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Contechs is a leading provider of specialist design and engineering services to prestigious OEMs and Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers in the automotive sector

Contechs is a world leading provider of specialist design & engineering services, working with the most prestigious vehicle designers and manufacturer's across the globe. Contechs experts use virtual toolsets simultaneously in development of next generation vehicle platforms. Contechs uses systems that differentiate its ability in providing innovative solutions as the world transitions towards, hybrid, electric and alternative fuel cells technologies. 

Its status is reinforced by its well-established and respected recruitment division, which sources the highest calibre personnel to provide its clients with contract labour, fully managed teams and the placement of permanent staff.

Its design and engineering work is supported by a dedicated trimming division, equipped to design and deliver both high volume and bespoke vehicle trim elements.

Contechs Materials Handling uses the company’s extensive CAD, CAE & Virtual Simulation resources and experience to design and deliver ergonomic and cost efficient solutions for the transport of components and assemblies to line-side.



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Contechs has achieved progressive growth, extending its engineering services and making a series of strategic business acquisitions. It opened its current office in Basildon in 2002, by which time it had added Materials Handling service to its portfolio. In 2003 it acquired the Hawtal Whiting business and brand from Wagon Group plc, a Tier 1 supplier of Design and Engineering and Recruitment services to Jaguar Land Rover. 


Opportunities with Jaguar Land Rover prompted the opening of additional premises in Warwick in the West Midlands in 2002. These premises also provide the base for Contechs Trimming which was established in 2006. This division of the business has grown successfully, moving from the marine sector to provide extensive services to automotive clients.

In 2014 Contechs expanded further into Europe with an acquisition of Conteyor GmbH who had been supporting European OEM’s and tier 1 suppliers since 1999 and based in Koln Germany. This created a further expansion for Contechs into all the major European Automotive locations and has seen constant growth and customers since. 

Contechs has leveraged its experience in Design & Engineering programs and its recruitment of skilled people to expand into new areas, notably in applying a full product design and engineering strategy to the production of bespoke Materials Handling racking systems.


Contechs continues to grow, having achieved consistent sales growth since its foundation. It benefits from established relationships with key clients and from a wide range of clear service offerings. Its objective is to expand its business by consolidating, improving and advancing the range of services it has successfully established, whilst integrating leading technologies such as EV, Hybrid and Skateboard Platforms.



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The Basildon office opened in 1997 moving to its new premises in 2002. It's impressive office facilities houses Recruitment, Finance, Accounts, Materials Handling Division and Design and Engineering operations. Its location is conveniently close to Ford’s Dunton Technical Centre.

The Warwick facility opened in 2002 expanding to 65,000 square feet of office and industrial space; locating Recruitment, Design and Engineering operations and Contechs’ Interior Trim Manufacturing division. Its location is equidistant between Jaguar Land Rover’s technical centres at Whitley and Gaydon and is also convenient for Bentley and many other prestigious automotive OEM’s and a range of 1st Tier suppliers.

CONTECHS Deutschland GmbH operates from its headquarters in Cologne providing Recruitment, Design & Engineering operations.

The German office in Cologne has been open since 2014 and supports our European clients with Recruitment and Engineering support and is conveniently close to the Ford Design Center in Merkenich allowing the Company to increase its presence in Germany and enables Contechs to work with a number of leading German OEMs and 1st Tier Suppliers.



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  • Grant Thornton - Top 100 Companies 2021 Award

  • Telegraph Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya Business of the Year 2021

  • IoD Midlands Director of the Year 2020 - Large Business (£50 million + t/o)

  • Telegraph 2018 Business of The Year - sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover

  • Sunday Times HSBC 2018 International Top Track 200 Award for Britain's 82nd fastest growing Company

  • Warwickshire County Council 2018 Employability Charter Award for Inspiring Teenagers

  • Grant Thornton Essex Ltd Top 100 2017 Award for financial performance of the county’s 100 largest independent companies

  • Telegraph 2017 Entrepreneur of The Year

  • Sunday Times HSBC 2017 International Top Track 200 Award for Britain's 30th fastest growing Company

  • MBA 2017 Corporate Commitment to the Community

  • MBA 2016 Midlands Business Person of the Year

  • MBA 2016 & 2017 Manufacturer of the Year

  • EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2015 Midlands



Peter Jarvis

Managing Director

Peter heads the business, shaping its strategy and leading the concept design, engineering and delivery of turn-key design and engineering programmes for many of Contechs’ prestigious clients

He holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in Design & Engineering from Coventry University. He also received the university’s Numerical Science Award

He served an apprenticeship with BAe and prior to joining Contechs he worked as a Chief Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover with responsibility for taking vehicle designs from concept through to launch

Outside work he is a keen sportsman, enjoying football, golf, fishing, walking and gym training



Yogi Carpenter

Business Development Director

Yogi has been central to the development and growth of the business for the last 20 years. He has hands-on involvement in both the provision of design & engineering services and recruitment & technical resourcing. His responsibilities further extend to Projects & Operations management and client relationships

Prior to joining Contechs, Yogi completed engineering & technical apprenticeships in the machine tool industry together with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Coventry University. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the automotive industry in design, engineering and consultancy roles for leading manufacturers. Subsequently he lead the CAD and design operations for MSX Europe and established MSX’s India engineering operations

Yogi is married with three children and enjoys family time, travel and golf


Chris Innes

Operations Director

  • Chris has held senior commercial roles in large automotive suppliers over his 35 year career. Reporting into the MD for running the Contechs Operations and Systems across the group.

  • Chris is responsible for all commercial operations outside of the finance department

  • The gatekeeper to ensure profitability on all work streams managed and controlled via an in-house developed paperless business operating system

  • Strategic planning specialist

  • Experienced in waste elimination, turnaround projects and a specialist in business process improvement

  • Chris has graduated with an MBA and has a passion for languages


Alan Yee

Engineering Specialist

Alan holds a BEng in Mechanical Engineering and over 40 years experience in the transport industry, including. 15 years as an Engineering Leader for a global Tier 1 supplier