Our Expertise

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Window Regulators

Probably one of the most complex parts within a vehicle door, we design and manufacture window regulators for low volume, niche vehicle manufacturers.

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Active Aerodynamics

From an underbody diffuser to a full blown spoiler and many parts in between, active aerodynamic components are employed to improve a vehicle’s speed, efficiency, or performance.

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Electrochromatic Glass

A new development in moving side windows EC glass, operated at the touch of a button, offers benefits such as lightweighting, full window coverage for complete privacy and cabin cooling.

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Design

Outstanding design sets our work apart from our contemporaries. Fitting moving parts into impossibly small packaging or completing moving parts which others have failed to finish are the sort of problems we love to tackle.

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Flexible Production

Our production lines are designed to be flexibly reconfigured to suit customer demands so that low volumes and changes in product can easily be accommodated.

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Logistics

Experience has honed our logistics knowledge and capability and our stock and finished parts are controlled by an advanced system.

Who we are

Rob Marchant
Managing Director



Rob achieved Master Technician status before going to university as a mature student to study for a Bachelor’s degree in Automotive Engineering Design, followed by a Master’s degree in Design Management.

After five years with a major tier 1 supplier, Rob moved to Bentley Motor Cars in Crewe and was there for two years as senior engineer responsible for Closures before leaving to set up MarchantCain Design Ltd. Rob became a Chartered Engineer in 2010 and in 2015 gained Chartered Technological Product Designer status with the Institute of Engineering Designers.

Who we are

Rob Haworth
Operations Director


Rob has a Master’s degree in Design Management and began his career as a design engineer for Leyland Product Developments.

Rob went on to work at Brose GmbH, a first tier automotive supplier as a project engineer, moving to GKN in a similar role and eventually Meggitt Aerospace, where he became the programme manager for the site.

MarchantCain has benefited from Rob's vast experience and knowledge acquired from new product introduction.

Who we are

Pam Cain
Marketing Director


Pam began her career in business administration and worked her way up to become senior administrator at a computer software house. After completing a post graduate course in communications, advertising and marketing she transferred to a conference and events management company and soon took on her own events as a project manager.  After working as a project manager in the Environmental Business Services section at a national NGO, she set up her own company, MarchantCain Projects. As Pam became more involved with MarchantCain Design, she has assumed responsibility for marketing and human resources.

Who we are

Tom Meredith 
Finance and Purchasing Manager


Tom joined MarchantCain in December 2013 as an apprentice and has rapidly grown to hold a pivotal role in the finance of the company. He has written and implemented all of the company’s financial controls and reporting structure. His work has also included acquiring long term finance for capital investment, implementing a new ERP system, long term strategic planning for the business and introducing supply chain management procedures.

Currently studying for the CIMA qualification, Tom is working towards gaining full chartered status within the next twelve months.

Who we are

Sean Bassett
Design Engineer


Sean had achieved distinction in BTEC Advanced Engineering and HND Mechanical Engineering through the college route and came to us with a lot of ambition and a willingness to learn.  He has already had to produce drawings of bridge parapets, which he never expected would be in his remit, but has also worked on a couple of ground-breaking designs for new window regulators.  He is working on brand new products for a prominent OEM which will be seen in 2018 and being a bit of a car enthusiast he can't wait to see the fruits of all his hard work.

Who we are

Sanne Jansweijer
Project Engineer


Having gained Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology, Sanne spent some time working at the university before progressing to take up the post of project manager, researcher and editor at Consumentenbond, the Dutch consumer organisation, comparable to UK’s Which?, in The Hague. She embarked on a five-year adventure to work “anywhere in the world where English was spoken” and found herself in Coventry where she has applied her outstanding engineering and communication skills to great affect with MarchantCain clients.

Who we are

Jordan Lewis
Graduate Design Engineer


Jordan graduated from Leeds University in 2014 with a Master’s degree in Product Design and went on to gain valuable experience in prototyping, model making and low volume production using CAD and 3D printing. He has a strong understanding of product development and a flair for design. He is proving to be a reliable and creative engineer who understand client needs and timescales.

Who we are

Christine Englert
Head of Business Development


With a strong background in window regulator sales and support Christine plays an extremely important part in MarchantCain. She has an impressive knowledge of the industry and has already contributed to MarchantCain’s growth and investment plans. Based in central Germany, just north of Frankfurt, Christine is well placed to develop our business in the UK and Worldwide. At least once a month she is present at our Coventry office to attend management meetings, keep us up to date with business development and to meet with new and existing clients.

Who we are

Milly
Meet and Greet


There is always a warm welcome for visitors to MarchantCain from Milly our meet and greet Labrador. Her quiet disposition is deceiving – she is an excitable and speedy mountain bike follower although she is slowing down a little as she gets older. She has been known to run 21 miles up Cader Idris and back in a day, but she makes up for it by spending the majority of her day in the office in bed!

Our story so far

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Our Story

Formed in 2006 as an engineering design consultancy assisting automotive suppliers to design new mechatronic products and win commercially profitable contracts, design and development soon became a major part of the company’s workload.

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The Way Forward

Our goal is to become a £10 million technology business by becoming a leader in the automotive market for design, development and production of specialist mechanical and electrical actuation systems.

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Careers

We are always keen to hear from talented and capable engineers. If you think differently about engineering, meet our high standards of thoroughness and consider our values to be your values, then have a look at the blog pages where we will post any vacancies.

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Design

Engineering design is our reason for existence and we work extremely hard to excel at it. But we do not stop at design: we develop our concepts through design to the prototype stage and into manufacture. Our engineers follow the process from concept to manufacture and consequently understand so much more about what makes a feasible design an excellent design.

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Our Standards

Our customers are at the top of their game and extremely demanding of us. To stay at the top with them we have high quality standards and have achieved BS EN ISO 9001. We are on track to gain TS 16949 to satisfy our automotive customers’ demands for quality.

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Our Values

We put our customers at the centre of everything we do.
We never stop learning, developing and expanding our knowledge and expertise.
We provide a welcoming, fun, aspirational and vibrant place to work.
Thinking differently is encouraged to achieve the best outcome.
Consistency in our approach – excellence in thinking and deed.
Fairness and respect for all.