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Our Philosophy

The UPE ethos is complete customer satisfaction; this is achieved by indulging our passion to produce the most outstanding precision components and assemblies. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing a project go through final inspection knowing that it could not be bettered in any way and being ready for despatch to our customer on time. This is something we do with complete consistency.

  • On Time
  • Heavy Investment In New Technology
  • Thorough Inspection
  • Experience
  • Competitive Cost
  • Customer Satisfaction

“UPE Company ethos is complete customer satisfaction”

How do we do it?

We invest heavily in brand-new technology, including multi-axis machining centres, sliding head lathes, the latest inspection equipment and multiple seats of CADCAM. But, the real key to our success is the talent in our staff. This starts at the top. The Directors of UPE are all-time served engineers and very talented ones at that. This knowledge and our ‘Ethos’ is filtered through every aspect of the business.

It’s not all about producing the best-machined component available, we have to be competitive on cost. This is often achieved by thinking ‘outside the box’, some of our super-efficient machining strategies, which are closely guarded secrets, allow us to compete even with overseas manufacturing.

How did it all start, the history

UPE was founded in 2001 in an old, listed barn that used to be an abattoir in Redbourne, Bedfordshire. We started with a few old CNC lathes and 2 CNC mills, and as soon as possible two new mills were purchased. With every penny of profit being used for investment and our ‘Ethos’ now engrained, we soon outgrew the abattoir and moved to a rented 5000 sq ft unit in Luton. This suited us for the next 10 years until 2011 when we were bursting at the seams. We were now in a position to purchase our current 17,000 sq ft premises in Luton.

Where are we today and what does tomorrow bring?

Today, UPE is one of the finest precision engineering companies to be found. Much of the success was from highly complex small to medium batch work. However, in recent years UPE has also excelled in higher volume production projects with specific machinery and automated systems introduced. The ‘Ethos’ for excellence in quality and complete customer satisfaction will never be lost which in turn guarantee’s our future growth.

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