Engineering Excellence

Since 1915, WFEL has led engineering innovation across the defence sector for both land and air based solutions.

WFEL’s engineering capabilities range from concept design and prototype manufacture to full scale production.

This includes the design and manufacture of the world’s first land-based aircraft ski jump.

A WFEL designed DSB launch system on an Oshkosh vehicle
A WFEL designed DSB launch system on an Oshkosh vehicle

As a business WFEL is committed to constant improvement and its in-house research and development team continue to develop new innovations which make our existing products perform better.

We also design, build and install vehicle based launching systems for our bridges — just as we do with the Dry Support Bridge and the U.S Army’s Oshkosh tactical transport.

In addition, WFEL is the sole supplier of specialist consumable steel rods used in the reactors of the UK’s 14 advanced gas cooled nuclear reactors.