Finishing Design Services was formed in 1999 by Neil Matthew and Matthew Hudson.

We offer a complete machine manufacturing service ranging from simple jigs and workstations to large production machines.

Our team of dedicated staff have a wealth of knowledge and experience in their chosen fields. The combined technical know-how each member contributes ensures we can offer our customers a service, which is second to none.

Board handling equipment

Our in-house facilities

Our facilities and extensive skill set allows us to manage all aspects of our customer’s projects from design through to installation and commissioning.


PLC Programming

Panel Building


CNC Machining


We understand that our customers need reliable machines that can be depended upon to consistently produce high quality products with maximum efficiency. We work closely with our customers to produce innovative and robust technologies to enhance their manufacturing processes, reducing labour costs and improving efficiency. All our machines comply with the latest health and safety and ergonomic standards.

Our main customers are in the OEM automotive, construction and food industries; however we have also completed many successful projects for customers in other sectors.

Our business is built around consistently providing outstanding technical innovation, build quality and support at very competitive prices.


Our Customers

We have a very varied customer base, which includes many blue chip companies.


Tata Steel

Rosti Automotive


Schneider Electric


Jaguar Landrover

Apollo Adhesives

Chemique Adhesives



Parker Racor

Forteq UK

Kongsberg Automotive


Treves UK



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Our design team have many years of experience in industrial automation with an impressive portfolio of projects spanning a wide range of industries.

New customers will soon come to appreciate the commitment and attention to detail that has become a trademark of FDS.

We utilise the latest 2D and 3D CAD packages allowing customers to visualise their finished machines at the design stage.

Our machining shop is equipped with a range of CNC machining centres and manual machines.

We utilise up to date CAD CAM software allowing us to produce intricate components to fine tolerances.

Our fabrication department is staffed by highly skilled engineers who take great pride in the standard of their work.

Fabricated frames and sheet metal components are made to the highest possible standard.

Our large assembly workshop allows us to fully assemble, wire and commission our machines prior to shipping and installation. This greatly minimises installation and commissioning time on site, streamlining the installation process and minimising customer downtime.

Finishing Design Services are committed to maintaining a high level of safety in all aspects of design and implementation, throughout the entire lifetime of our machines.

Everything we manufacture fully complies with the machine safety directive 2006/42/EC.

Strict health and safety policies are adhered to during installation and commissioning at customer sites and in our own factory.

We are also mindful of our environmental impact during manufacture, installation, operation and decommissioning.

We are committed to using the latest technology when building and integrating any control system.

Our engineers have a wealth of experience in control system design, PLC programming, robotics and motion control. All control panels are built to a high specification and meet all current legislation.

Many customers require that control systems be built to their specification. This has expanded our knowledge of available technology with many successful installations using Schneider, Allen-Bradley, Omron, Mitsubishi and Siemens PLC’s.

Where applicable we utilise the benefits of secure remote access, allowing a rapid response to customer needs.