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K W Special Projects Limited

K W Special Projects Limited


NN137RP Northants

KW Special Projects is a high-performance design and engineering solution provider based in Brackley at the heart of the high-tech cluster, Motorsport Valley.

By transferring knowledge and technology from one sector to another, we develop novel solutions to our clients’ challenges.

We use the speed and agility of the motorsport industry upon which we were founded to provide cutting-edge, on-demand design and engineering services to support organisations with:

High Performance Mechanical Engineering: Precision engineering of mechanical assemblies.

Lightweight Structures & Composites: Motorsport-bred lightweight design, applied across sectors.

Advanced Digital Manufacturing: Applying digital manufacturing to make low-volume production possible.

System Design, Automation & Integration: Design and delivery of special purpose machines and systems.


Product news

  • How to grasp Industry 4.0’s low hanging fruit

    You don’t have to be a risk-taker or a big spender to take advantage of industry 4.0.

    Kieron Salter, Managing Director of KWSP, offers some advice on how engineers can embrace digitisation with this article for The Engineer.


  • ToPCaT modular chassis concept showcased at Advanced Engineering 2018

    A novel chassis design developed for the niche motorsport, autonomous and performance vehicle markets will be one of the technologies on display at this year’s Advanced Engineering Show. ToPCaT, an innovative carbon fibre-reinforced chassis concept, provides a low cost, lightweight and fully recyclable alternative to traditional steel, aluminium or carbon monocoque designs.

    Salter commented: “Based on aerospace-proven, carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic materials, the key advantage of ToPCaT lies in the novel application of bonding, joining and overall platform architecture. We have now finished a technology demonstrator of the platform and are evaluating collaboration with a few OEMs to develop real-world applications.”

    Salter concluded: “From our perspective, the hot areas for new materials are the chassis and body in white. However, it’s both these areas, as well as powertrain and other structural components, where light weighting is a particular challenge. So, any components within a vehicle that were traditionally manufactured are coming under scrutiny to see if new materials can provide the same level of performance with less weight.”

    For more information about KWSP, or the company’s high performance engineering solutions provider offer, visit www.kwspecialprojects.com or meet the team on stand E31 at Advanced Engineering 2018.


  • Two international design awards for KWSP's braille printer

    After scooping two international design awards, KWSP’s innovative braille printer has featured on Design Solutions. In this article, the publication looks at how the printer works and the key features that have been key to its remarkable success.


  • KWSP launches Heritage Engineering Division

    As part of a long-term corporate strategy to further expand its services across the bespoke restoration sector, high performance engineering solutions provider, KWSP, has announced the launch of KW Heritage Engineering.

    The service will provide everything from digital capturing and archiving – the ability to scan everything from individual vehicle components to the entire vehicle exterior and generate vital rebuild data – to design and engineering, manufacturing, assembly and inspection for both road and track. By marrying cutting-edge manufacturing techniques with traditional craftsmanship, KWSP Heritage Engineering delivers an end-to-end solution for the restoration and optimisation of historic vehicles.

    To lead the division, KWSP has announced the appointment of Edward Smith, who joins the business as Head of Heritage Engineering with immediate effect. Tasked with developing the brand nd leveraging increasing global demand for restoration and optimisation solutions, Smith will be fully supported by KWSP’s team of highly-skilled engineers.

    With more than 20 years’ experience in motorsport engineering, Smith joins from Palmersport, where he oversaw a variety of racing car and performance vehicle projects, notably working on their FIA Formula 2 car in partnership with Williams F1 and the more recent BRDC British F3 car in collaboration with Tatuus. This experience positioned him as the perfect candidate to expand KWSP’s heritage engineering offer.

    Smith commented: “Joining the KWSP team at such a pivotal time is a hugely exciting opportunity. I intend to play an instrumental role in the launch and development of KW Heritage Engineering, working closely with owners of heritage vehicles to offer an integrated restoration, optimisation, re-manufacture and digital archiving support solution.”

    Kieron Salter, Managing Director at KWSP, added: “We are delighted to announce the launch of KW Heritage Engineering and welcome Ed to our growing team. Responding directly to an increasing market appetite for historic vehicle restoration and optimisation services, we’re confident that our end-to-end offer will be well received.

    “We have considerable experience in the sector under the KWSP umbrella, where we have already completed several heritage projects including bringing a rare Alfa Romeo Tipo back to life and restoring an Amilcar C6 to its former glory.”

    Offering digital capture and archiving, design, engineering, manufacturing, assembly and inspection, KW Heritage Engineering provides a comprehensive package for owners of historic vehicles.