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Ricardo is a long-established, global engineering, environmental and strategic consultancy, offering a unique combination of capabilities.

Our work extends across a range of market sectors – including passenger cars, commercial vehicles, rail, defence, motorsport, energy and environment – and we are proud to possess a client list that includes transport operators, manufacturers, energy companies, financial institutions and government agencies.

Niche volume manufacturing for high precision applications is the cornerstone of the Ricardo product offer, delivering high quality, performance critical products at scale and in compliance with third party and government regulations.

To leverage industry experience and solve complex problems on behalf of global clients, Ricardo pioneer the combination of technical consulting with the new product introduction skills required to transition a complex product from prototype to scalable, robust manufacture and assembly.

Ricardo Performance Products have key skills in New Production Introduction (NPI) developed as a manufacturer of high performance products at ‘Niche Volumes’ and is ideally placed to help any organisation looking to scale production to ‘bridge the gap’ from idea to a start of production; how to develop a business case for the progress from prototype to the early stage, niche volume production without excessive cash burn.

The NPI team consists of highly skilled engineers with experience and capability in transitioning a product from the drawing board to physical, quality controlled, stable, niche level production. The team offers support at all stages of development of a production plan from feasibly through industrialisation and into production with projects focussed on the following core skills:

  • New Product Introduction, process engineering – setting up the overarching requirements and operations for establishing a new production methodology.
  • Design for assembly and virtual engineering – ensuring the product design process is optimised for production while ensuring product performance requirements are met.
  • Supply chain management – specialist skills in establishing a high performing supply chain for critical components
  • Quality assurance – both internal product quality and supplier quality
  • Launch readiness – ensuring the final production output is prepared for the volume to be implemented at start of production



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Ricardo PLC
+44 (0)1273 455611
Rob Capaldi
Shoreham Technical Centre , (Head Office)Shoreham-by-SeaWest , Sussex , BN43 5FG