A long history of engineering expertise

Our History

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Engenuity was founded in 1993. The company began by conducting design and stress analysis for the aerospace industry, as well as body stiffness and crash safety analysis for road vehicles.  Through our consultancy service, we brought high end analysis technology to industries to whom such methods were previously out of reach.  Precise fatigue analysis of metallic parts (including welded fabrications) established our reputation across a wide range of industries.


Great strides were made in the analysis of composite structures in the competitive world of motor racing. Novel analysis strategies maximised the benefits of composite materials, and in 2001 CZone software was developed for composite crash prediction.  Many years and successful projects later, we began taking our composite experience and knowledge into the mainstream world of the automotive Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). Techniques developed for the racing world enabled Engenuity to showcase the feasibility of using carbon composites for mass production. Applications have included thermoplastic over-moulded reinforcements for metal Body In White (BIW) car structures and even all composite BIWs.


2016 saw the company move to its current premises in Burgess Hill, West Sussex and the formation of a dedicated test laboratory. The new facilities allowed us to vastly expand the range of composite testing we offer and to improve the responsiveness and quality of our material characterisation service.


In 2018 Engenuity became part of HRC Group, providing specialised engineering services to compliment their composite manufacturing capability.  This now gives us the ability to provide streamlined ‘concept to production’ solutions for structural composite parts.


Committed to providing an agile engineering service to develop lightweight, durable, cost efficient components in short time scales, optimising your products and your competitiveness.


The capability of Engenuity’s Engineering Team has been gained over many years, not only in design analysis and material characterisation, but also in the advanced software and test equipment that we have developed and used to provide tailored solutions to our clients.

Our Laboratory

250kN Servo-Hydraulic Fatigue Rated Instron 100kN Electro-Mechanical Instron Environmental Chamber (-70 to 350°C)
Bespoke 4.6kJ High Rate Drop Tower
Digital Image Correlation for strain recovery Full range of ASTM and ISO fixtures
Suite of dedicated data processing tools