Design & manufacture in Sheffield, UK

Our client had the vision to create a new model of military vehicle turret and required a partner capable of delivering complete design and manufacture. Operating from our facility in Sheffield, the city famous for steel and world-class engineering, Mayflower delivered a complete turn-key package encompassing in-house design, testing and manufacture. Backed by decades of engineering expertise, Mayflower's in-house International Welding Engineers and Metallurgist Engineers were deployed to ensure the very highest standards of manufacture were adhered to at all times. As is standard for all our defence sector projects, the turrets were subject to rigorous QA and testing activities at our Sheffield site. 

Mayflower provided:
  • International Welding Engineers to oversee all QA activities

  • Pressing, machining & welding by our experienced team

  • In-house design by our chartered design team

  • Expert fabrication of specialist armour plate

  • Full manufacture and testing at our Sheffield facility

Designed in close collaboration with the client

> New model of turret designed in-house
> Close collaboration with the client
> Compliance with defence industry standards

With all development projects, liaison with the client is key. Technical Manager Dave Hawksworth explains how his team worked closely with the client to create a robust and durable design: “In many projects Mayflower essentially act as the client's product development facility, as our chartered design team work closely with them to deliver their vision. For this project, we worked so closely with the client that they had their own office on site, enabling synergy between the two businesses.

Expert fabrication of armour plate

> All work overseen by International Welding Engineers
> On-site testing
> In-house Machining, Forming and Fabrication of armour plate

Our International Welding Engineers oversaw the fabrication and welding of all armour plate, while Mayflower's experienced production team provided machining, forming and other vital manufacturing operations from our Sheffield facility. Our dedicated document control team collated various certifications and reports, to enable complete traceability.

Batch manufacture to precise specifications

> Dedicated project manager
> Delivered on time in full
> 12 turrets in total manufactured by Mayflower

Working closely with our client meant that we were able to offer a flexible manufacturing service, making adjustments and alternations to meet their changing needs. Overseen by a dedicated Project Manager, the project was an enormous success as we delivered a total of twelve turrets on time and in full to our customer's exact specification.

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