Together we find ways to adapt and change in line with our customers and our markets
Based in Buckinghamshire, Foam Engineers originally manufactured metal seat springs in a thriving furniture town. It’s these historical roots which meant the company was amongst the first to become involved in the fabrication of cellular plastic foams which were invented in the 1950s. Being pioneers in the early days of foam means that today the company retains its uniqueness: an open-minded and adventurous culture with the business and a passion for developing and providing innovative foam designs and solutions.
We are often referred to by our competition as the ‘fuel tank safety guys’. It’s no wonder considering our prolonged contribution to this specialised market, being the UK’s only supplier of military specification anti-explosion suppressant fuel tank safety foam. Our innovation lies in using existing cutting techniques but also finding new ways to create complex and intricate shapes.
A beneficial arm of support, Foam Engineers has made extensive use of the UK Government’s Research and Development Tax Credit Scheme. The scheme has encouraged the company to embark on many projects which would otherwise have been considered too risky. Being less risk averse has given us the confidence to innovate and develop new ideas and has eliminated the hesitancy identified with smaller businesses, allowing us to grow, expand and think bigger when bringing new products to market.
Our staff have also embraced the influx of new technologies such as CAD, enthusiastically undertaking the necessary training. Not only do these investments give us greater capabilities, but they also demonstrate a willingness to embrace new innovations and refine existing processes.