With UK car sales recently reaching a six-year high, DP Seals can confirm the resurgence of this particular market sector with the unprecedented success of one of its automotive products.
The component in question is a high-spec natural rubber ball that DP Seals produce for the hydraulic engine mounts made by DTR VMS Ltd. In the past year alone, well over five million have been supplied – an increase of more than 300% since the depths of the recession in 2009.
Trowbridge based DTR VMS is a first tier supplier to the likes of Audi, VW and Mercedes, with its advanced technology products helping to reduce noise, vibration and harshness in a wide range of vehicles.
“The company first joined forces with us in 2002, making their choice on the basis of outstanding QCD performance indicators, and since then, we’ve consistently been recognised as one of their most reliable and trusted suppliers,”
Andrew Piper, DP Seals Technical Director
Although a seemingly simple product, every single ball we produce has to meet exceptionally stringent standards of size, sphericity and quality, since it is instrumental in preventing leakage from the engine mount to ensure the desired characteristics are maintained throughout its lifetime.
For DP Seals, this production increase reflects the stability and growth they’re seeing in more and more of their customers’ activities, and with continuing investment in people, resources and facilities, they’re now looking to the future with a considerable degree of optimism and confidence.