Midlands engineering design business, MarchantCain has had new premises officially opened by Ian Callum, head of Design at Jaguar Land Rover, after doubling its production capacity and moving to a new 2,500 sq ft site.
The firm has expanded its design and manufacturing facilities in Allesley, Coventry and reconfigured some of the existing layout in order to maximise active working space.
As a result, the business now has a larger boardroom at the front of the premises, and has doubled its active space in order to respond to increased demand from its customers.
In line with the expansion of the premises, MarchantCain has also diversified its internal infrastructure to set up new divisions for the three core areas of the business; automotive engineering, technologies, and consortium projects.
The business – which works with such automotive OEMs as Porsche, Bentley and JLR – is poised for even further growth as it looks to support its automotive work with engineering design projects in a number of new markets.
Ian Callum was seen as the obvious choice to unveil the new premises after meeting with MarchantCain’s managing director Rob Marchant, as the two designers became among the first in the UK to be recognised with Chartered Technological Product Designer (CTPD) status by the Institution of Engineering Designers.
MarchantCain’s director, Pamela Cain commented: “We were really starting to outgrow our workspace, but with some well-designed reconfiguration, we have been able to successfully maximise our existing capacity, which will enable us to significantly increase the number of projects we work on at any one time.”
The company’s split into three different divisions is a direct consequence of consecutive year-on-year growth that the business has experienced since 2010.
The business’ unique approach to finding innovative solutions for engineering design challenges has led to demand from multiple markets, and enabled MarchantCain to work on a number of high profile projects.
Just recently, the company released an active aerodynamic system and a new diffuser system to the international automotive market, both of which are improving the performance of new vehicles and their fuel efficiencies.