Manufacturing since 1857

Total design & prototyping support

Under one roof

Supply globally

  • Established in 1857, Ash & Lacy has grown into a company with a group annual turnover of £75 million+, with experience in the Automotive sector for 150 years+.
  • Ash & Lacy Automotive specialise in perforating, expanding, photo etching and pressed metal components, most recognised for ventilation meshes, grilles and audio speaker grilles.
  • With total solution manufacturing and services in-house, we offer OEMs and Tier 1s a highly experienced, responsive and controlled supply.
Ash & Lacy Automotive HQ


Providing our clients with full service solutions that encompass our wide range of process capabilities and specialist manufacturing techniques.

Our CNC operated punch presses use a tool and die containing punches to stamp out a series of holes, producing your required perforated pattern.

Our dedicated, purpose-built expanded metal machines simultaneously slit and stretch longitudinally.

A selection of our dynamic machines can be strip, individually blank or coil fed.

Having our very own tooling manufacturer and using machines such as CNC milling, drilling and wire eroding apparatuses, we enjoy total control over the design and production it brings us.

Our in-house metal photochemical etching line can realise intricate designs faster and more efficiently than ever.

Our extensive in-house capabilities allow us to offer bespoke prototype solutions.

We are perfectly equipped for efficient high-volume production speeds up timescales, reducing piece price and also waste.

From efficiency and cost effective, to unique premium and branded options, we offer a wide range of coatings and processes to best fit the application, vision, and style.

Clients - Ash & Lacy Automotive

Our Accreditations

Q 685642
EMS 685644