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Precision Engineering with a difference

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Innova Design and Build was founded in 2001 by Hugh Watson. After many years as a Mechanical Design Engineer himself, Hugh saw the opportunity to create a more efficient engineering company by fully exploiting 3D machining software with the manufacturing process.

Recent investment has been in machinery as the company has moved away from purchasing standard milling machines and opted for machines with multiple pallets, large capacity tooling cabinets and robotic control. This has significantly increased capacity and gives the company the ability to run proven jobs overnight reducing lead times and keeping costs competitive.

To avoid a skills shortage the company has invested in its staff with 4 apprentices achieving the Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship since 2016 and others currently going through the programme which is run in conjunction with Peta Engineering in Portsmouth.

Innova works across multiple industry sectors. The largest market sector it services is the electronic industry, machining a wide range of electronic enclosures and heatsinks. Innova can provide parts plated and painted and have many years’ experience dealing with the specific requirements of aerospace and military specifications.

AS9100 Rev D was successfully achieved in June 2018.

As we move into more challenging economic times Innova is confident that its constant focus on investing in both technology and people will see it remain as a quality machining partner.

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Medical
  • Defence
  • Marine
  • Electronic
  • Rail
  • Broadcasting
  • Space
  • CCTV Inspection
We engaged with Innova at an early stage of our product development process providing key requirements for our product which Innova have transformed into a complete assembly, proposing solutions for what appeared intractable problems along the way. Working closely with our engineering team the design input provided by Innova combined with their in-house manufacturing experience has allowed us to rapidly prototype truly representative assemblies to allow fine-tuning of the final design. The success of this relationship is such that further product developments are already underway leveraging both Innova’s design and manufacturing expertise.
A Satisfied International Avionics/Military Systems Company
Innova has taken our existing drawings and converted them into superbly executed CNC machined parts; they have taken back-of-envelope sketches and worked them into complex assemblies.

Whilst CAD design and CNC machining are widely available services, the ability to combine the two operations within one supplier allows us to create better solutions more quickly and at lower cost.

Peter Bently – Technical Projects Manager for Skandia Team GBR
We are pleased with all the components that you have manufactured, your workmanship is to a high quality and you have achieved and maintained the exacting tolerances we required throughout
Director – AM2 Solutions Ltd
We were very grateful for your support and the rapid response from your team at short notice, the units have arrived safely in Taiwan and ready for installation!
Principal Mechanical Engineer
Just to let you know that I saw the panels you did for us this afternoon whilst getting ready for the SpaceWire conference in San Antonio, my colleague was very pleased with the panels, and I am equally delighted
I have received parts and they look excellent. I was a toolmaker for over thirty years and appreciate the difficulties that can arise and the skills involved, I would like to convey my appreciation to you and your staff for the work you have done.
Design Engineer
Thanks for meeting the delivery date with our order and doing an excellent job. The parts looked really good and fitted together well and worked nicely.
Industrial Designer
Thank for expediting these little key widgets for us, we appreciate it.
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