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ARRK Europe has four sites in the United Kingdom, each specialising in a different area of expertise within the product development field. These include Engineering, Prototyping, Tooling and Low Volume Production in Plastics, Composites and Metals.

With all four of our centres working together as one we aim to make your life easier. You will have only one supplier to deal with, capable of looking after all your product development and low volume manufacturing needs. Our team of advisers will also be your single point of contact to access ARRK's global resources and manufacturing capabilities. What's more, you don't have to travel far and you don't have to speak a multitude of languages to operate globally. We do it all for you!

Managing Director: Tony Lowe

Full Company Name and Registered Office:

ARRK Europe Ltd
Registered in England No. 3418673
VAT No. GB 135 5667 96
Registered office: Caldwell Road, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 4NG, UK.

AEL Locations in UK:
Gloucester, Nuneaton, Petersfield & Basildon

Total No. of Employees: 
268 as of December 2017.

Key Services:

ENGINEERING

PROTOTYPING

TOOLING

LOW VOLUME PRODUCTION

Specialisms by Site:

Basildon Technical Centre

Tel: +44 (0)1268 245000  Email: btcarrkeuropecom

No. of employees at this site: 16 (as of December 2017)

Engineering services are the key specialisms that can be found at this centre. In addition to the team based in the UK our Engineering team are also backed up by colleagues in Germany, where we employ over 1000 engineers. 

Majoring in the automotive field, our team can assist with:

  • Design & Development – 3D CATIA & UG NX,
  • Manufacturing Feasibility Studies
  • CAE Simulation – Crash, NVH, CFD & Thermal Analysis
  • Material testing
  • Moulding simulation
  • Prototype build & development
  • Manufacturing simulation
  • Launch support

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No. of employees at this site: 105 (as of December 2017)

This facility specialises in the provision of Prototyping solutions and is one of the most innovative RP centres in Europe.  It also houses one of Europe’s largest collections of SLA and SLS machines offering extensive capacity and, potentially, shorter delivery times. Furthermore, it offers a wide range of material options for customer to choose from, as well as employing a large number of skilled, in-house finishers to ensure parts are finished to your desired standard.

This centre specialises in:

  • Stereolithography (SLA)
  • Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
  • 3D Printing
  • Vacuum Castings
  • Rapid CNC Machining in Metals or Plastics
  • Block Modelling
  • Paint, Finishing & Texturing
  • Metal Pressings  
  • Rapid Tooling & Mouldings.

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No. of employees at this site: 57 (as of December 2017)

This site specialises in composite tooling, machining and low volume production composite components and assembly work for clients in the aerospace, automotive, transportation, leisure and defence industries. Offering weight-saving solutions, combined with tailored, aesthetically pleasing components, this site is focused specifically on one of today’s emerging sectors – composites.

Key Specialisms:

  • Large scale CNC machining facility with beds up to 8m x 3.5m
  • Assembly checking fixture, plus prototype and development fixtures, resin Infusion, RTM light, direct tooling
  • Carbon Exterior / Interior BIW skin panels
  • Interior trim panels, prototype and production carbon.
  • RIM Tools / Blow Mould Tools / Press Tools

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No. of employees at this site: 74 (as of December 2017)

This centre specialises in providing production tooling solutions and low volume production injection moulding services for plastics. It serves a range of industries including Automotive, Transportation & Medical. As well as being your gateway for all your Tooling needs, whether it be from within Europe or from ARRK operations in the Far East, it is also able to provide a tooling modification, refurbishment, maintenance and validation capability. What’s more with a range of injection moulding machines up to 3200T on site, ARRK is able to provide a tailored, low volume production offering:

Key Specialisms:

  • UK / European tool design
  • Large full production tools from Europe or LCC
  • Large production tooling suites from Europe or LCC
  • Small export tooling production tools.
  • UK tool shop for small tool manufacture, tool modification, refurbishment and maintenance service
  • Extensive automotive experience and accreditations
  • Low volume injection moulding up to 3200T
  • Primary paint capability

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Working closely in conjunction with our main prototyping centre in Gloucester, UK, ARRK Barcelona, provides an integral part of ARRK‘s overall prototyping service. In additional to having its own project management, Stereolithography, and finishing capability, ARRK Barcelona excels at providing very large vacuum castings up to 2m in size. Their in-house specialist knowledge allows them to take the most complex of geometries to develop prototype castings in exceptionally short timescales. This is one of ARRK’s go-to sites for innovative solutions for all your prototyping needs.

Full Company Name and Registered Office:

ARRK EUROPE LIMITED BARCELONA, SUCURSAL EN ESPAÑA
Pol. Ind. Can Calderón C/Murcia Nº 58-B
E-08830 Sant Boi de Llobregat (Barcelona)
VAT-W0066461E
Tel. +34 936 616 001
Email: bcnarrkeuropecom

No. of employees at this site: 16 (as of December 2017)

Site:
Barcelona, Spain

Key specialism:

Prototyping

  • Stereolithography (SLA)
  • Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
  • 3D Printing - Envisiontec
  • Vacuum Casting
  • Rapid CNC Machining
  • Block Modelling
  • Paint, Finishing & Texturing
  • Metal Pressings
  • Metal Encapsulated & Plating

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