Specialists in concept, design, prototyping and development through to low volume manufacture...

Our core expertise lies in the automotive sector where our staff have worked with OEM’s and Tier 1’s for many years and over many vehicle platforms. We have a track record of delivering on time and within budget with a hard won reputation for innovative and cost effective solutions

The challenges inherent in this sector mean that flexible solutions are often required to meet differing operational requirements. We have successfully overcome challenges presented by environmental factors, limited and complex packaging space and occupant protection via blast mitigation systems.

We have applied our seating knowledge and automotive tools and techniques to develop a highly articulated and flexible supportive chair for hospitals and carehomes. We have been manufacturing this in several variants since 2012.

Our core business is seating and the benefit for the rail sector has been that we can transfer much of our automotive experience, tools and techniques to this sector and bring them to bear on the issues facing the modern rail OEM.
Our specialism here is a focus on drivers and other non-drivers cab seating and also on flexible multipurpose passenger seating.
In addition, our engineering capability lends itself to resolving a number of other, perhaps non-seating, issues facing the rail industry in terms of maintenance of existing rolling stock. We can reverse engineer metal or other components and sub-assemblies if the original manufacturer is now unable to support.

The marine version of our lightweight seat is proving ideal for crew transfer vessels working offshore wind farms. The weight saving compared to less innovative, more conventional solutions means significantly greater payload, fuel economy and range.

We get the necessary outcome, whatever the project...

Award winning seat design - working on the seat trim

Award Winning Seating Designer

SDC were presented with the prestigious Bronze Recognition Award, in the 21st Century Supply Chains (SC21) programme, designed to accelerate improvements in the competitiveness of the UK’s aerospace and defence industry by raising the performance of its supply chain.

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Seat Design - Mission Impossible

14 day issue resolution

Emergency design & build with pre-production delivery

That was literally what we were told by the Tier 1 supplier when they asked for our help. With only two weeks to go before the first saleable vehicles were required at a mainstream OEM a red flag was raised: the production supplier of the second and third row seat frames would no longer support the pre-production build. There was no manufacturing process or method, only obsolete prototype jigs were available and components were of unknown engineering level.

Award winning seat design - working on the seat trim

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Award Winning Seating Designer

SDC were presented with the prestigious Bronze Recognition Award, in the 21st Century Supply Chains (SC21) programme, designed to accelerate improvements in the competitiveness of the UK’s aerospace and defence industry by raising the performance of its supply chain.

We have solved pre and post production processes for many companies like yours...

Our technical capabilities allow us to solve your problems...

About Us

Established in 2003 we are automotive specialist niche vehicle manufacturer

Seat Design

In House Design using the most up to date techniques to deliver professional CAD designs

Seat Development

Speedy and accurate development direct from 2D or 3D CAD data for high accuracy

Seat Production

Cost effective low volume production using Tier 1 tools and techniques to best effect

We’re accredited & approved to assure our quality...

Contact us to discuss your project, no matter how urgent...