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Cambridge Rapid started in a small unit in Saffron Walden, Essex over the last thirty years the company has expanded and at the end of 2018 was located in three interconnected units on the Shire Hill Industrial Estate.

2019 saw the company relocate to Haverhill in Suffolk, supported by a Suffolk Growth Fund grant. The new factory was a single building and the company invested in both laser technology and a new folding machine with full offline programming. This enabled the company to substantially increase its capacity which has also allowed shorter lead times to be introduced.

The company serves many customers from a variety of industries, scientific, laboratory, furnace and motor to name just a few.

Our expert knowledge of the processing of stainless steels, means that we work in all grades including high temperature variations.

With new technology and full offline programming, it mean components can be processed from models which allows reduced programming costs and increased accuracy as they are manufactured how they are designed.

Steve and Esther lead a multi-skilled workforce dedicated to serving its customers. Lean engineering has been introduced, along with visual management throughout the factory.

Continuous improvement is embedded in the ethos of the company and we invest not only in the technological advances that improves our customer products but also in our staff who all put our customers first.

We are currently preparing for ISO 9001


Our vision is to build a business that is market leading in customer satisfaction, technical excellence and staff engagement & retention. The customer is always at the forefront of our thinking and we build relationships that add value and last.


We want to understand our customers’ need and build strong ties that lead to long term relationships built on trust. Our customers, business partners and members of our team should feel valued. Our aim it to provide first class customer satisfaction and world class metalwork.


We are a technically adept company with a multiskilled, highly trained team that specialises in processing all grades of metal. We train our team to understand how technology and smarter working practices lead to better customer satisfaction and strong long term relationships. Our customers come back to us because we are the best at what we do.

At Cambridge Rapid we believe together we can achieve anything to provide your Complete Manufacturing Solution