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Supply chain uncertainty in the construction market

9 July 2021

With double-digit growth forecasted for this year, the construction market is finally rebounding from COVID and Brexit.  Yet at the same time the industry is dealing with supply chain uncertainty as a result of issues such as raw material prices, lead times, duties and tariffs, energy, labour, production and transportation costs. For the construction machinery OEM, this might result in a need to onshore your metal fabrication suppliers, increase production capacity or rationalise your supply chain.

To address these challenges and make the most of this growth opportunity, you might need your metal partner to take on greater complexity.  That might involve a total product redesign or a full-capabilities, one-stop-shop, that can handle :


Enter Universal Wolf.


Metal fabrication and assembly service

Leaders in complex metal fabrication

Here at Universal Wolf, we are dedicated to exploring and pushing the boundaries.  We’re on a quest to partner with customers that want to go further and do more.  With two purpose-built facilities where we combine expertise and skill, we can do everything from designing to scaled-up production.


Universal Wolf Metal Fabrication Engineer

Peace of mind
With a heritage of over 50 years in the North East, revenue growth of 40% in 2020, two manufacturing sites with a square footage of 65,000 and 165 employees, we bring the best people together to make great things happen.  At Universal Wolf, our attitude is our difference.  We’re passionate about our work and we have an absolute commitment to quality – from the people we train, to the products we deliver.

New Product Introduction - NPI


Design for manufacture

Whether you need a complete product design or to improve an existing design, we have the expertise to support you at every stage of the process. With experience from baggage scanning equipment to top secret military projects, we have the mastery and technology to deliver accurate and trustworthy design support.

CNC Machining Services


Value added manufacturing
Whether your business is at capacity or you want a manufacturing expert to take on the heavy lifting, we can bridge the gap between supply and manufacture.  We offer

  • To take ownership of Bills of Material and the supply chain
  • Additional assembly
  • Integration of electromechanical parts, components and subassemblies