About Us

About Us

Futaba Manufacturing UK Ltd (FMUK) is a Japanese automotive manufacturer with plants in Burnley, Lancashire and  Foston, Derbyshire. The Futaba group has 16 over sea’s subsidiaries, FMUK is one of these. We were one of the first European “Just in Time” sequenced suppliers in the automotive welding industry.

By utilising our advanced technical knowledge and engineering excellence, we strive to deliver low cost products on time, at the highest quality possible. Our committed and experienced team ensure success for the future of our plant by continuous kaizen. Our strategy is growth and prosperity for our stakeholders.

As a company we are committed to an environment built on the principles of integrity, team work and individual responsibility. FMUK is focused on achieving ever quicker production times, more streamlined processes and highly tuned efficiency without sacrificing quality.

FMUK is a 100% owned private subsidiary company of Futaba Industrial Co Ltd (Japan).

Since the start of production at the Derby plant in August 2005, FMUK has had significant investment to develop itself as a leading OE robotics welding assembly company, with future pressing potential. Our latest investment at the Derby plant is a £1,000,000 tube bending and paint plant facility.

Our core competence is in automated multiple specialised robotic welding technology. Our equipment can perform, Spot, Arc, MIG, Nut and Stud welds at speeds in excess of 200 parts per hour. We have automated many of our processes to provide a streamlined “Just in Time” sequenced production environment.

FMUK provide high customer satisfaction, as our production processes and systems, are accurate and reliable. We are able to ensure that the correct product arrives in the correct sequence at exactly the time required.

The Burnley plant has large scale pressing capability, together we can provide a total body in white solution.

At Derby we have 20 flexible robotic cells with multi product capability, tube bending equipment and a paint plant. The equipment includes:

  • 57 x Motoman ES165 Robots
  • 35 x Motoman EUP50 Robots
  • 29 x Motoman EH80 Robots
  • 20 x Motoman ES200 Robots
  • 15 x Panasonic Robots
  • 2 x Motoman HP6 Robots

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