Bristol manufacturer planning for growth

Automotive engineering and manufacturing business Avon Group is set for significant new business growth after successfully completing a rigorous supplier audit from Bentley Motors.

The automotive division of the group has invested heavily in new manufacturing equipment, quality monitoring procedures and staff training to enable them to satisfy the demanding standards set by Bentley – one of the world’s outstanding luxury automotive brands.

The successful audit outcome of the  Bristol business will not only open doors to contracts from Bentley but potentially to other major OEMs in the Volkswagen Group, of which Bentley are a member.

Charles Bamford, managing director of AER Stafford Ltd, said: “This is an absolute game changer for our business. Whilst we already work with many leading automotive OEMs, to be an approved supplier to Bentley and to the wider VW group is a huge endorsement of our commitment to the highest manufacturing standards and quality of service. We are also really excited to be working with Bentley to support them in their mission to become the most sustainable luxury automotive brand in the world.”


Avon Group works with many high performance vehicle manufacturers to develop and manufacture a range of components that reduce noise, heat and weight in vehicles. Their products enable manufacturers to improve fuel efficiency, increase electric range and vehicle comfort as well as meeting increasingly demanding environmental standards.