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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 history of Unifabs 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.

2024

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.

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

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

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

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.

2022

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 withTrain’d Up.

2021

Unifabs proud to become an accredited Living wage employer.

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.

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

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.

2020

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. 

2019

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

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. 

2018

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. 

2017

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

2016

Unifabs celebrates business growth to £5M turnover

Unifabs celebrates 10 years in business

2014

Currently the Welding Centre 

2013

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

2011

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.

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 solution.

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

2007

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

2006

Unifabs Ltd is established delivering quality sheet metal fabrications.

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  • Team

    CAD/CAM Programmer, Bartosz Celebrates 10 Year’s of Dedication at Unifabs

    February 5th, 2024

  • Team

    Celebrating Success: New Leadership Team for 2024

    January 25th, 2024

  • Partnership

    Unifabs and Action Change: An Impactful Corporate Partnership for 2024

    January 24th, 2024

  • Team

    Celebrating 15 Years: Dan Ellis’ Service Anniversary at Unifabs

    January 8th, 2024

  • Team

    Technical Manager Matt’s Milestone Anniversary: 10 Years of Engineering Excellence

    December 19th, 2023

  • Insight

    Sheet metal bending methods, which is better – Salvagnini panel bending or traditional press brake?

    December 1st, 2023

  • Insight

    Metal Bending Techniques and Sheet Metal Component Design

    November 29th, 2023

  • Insight

    Fastener Insertion Systems: Boosting Efficiency in Manufacturing

    October 10th, 2023