NEAA member remains preferred supplier to Nissan Sunderland 30 years on


Nissan continues to work with Speedings Ltd for the procurement of protective covers which supports its ongoing productivity and quality excellence.

Speedings Ltd is Sunderland’s oldest manufacturing business established in 1827. The company design and manufacturer bespoke and customised reusable stillage bags and protective covers for the automotive sector, as well as a range of products for the fire and rescue and ambulance service.

As a family owned and managed company, Speedings pride themselves on personal attention, quality products, reliability, and customer service – these principals being the cornerstones to Speedings longevity and continued growth – a perfect fit for the automotive sector.

Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK, the regions exemplar car manufacturing plant, has been working with Speedings since its early days.


Since Nissan began operations in Sunderland, Speedings has been the preferred supplier of bespoke protective covers, used to provide the safe protection of machinery, parts and line set-up areas.

Speedings provide cleanable canvas and PVC products across the whole plant which are measured, designed, and manufactured at their factory also in Sunderland. The covers offer protection from damage caused by environmental contamination in the plant, which helps to support quality and efficiency. In addition to this, the covers are hard wearing and have a shelf life of over ten years.


  • Speedings can design and manufacture bespoke protective covers to customer requirements and are the only manufacturer of these products in the North East.
  • The protective covers ensure the safe preservation of machinery and cars, which minimises disruption to the line and vehicle damage, thus supporting Nissan’s quality and productivity.
  • Speedings principles of quality, reliability and customer service has guaranteed a long-term business relationship with the Nissan plant in Sunderland.

“It is testament to the customer service, quality and reliability of Speedings and their products, that Nissan has remained a customer of theirs for over 30 years. Working with trusted suppliers like Speedings enables us to remain productive and deliver a range of quality products.”

Mike Passman, Material Handling Engineer
Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK

“It’s great to be working with Nissan Sunderland, the UK’s most productive car plant. To ensure quality and productivity, the safe protection of machinery and parts is essential. Speedings have been manufacturing quality and reliable protective covers for all areas of the Sunderland plant for over 30 years.”

Rob Hammal, Director
Speedings Ltd

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