Supplying Pressings for New Electric Mercedes

Jenks & Cattell Engineering support the automotive industry with prototype and production volume metal pressings, welded assemblies and laser cut fabrications for for end users including Porsche, BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, Volkswagen, Nissan, DAF, Iveco and Renault.

The portfolio of end users expanded with the award of a new contract near the value of £1m for multiple metal pressings and welded assemblies which are being fitted into the 2025 model year Mercedes EQS on their new electric EVA body.

250t, 400t and 750t coil fed progression presses, robotic welders complete functional assembly will be utilised to manufacture metal pressings, and a total of circa 200,000 components will be shipped across Europe throughout the project lifecycle which is expected to continue until 2030.

To support this project and other electric vehicle projects, over £2.5m has been invested in 2022 alone for new and additional heavy progression presses, a machining centre and a new laser machine which is due to arrive throughout the year.

For any manufacturing tips and costs for metal electric vehicle components, contact the sales and engineering team. The team has vast experience identifying the most efficient metal pressing route, quality tools and tool routes alongside tool manufacturers in China to ensure parts are fit for purpose in the prototype and PPAP stage, prior to mainstream production in the Wolverhampton based factory.