Special purpose machinery design

involves much more than simply producing a design that works

Our turnkey solution takes the design through prototyping, into manufacture, to commissioning and installation. We add value by effectively being part of your engineering team for as long at it takes, working with your operatives and engineers on the shop floor until the point of final hand-over including full documentation, certification and training.


Combined Design Solutions was founded in 2004 by Simon Major after 35 years working as an Industrial and Engineering Designer for market leading organisations in UK and overseas.

Offering what was perceived as a new approach to industrial manufacturing Combined Design Solutions strive to deliver what we promise, when we promise it, to the budget we quote.

Working in collaboration with local, national and global organisations, Combined Design Solutions has designed and produced equipment enabling the implementation of new and efficient production techniques and processes; some of this machinery is still confidential and at design or prototype stage, some is in production - but all impacts on our daily lives.

All design is now CAD based and our designers typically use Solid Edge or Solid Works. Our Vortex capable machining system is allowing us to implement DELCAM, offering clients the shortest possible turnaround time on orders.

Modern specialist workshop


Our engineering workshop has a reputation for quality, workmanship and getting it right first time. From simple machined component parts to fully project managed assemblies the workshop is fully equipped to provide high quality components, on time, within budget.

Industrial engineering processes include:

  • Turning (CNC & Manual)
  • Milling (CNC & Manual)
  • Grinding
  • Slotting
  • Fabricating
  • Sawing

In addition to our own manufacturing facilities our designers also work closely with a network of specialist partners in the field of Industrial Engineering, providing clients with the most appropriate solution to their needs.