Case Studies

Mass Manufacturing in Volume

Client Brief: Our client, one of the UK’s largest suppliers of roof terrace pedestals, porcelain tiles and wood decking products, required an adjustable steel pedestal to integrate into several of their existing rooftop decking product ranges. Our challenge was to support the design and then manufacture in volume a design that accounts for the typical sloping gradient on rooftops Read More

Product engineering with a major product line relaunch

Client Brief: Our client is a go to company for any business whose people need to safely work at height. This multi-billion-pound New York Stock Exchange listed company specialises in manufacturing lifting equipment with a focus on the commercial, construction and industrial sectors. Read More


Client Brief: Having standardised on a part that could be used extensively throughout their product range, our client then needed to find a partner capable of offering consistent, high quality volume production at an affordable price with regular deliveries and fixed pricing over set periods of time. Read More

Food Processing Machines

Client Brief: Our Client requires a reliable metalwork partner with exceptional capabilities in stainless steel welding and fabrication in both 304 and 316L steel grades. They also require a partner that has an exacting focus on detail to ensure the fully assembled units work to the highest standard. They have been a regular customer to CEL for nearly 20 years. Read More

CEL Fabricates AKRI® 300 Range of Planters

Client Brief: Furnitubes and CEL (both owned by the same company) have the enviable position of being one of the UK’s most experienced designers and manufacturers of retaining walls for commercial developments. The short timeline and full-service pedestal to planter requirement meant that engineering and design had to start work immediately to meet the required lead times. We also leveraged our supply chain network to source portions of the tiles required for the rooftops. Read More

High Power Industrial Laser Machines

Client Brief: They needed support with their 3D CAD engineering drawings, modifications during the manufacturing stages and value engineering guidance. They also needed a high degree of quality assurance as their machines are sold around the world; in the initial production runs our metalwork went to Canada, Germany and the USA. Their requirements included MIG welding in both carbon steel and 5000 Series aluminium sheet and extrusion. Read More

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