Kent’s 101 Fastest Growing Manufacturing Startups

August 27, 2022

At Best Startup London we track over 100,000 London based startups and over 500,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and organisations we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.

We’ve ranked the top 101 Manufacturing companies in Kent. The companies, startups and institutions listed in this article are all exceptional companies, well worth a follow. We have included links to their websites, socials and CrunchBase (if you’re interested in their financials).

We selected the organisations listed in this article based on:

  • Track record
  • Executive leadership
  • Market share
  • Innovation
  • ESG rating

Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as CrunchbaseSemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.

Top Manufacturing Companies & Startups (Kent)


Hornby

FoundersFrank Hornby
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Hornby is a manufacturer and retailer specializing in model trains, model railways, and model locomotive bundles.


SGMA

FoundersFanya Ismail
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SGMA specializes in coatings & advanced materials using Sol-gel process and develops sustainable solutions for today’s global problems.


Plastique

FoundersHughes Gauthier
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Plastique designs and manufactures thermoformed packaging for customers.


Bedfont Scientific

FoundersDr John Marron
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Bedfont Scientific specializes in the design and manufacture of exhaled breath and gas monitoring instruments.


Wells Plastics

FoundersAndrew Barclay
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Wells Plastics is a specialist additive masterbatch company, engages in the design, development, and manufacture of masterbatches.


Autonomous Flight

FoundersMartin Warner
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Autonomous Flight designs and manufactures electric VTOL aircraft for the city and inter-city-based transportation.


IS-Instruments Ltd

FoundersMichael Foster
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IS-Instruments is a micro-SME company that designs and develops remote sensing instrumentation for clients across Europe.


Phoenix Photonics

FoundersIan Giles
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Phoenix Photonics designs and manufactures fiber optic components and instrumentation.


Haeckels

FoundersBeach Warden, Dom Bridges
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Haeckels manufacturer of natural skincare and the wild fragrance is a cosmetics firm.


Densitron Technologies PLC

FoundersUnknown
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Densitron Technologies is a world leading designer and manufacturer of information display systems.


Chord Electronics

FoundersUnknown
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Chord Electronics is an Electrical and Electronic Manufacturing company.


Comma Oil & Chemicals Ltd

FoundersUnknown
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Comma is a world-class manufacturer and supplier of automotive lubricants and chemicals for passenger and commercial vehicles.


Nebra

FoundersAaron Shaw, John Whiting
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Nebra is an industrial and IoT solutions provider.


Marco

FoundersUnknown
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Marco provides technology solutions for manufacturing and packing operation.


APC Technology Group PLC

FoundersUnknown
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APC Technology Group PLC provides the design, specification and distribution of specialist electronic components and systems.


Brigade Electronics

FoundersChris Hanson-Abbott
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Brigade Electronics is a manufacturer of vehicle safety & security systems like warning alarms, dash cams & obstacle detection.


Sahara Presentation Systems PLC

FoundersKevin Batley, Nigel Batley
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Sahara Presentation Systems PLC is a provider of business supplies & equipment.


Kent pharmaceuticals

FoundersUnknown
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Kent pharmaceuticals is a manufacturer and source branded and generic products of the highest quality standard.


Review Display Systems

FoundersUnknown
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Review Display Systems Ltd is a leading supplier of Industrial flat panel display technologies.


Sauflon Pharmaceuticals

FoundersUnknown
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Sauflon is a global manufacturer of contact lenses and aftercare solutions.


Aeromet International

FoundersUnknown
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Aeromet International manufactures aluminum and magnesium sand castings, aluminum investment castings for aerospace and defense industries.


Beck & Pollitzer

FoundersJohn Beck, Sigismund Pollitzer
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Beck & Pollitzer is a complete machinery solutions provider company.


PowaKaddy International Ltd

FoundersUnknown
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PowaKaddy is world-famous and a market leader in electric golf trolley technology, cart bags, and accessories.


Megger

FoundersUnknown
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Megger has been the premier provider of electric test equipment and measuring instruments for electrical power applications.


Amphenol

FoundersUnknown
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Amphenol manufactures and designs a large range of connectors and interconnects solutions including cable assembly, & electronic packaging.


Capula

FoundersUnknown
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Capula is the go-to industrial systems integrator for process, manufacturing, power, utilities and engineering businesses in the UK.


Blitz

FoundersUnknown
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Blitz, the UK’s leading supplier of premium and approved martial arts equipment.


Rako Controls

FoundersUnknown
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Rako Controls is a manufacturing company.


Bumper Specialties

FoundersUnknown
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Bumper Specialties is the worldwide manufacturer of self-adhesive polyurethane rubber bumper feet, which are proudly made in the USA.


MTT Technologies

FoundersUnknown
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MTT Technologies engages in the design, development, and production of rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing systems.


Monarch Chemicals Limited

FoundersUnknown
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Monarch Chemicals is one of the largest independent chemical manufacturers and distributors in the UK.


Fresca Group

FoundersUnknown
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Fresca Group is a largest privately-owned supplier of fruit and vegetables in the UK.


Sterlitech Corporation

FoundersUnknown
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Sterlitech is an industry leader focused in unique micro and sub-micron filtration products.


VJ Technology

FoundersUnknown
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VJT distributes and manufactures fasteners, tools, fixings systems and associated products to the UK’s construction and civil industries.


Hovat Ltd

FoundersUnknown
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Hovat is a printed packaging & label specialists from allergen labels to yoghurt lids.


Airfix

FoundersUnknown
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Airfix is the oldest UK manufacturer of scale plastic model kits and has been producing kits for the mass market since 1952.


Respirex

FoundersUnknown
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Respirex specializes in high-performance chemical, particle, and respiratory protective garments design and manufacturing.


Express Cleaning Supplies

FoundersUnknown
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Express Cleaning Supplies is a supplier of commercial cleaning and window cleaning equipment and products with online ordering.


Puretone

FoundersUnknown
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Puretone is only independent manufacturer of digital and analogue hearing aids.


Pyser Optics

FoundersUnknown
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Pyser Optics is a maker of precision optical, electro-optical and infrared night vision equipment and associated components.


ITL

FoundersUnknown
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ITL is a medical device manufacturing company. It is providing innovative and reliable solutions to complex engineering and more.


BFP Wholesale Limited

FoundersUnknown
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BFP Wholesale is a wholesales bakery ingredients for bakeries, food manufacturers, and take-away traders.


Kentec Electronics

FoundersUnknown
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Kentec Electronics manufactures and supplies a range of fire detection, fire alarms, emergency systems and extinguishant control panels.


European Springs & Pressings Ltd

FoundersUnknown
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European Springs are spring manufacturers and spring suppliers specializing in compression springs, gas springs, and torsion springs.


Camellia PLC

FoundersUnknown
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Camellia Plc is a food Manufacturing company.


New Electronics

FoundersUnknown
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New Electronics is a magazine focused on the electronics industry and a central hub for design engineers.


Electra Polymers

FoundersUnknown
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Electra Polymers develops advanced specialty polymer-based inks and coatings for the global electronics industry.


Premier Coatings

FoundersUnknown
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Premier Coatings Ltd manufactures & supply corrosion prevention and chemical resistant coatings & linings & waterproofing systems.


Kent Engineering & Foundry

FoundersUnknown
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Kent Engineering & Foundry manufactures a wide variety of speakers, subwoofers, headphones, home theatre systems and accessories.


Machinery

FoundersUnknown
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Machinery covers manufacturing technology developments and applications in key areas.


KBC Networks

FoundersRamesh Koya
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KBC Networks is a global manufacturer of transmission solutions company located in Dartford.


Instro

FoundersUnknown
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Instro is a manufacturer and supplier of products such as targeting, vehicle, GPS systems, surveillance platforms and tripod products.


H+H UK

FoundersHenrik Henriksson, Waldemar Kähler
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H+H UK is a manufacturer of construction material products.


Firetherm Intumescent & Insulation Supplies

FoundersUnknown
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Firetherm Intumescent & Insulation Supplies manufactures and supplies a broad range of fire-stopping products.


DPS Tableware

FoundersUnknown
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DPS Tableware specialises in the importation of catering and hospitality tableware for the UK and Irish marketplace.


SDMS

FoundersUnknown
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SDMS manufactures and supplies security products and equipment for foreign and commonwealth offices and UN organizations.


Vital Parts

FoundersUnknown
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Vital Parts offers a wides selection of essential plastic, rubber, metal components and custom moulding solutions.


Aqualisa Products

FoundersUnknown
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Aqualisa Products provides designs and manufactures digital, mixer and electric showers and accessories.


Ocean Signal

FoundersUnknown
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Ocean Signal designs and manufacture of Satellite and Terrestrial Emergency Rescue Beacons based upon VHF/UHF.


Knight Optical

FoundersUnknown
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Knight Optical are a global leader in the production and distribution of precision stock and custom optical components.


Test & Treat

FoundersUnknown
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Test & Treat is a medical device company that manufactures and supplies company to worldwide veterinary markets.


Miteco

FoundersUnknown
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Miteco is a food and beverages packaging company.


Natural Distribution Ltd

FoundersUnknown
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Natural Distribution Ltd is a drug manufacturing company and food supplement.


Reflex Printed Plastics

FoundersUnknown
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Reflex Printed Plastics experts at printing on plastics and specialist materials.


Ace Sheds

FoundersUnknown
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We are a small family business who manufacture quality garden buildings and deliver to the South East of England.


Launch Diagnostics

FoundersUnknown
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Launch Diagnostics manufactures diagnostic kits and laboratory instrumentation.


Chart Fencing

FoundersUnknown
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Chart Fencing is a sister company of largest manufacturers of timber buildings.


P&J Dust Extraction

FoundersUnknown
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P&J have been designing effective dust extraction and fume extraction systems throughout the UK, Eire and Channel Islands.


Icecrypt

FoundersUnknown
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Icecrypt is a Manufacturig industry of HDMI Leads, Low Noise Blocks ,and Satellite Dishes.


Swan Mill Paper

FoundersUnknown
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Swan Mill Paper manufactures and supplies party products, crackers, gift packaging, catering disposables and hygiene products.


Perlen Papier

FoundersUnknown
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Perlen is the manufacturer of newsprint and magazine papers .


BMM Weston

FoundersUnknown
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BMM Weston Group manufactures and designs medical and healthcare products and products for commercial laundry and foundries.


ParkerSteel

FoundersUnknown
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ParkerSteel provides steel, aluminum products and services to various manufacturing and construction industries.


Select Plant Hire

FoundersUnknown
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Select Plant Hire is a swiss-German equipment manufacturer Liebherr, produces zero-emissions.


David Bailey Furniture Systems

FoundersUnknown
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David Bailey Furniture Systems is a manufacturer of healthcare and hospital furniture.


RUD Chains

FoundersUnknown
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RUD lifting points adjust to the direction of the pull to allow full engagement of the bolt.


HV Wooding

FoundersHarry Wooding
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HV Wooding is a manufacturer of precision engineered components and assemblies.


Astell Scientific

FoundersUnknown
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Astell Scientific manufactures a wide range of medical and laboratory equipment like autoclaves, sterilizers, steam generators & incubators.


Keel Toys

FoundersUnknown
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Keel Toys is a manufacturer of toys.


Elmstone Systems

FoundersUnknown
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Elmstone systems is a provider of web based software.


Cambridge Research Systems

FoundersUnknown
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Cambridge Research Systems is a vision science experiment centre.


Gunther

FoundersUnknown
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Gunther UK will be exhibiting the latest valve gate.


Denmaur Paper Media

FoundersUnknown
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Denmaur is in the print & publishing sector providing innovative & sustainable paper solutions for those in commercial print & publishing.


Graticules Optics Ltd

FoundersUnknown
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Graticules Optics is a proven world-class designer and manufacturer of precision micropattern products.


L & G Forest Products Ltd.

FoundersUnknown
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L & G Forest Products Ltd. operates as a dealer of timber and plywood products.


Bowltech

FoundersUnknown
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Bowltech is a supplier of bowling equipment.


Rapesco

FoundersUnknown
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Rapesco provides designing and manufacturing of stapling machines.


Church & Dwight Uk

FoundersUnknown
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Church & Dwight UK manufactures and supplies household items, healthcare goods, and personal care products.


Allsand Supplies Ltd.

FoundersUnknown
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Allsand Supplies Ltd. supplies building materials, paving and landscaping products, timber, boards, and tools.


Drywall Aptitude

FoundersUnknown
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We develop software that can provide technologically advanced solutions for the construction industry.


P S Analytical

FoundersUnknown
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P S Analytical is a leading company in the manufacture and supply of instrumentation for the analysis of Mercury ,Arsenic Company.


Ships Electronic Services

FoundersPeter Hacker
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SES is a market leader in the supply, installation and maintenance of maritime communication and navigation electronics.


INSPIRED TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

FoundersUnknown
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ITS accredited as a partner of respected global brands, but remain independent from ties to individual manufacturer.


Energy Solutions

FoundersUnknown
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Energy Solutions is a manufacturer of electrical power systems, control, monitoring products for a vehicle, marine, and commercial sectors.


Todd Meats

FoundersUnknown
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Todd Meats is a wholesale manufacturer and distributor of lamb, pork, mutton and beef meat as well as poultry products.


FloPlast Ltd

FoundersUnknown
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FloPlast Ltd is a manufacturer and supplier of Plastic Building and Plumbing systems, and an extensive range of Rainwater systems.


C&B Seen

FoundersUnknown
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C&B Seen engages in the design, manufacture, sale, and support of high-tech and durable LED lighting for cyclists and scuba-divers.


PrintBig

FoundersUnknown
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PrintBig is a printing, production and distribution facility company.


The Great Outdoor Gym Company

FoundersUnknown
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The Great Outdoor Gym Company design, manufacture, and install the outdoor gyms that recycle and generate electricity.


DAD UK

FoundersUnknown
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DAD UK is a manufacturer of mailboxes, parcel boxes and security products for the residential and commercial markets.


Bowron Sheepskins

FoundersUnknown
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Bowron Sheepskins is specialize in lambskin and sheepskin tanning and manufacturing business.

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