Flexible engineering

design and manufacture options

We recognize every client’s requirements are unique and offer tailored industrial design and manufacture options to provide the most robust, fit for purpose and value for money solution for every situation.

Some clients have a defined brief, some just an idea and many with a problem that needs resolving in the shortest possible time.

Broadly speaking our services are broken down into three flexible options that allow clients to use as much or as little of our services as and when required:


Design only

The ownership of the design passes to the client upon final payment. We provide a quotation based upon your brief and requirements. Payment stages are agreed at the beginning of the project and you choose from hourly or project based rates.

You receive initial concept drawings for review prior to any detailed design work commencing and are free to discuss progress at any stage.


OEM industrial design and manufacture

Our specialist engineering workshop provides the complete range of services from concept - through design - to prototype - and finally manufacture and commissioning. We also work with client specified suppliers or supplied components. Unless agreed otherwise, ownership of design remains with CDS.

Manufacturing drawings are used to produce in-house component items, which we assemble into a fully functioning product. Following thorough testing, the machine is installed and commissioned in your premises.


Component detailing and manufacture

We provide a quotation based on your drawings, manufacture, dispatch and invoice. Drawings can be sent in by PDF or DXF. All drawings are checked by one of our designers prior to submitting for manufacture.

Detailing for manufacture is available on receipt of IGIS or STEP files from which we extract information to manufacture your components.

Plant modification, updates and retro-fit

Combined Design Solutions have gained an enviable reputation in providing cost effective design solutions for automation of plant providing clients with cost savings and increased profitability through machine modifications and retro-fit.

Every industrial engineering problem has a solution

In addition to providing a technical support and maintenance service for clients Combined Design Solutions have built a reputation for providing solutions (link to case study) to problems appearing at first to be insurmountable

Certificates and documentation

Supporting documentation dictated by your company standards and legislation is provided as part of the project eg: CE Certificate, Operational Manuals link to example and Risk Assessments

Technical support and maintenance

1 year full technical and call out support is provided as standard following installation and commissioning. Bespoke technical support and maintenance packages are also available on request.