Case Studies

Take a look at some of our most recent case studies below.

Restoration of Spitfire

Tasked with the restoration project of a World War Two plane, Retro Track and Air (U.K) Ltd looked to Emsea Ltd for the fabrication of bespoke parts.The crashed Spitfire P8208 lay submerged in the mud of the Severn Estuary from 1943 until 1993 when an expedition was mounted to recover the remains.“One of the numerous challenges we have faced was replacing the armoured plate that sits behind the pilot’s head to protect the fuel tanks,” said Peter Watts, Director at Retro Track and Air (U.K) Ltd.

spitfire restoration project

Change – The Old Fire Station

Emsea Ltd. was carefully selected by collaborating artists Rachel Barbaresi and Emma Reynard for a project with a difference. Lead artist, Rachel Barbaresi, headed up a commission by Arts at the newly refurbished Old Fire Station in Oxford. Working alongside ten artist participants, recruited from homeless projects around the city, the contributors experimented with a wide range of artistic processes centred round the theme ‘Growth’ at the beautiful Botanic Garden of Oxford University.

emsea old fire station

Stage Electrics user-friendly console

Entertainment technical solutions company, Stage Electrics, turned to Emsea’s Engineers to help design and manufacture a new product for housing video, sound and lighting in a single user friendly console.

stage electrics console

Uncle Peter’s Garden Trowel

After a recommendation from an existing Emsea Ltd. customer, Targett Aviation enlisted the help of Emsea to produce the unique trowel spade design for ‘Uncle Peter’s Garden Trowel’. Originally created by ‘Uncle Peter’ over thirty years ago, the light-weight yet tough garden trowel is still manufactured locally in Gloucestershire.

Peter’s Garden Trowel

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