Our perforating, expanding, laser, and press forming capabilities allow us to produce fully finished ventilation meshes, decorative grilles and pressed exterior assemblies.


Cool is the key word when it comes to both the functionality and design of ventilation and air inlet mesh. By altering the free area through the extent of expansion or hole size, we can optimise the air flow level through design be it functional or decorative.

Ash & Lacy Automotive specialise in producing all types of ventilation grilles & ventilation mesh using our bespoke perforating, photo etching and laser technology linked to the most advanced CAD systems.

Our automotive grilles and mesh products are intended to control temperature, moisture and pressure variances while reducing dust, fluid and other environmental impurities. In addition, they contribute as a significant exterior design feature.

Ash & Lacy Automotive have established an enviable reputation for creating custom-built ventilation grilles & ventilation mesh components that meet the exacting needs of the aerospace and automotive industries.

Suggested Capability Applications

  • Engine covers
  • Air inlet and ventilation mesh
  • Front and rear bumper meshes
  • Pressed assemblies
  • Complex component assemblies


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.