Metal Automotive Component Supplier

Jenks & Cattell Engineering Ltd, established since 1886, has been a world leading expert in metal pressings for nearly 140 years. Our specialisation includes automotive metal presswork, laser-cut fabrications, welded assembly, and CNC machining. Notably, we were the original manufacturers of headlamp rims for Mini and Austin vehicles in the 1950s, today, we continue to produce these aftermarket tooled parts for classic car enthusiasts.

Quality and customer service have always been at the core of our operations. In 1990, we became one of  the first companies to receive approval for the BS5750 quality system from British Systems. Our journey into high-volume automotive components began with General Motors and Austin Rover | Rover. We invested in automation, including robotic welders and a 6-station pick-and-place AIDA line, which remains a competitive edge for us globally. We continually invest, and we are commissioning a new 750-tonne press this month.

Manufacturing Automotive Components

At our Wolverhampton facility our presses enable mainstream high-volume production, churning out thousands of components per hour. Unlike many competitors, we complete all ancillary operations on-site, from nut insertion and spring attachments to pipe clips and CNC machining. Additionally we support prototypes and low-volume production using our laser machine and engineering expertise, and consider ourselves as a leading metal automotive component supplier for multiple international companies.

Our range of automotive pressings includes:

  • electrical brackets for wiring harnesses
  • seat brackets
  • oil sumps and filters
  • bumper brackets
  • center console assemblies
  • brake pedals
  • BIW components
  • fluid handling applications
  • locks
  • battery trays and battery tray bracketry

These metal components find their way into vehicles from prestigious brands like Aston Martin, Volvo, BMW, Mercedes, Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan, and DAF.

Automotive Alliance

As active members of the SMMT and North East Automotive Alliance, we stay at the forefront of the UK automotive industry. We collaborate, share revolutionary manufacturing ideas, learn best practices, and keep up with trends in the automotive market.

Our image includes a snapshot portfolio of some automotive metal components running through our factory, if you would like a better understanding of cost, investment and engineering processes please get in touch with our team to discuss:

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