Design capabilities

Whatever you may need, however big the challenge, you can be assured that here at Accuride we can provide the ball bearing movement solutions you need.

Our vast range of standard, customised or bespoke sliding solutions, based on ball bearing and friction slides, is simply unrivalled in the world today. Our range of telescopic slides and linear motion slides can be applied to a number of industries and applications, but don’t just take our word for it: view our case studies here

Our European Director of Product Engineering is Peter Bayles, a chartered engineer and member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. “Every company now seems to say it provides ‘solutions’,” he says, “yet it is difficult to come up with a better description of what we do. We supply solutions for customers who need access or movement for an application.”

Peter manages an experienced, multi-disciplinary design team, split between the UK and Germany. There are about a dozen engineers split between the locations who work in focus teams on numerous design projects.

Our teams will hold video conferences not only between Germany and the UK but also with our other teams of engineers across the globe to make sure our products are designed using the most modern and advanced technologies from around the world.

As well as responding to design briefs from our customers, we also develop new, innovative ideas within the company to further expand our knowledge and understanding of movement solutions. These can then be offered to potential customers as solutions to what Peter describes as “problems that the customers didn’t know they had”.

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01 / 02 design team here at Accuride Europe with a drawer slide design on the computer in the background.
02 / 02 close up of drawer slides and drawer runners overlapping each other.