Manufacturing and Engineering East Sussex

If you're a manufacturing and engineering business in East Sussex looking for funding, contact us to check eligibility and chat through available options.

East Sussex has over 1200 companies in the manufacturing and engineering sectors and employs over 18,000 people making up 9.9% of the counties total workforce.

Manufacturing in East Sussex

East Sussex has over 1200 companies in the manufacturing and engineering sectors and employs over 18,000 people making up 9.9% of the counties total workforce.*

It also has a higher percentage of commercial space dedicated to industrial use when compared to the national average and is a great place to locate your engineering business.

This document explores the successes and opportunities within the Manufacturing and Engineering sector in East Sussex. 

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Sustainable Craft and Construction

East Sussex with its historic clay reserves and the county’s natural timber capital makes it an attractive prospect for the UK’s low carbon and environmental goods and services sector – businesses working to decarbonise the energy sector, improve resource efficiency, and preserve and enhance the natural environment.

With growing consumer demand for eco-friendly solutions, East Sussex is fast becoming the location of choice for environmentally minded
enterprises, adding a new chapter to its history of natural construction and craft.

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Leader in gas-analysis & recognised worldwide for their enhanced instrumentation & controls.

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Kingsview Optical


Specialists in design & manufacture of precision optical components & assemblies for medical, aerospace & defence.

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Benyfit Natural

Sheffield Park

Expanding, family run, 100% raw & natural dog food manufacturer.

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Kurt J Lesker Company


Leading global provider of high-quality vacuum equipment, developing a vast array of products including optics, UHV, electronics & coatings.

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Manufacturers of specialist equipment in aerospace, industrial & utilities. Worked with: British Airways, Rolls Royce, MoD.

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Alfa Laval


World leader in heat transfer, separation & fluid handling technology at its 5,000 sq m plant.

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Focus SB


Only supplier to export directly to China, luxury electrical wiring accessories maker that makes everything bespoke.

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Leading in pH neutral car wash products, a fast-growing manufacturer shipping worldwide.

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Crafted In Lewes


Designs & manufactures bespoke residential furniture & architectural joinery for the high-end market worldwide.

Marshall Tufflex


Leading manufacturer of cable solutions for industrial, healthcare & domestic markets in the UK, 100% eco-friendly processes.

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Developer & creator of premium scientific equipment, enhancing neuroscience research & investigation.

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Engima Bikes


Specialist titanium & steel framed bicycle manufacturer that designs & creates bikes to the rider’s specification.

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Highlighted success story

Handmade tile manufacturer, Aldershaw Handmade Tiles Ltd, based in Sedlescombe, East Sussex explains how Emily Wright from Locate East Sussex supported them to access vital grant funding, for new and replacement machinery, assisting them in their future growth plans.

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For support and advice on how to progress with your business goals get in touch and one of our team will contact you to discuss you needs.