sawing and tapping. 

Jason Austin outside Unifabs following acquisition of further units


State-of-the-art robotic welding system installed delivering capability to produce more consistent, repeatable welds on manufactured products.

robotic welding of product

Unifabs expanded its facilities providing a dedicated fabrication centre for welding. Increasing manufacturing space to 29,000 sq. ft. In 2021 the space was repurposed into our Forming Centre.

Unifabs proud to reach 100 employees 

Powder Coating service added through installation of Gema system. This significant investment solidifies our ambition to offer a complete end-to-end solution to the manufacturing sector. 

Powder coated parts going through drying oven


Unifabs celebrates two big wins at the Coventry Telegraph Business Awards. Chief Executive, Jason Austin wins ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ and Unifabs Ltd wins ‘Excellence in Industry’ awards. 


Added 20,000 sq. ft. of additional space acquired on Haunchwood Park Drive, currently the Finishing Centre


Unifabs celebrates business growth to £5M turnover

Unifabs celebrates 10 years in business


Currently the Welding Centre 


Currently used for Design, R&D, and the Academy 

Unifabs R&D building


ISO 9001 is the world’s most recognised quality management system standard, it helps organisations implement clear, repeatable processes to maintain a quality service for their customers.

Unifabs ISO9001 accreditation logo

Moved to sheet metal factory on Haunchwood Park Drive

Industrial Design is added to our portfolio of manufacturing services allowing us to support our customers from initial concept, and adding value through manufacturing design solutions.

Jason Austin, one of two founding members, acquired sole ownership of the company 


Unifabs purchased its first machine, an Amada EML punch/laser combination. This was located in rented factory space.

CNC punch laser combination machine

Unifabs Ltd is established delivering quality sheet metal fabrications.

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