High-performance niche volume manufacturing

High-performance niche volume manufacturing

Your partner in high-performance niche volume manufacture and assembly

Ricardo Performance Products specialise in high-performance, niche volume manufacturing for complex, precision, electromechanical products.

With over 40 years of experience, our technical experts support our clients from across the globe in bringing their cutting-edge innovations to market, from individual components through to complete powertrain systems in markets as diverse as automotive, defence, aerospace and rail around the world.

A cross section of industry segments

  • High performance automotive
  • Motorsport
  • Defence
  • Aerospace
  • Rail

Our services in niche manufacturing

A legacy of excellence in niche manufacture for high-performance transmission and propulsion

Performance Products is globally recognised as the leader in independent niche volume high performance engine and transmission manufacture.

We have partnered with some of the world's most recognisable hyper car OEMs to design, develop and manufacture high-performance engines and transmission systems for their vehicles. From the pioneering hyper cars such as the Jaguar XJ220 & McLaren F1 through to the demands of full OEM production vehicles such as the Bugatti Veyron, Ford GT, the Aston Martin Valkyrie and Bugatti Chiron.

We are also proud to have recently supported one of our motorsports partners in securing successive world titles in the all-electric Formula E championship through the development of their transmission system, as we continue to extend our capability in high-performance electrification solutions.

Our state-of-the-art tools and facilities and world-class engineering expertise enables us to deliver high-performance propulsion systems with the quality and precision that meet our clients exacting standards.

Our facilities and methodology

Our in-house capability for precision machining and assembly is unrivalled. Our niche volume assembly line at our headquarters in Shoreham-by-Sea averages 100 engines per week which are continuously assembled and tested to the most exacting OEM standards.  Our dedicated machining facility is capable of producing every element of a high-performance transmission in-house, giving us full control over every element of the manufacturing process.

Engine building facility at Shoreham Technical Centre

Performance Products operate with a 'right-first-time' production mentality. From no-faults forward production layouts, poka-yoke assembly tools, PPAP techniques from design, through supply chain accreditation to assembly and end of line testing, we ensure that every product is supplied to an unrivalled standard.

These capabilities are further underlined with the numerous accreditations Performance Products hold, from industry standards such as ISO 9001 to specialist certifications such as AS9100, Performance Products is independently accredited to robust quality requirements.

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