More Than Words Marketing’s list of manufacturing companies can connect your sales and marketing team directly with budget holding decision makers across this valuable sector.

Despite the common misconception that the United Kingdom doesn’t make anything anymore, we are in fact the ninth largest manufacturing nation in the world.

Since 1948, through periodic recessions and outbreaks of civil unrest, the rise of digital technology, the UK manufacturing industry has grown by an average of 1.4% every year.

According to MAKE UK (formerly the Manufacturer’s Organisation), manufacturing businesses contribute £192bn to the UK economy.

The sector leads the way in UK export operations, research and development projects and employs a total of 2.7m people.

Marketing to manufacturers with more than words

Manufacturing companies purchase both specialist sector-related and general business products and services to support innovation and keep business running.

The sector has been hit by both Brexit and COVID-19. Industry observers expect a rapid bounce back and a concerted effort to grow markets outside the EU27 countries.

Our list of manufacturing companies in the UK

There are 64,345 registered limited and PLC manufacturing companies on our database.

Manufacturing companies database for direct marketing

Our list of manufacturing companies is part of our wider UK business database.

If you’re interested in targeting firms outside the manufacturing sector, please let us know when you contact us.

We can provide a solution if you lack the infrastructure to carry out direct marketing to promote your products and services to manufacturers.

Please ask us about our managed B2B email marketing campaigns and our B2B telemarketing service to find out more.

Full breakdown of all the classifications on our list of manufacturing companies

Process industry classifications on our list of manufacturing companies include:

  • Coal Companies
  • Coal Mining
  • Electricity Companies
  • Foundries
  • Gas Companies
  • Iron, Steel & Non-Ferrous Metals
  • Metal Industries – Primary
  • Metals – Mining
  • Oil Companies
  • Oil & Gas Extraction
  • Petroleum Products Manufacturers
  • Precious Metal Recovery
  • Quarries
  • Renewable Energy
  • Stainless Steel Manufacturers
  • Steel Manufacturers
  • Water Companies

Appearing as part of the process industrial classifications on our database, we have the following classifications of steel manufacturing companies in the UK:

  • Iron, Steel & Non-Ferrous Metals
  • Stainless Steel Manufacturers
  • Steel Manufacturers

Brick, pottery, and glass manufacturer classifications on our list of manufacturing companies include:

  • Brick Manufacturers
  • Clay & Clay Products
  • Concrete & Mortar Ready Mixed
  • Concrete Reinforcements
  • Glass Engravers & Decorators
  • Glass Fibre Moulding, Materials & Manufacture
  • Glass Fibre Manufacturers
  • Glass Products Manufacturers
  • Glassworkers
  • Mortar Manufacturers
  • Potteries
  • Road Marking & Surfacing Equipment & Material Manufacturers

There is one stone product manufacturer classification on our list of manufacturing companies other than the group heading which is:

  • Stone Products Manufacturers

Chemical product manufacturer classifications on our list of manufacturing companies include:

  • Chemical Manufacturers
  • Cosmetic Manufacturers
  • Industrial Chemicals
  • Paint Manufacturers
  • Plastics – Raw Materials

This classification is included but there are no computer and office machinery manufacturer sub-headings.

Electrical and electronic products manufacturer classifications on our list of manufacturing companies include:

  • Battery Manufacturers
  • Cable & Wire Equipment Manufacturers
  • Control Panel Manufacturers
  • Electric Motor Manufacturers
  • Lighting Manufacturers
  • Printed Circuit Manufacturers
  • Record, Tape & Cd Manufacturers & Wholesalers
  • Semiconductor Manufacturers
  • Sound Equipment Systems Manufacturers
  • Traffic Management Systems
  • Transformer Manufacturers

The following companies are on our list of UK food manufacturing companies:

  • Biscuit Manufacturers
  • Brewers
  • Bottlers
  • Cider Makers
  • Confectionery Manufacturers
  • Distilleries
  • Fish Smokers & Curers
  • Fish Processing
  • Food Products Manufacturers
  • Malt Manufacturers
  • Mills & Millers
  • Oils – Edible
  • Sausage Manufacturers
  • Soft Drinks Manufacturers

Furniture and timber product manufacturer classifications on our list of manufacturing companies include:

  • Bed & Mattress Manufacturers
  • Brush Manufacturers
  • Cabinet Makers
  • Case Manufacturers
  • Coffin Manufacturers
  • Cork Products
  • Door Manufacturers – Domestic
  • Door Manufacturers – Industrial
  • Fencing Manufacturers
  • Furniture Manufacturers – Home & Office
  • Home Furnishings Manufacturers
  • Joinery Centres
  • Joinery Manufacturers
  • Ladder Manufacturers
  • Seating Manufacturers
  • Shop Fittings Manufacturers
  • Staircase Manufacturers
  • Storage & Shelving Systems Manufacturers
  • Upholsterers
  • Upholstery Manufacturers
  • Veneer Manufacturers
  • Wood Craftsmen
  • Wood Chippings
  • Wood Products Except Furniture Manufacturers
  • Woodturning & Machining

Metal and mechanical product manufacturer classifications on our list of manufacturing companies include:

  • Aluminium Fabricators
  • Anodisers
  • Staircase, Balustrade & Handrail Manufacturers
  • Bathroom Fixtures Manufacturers
  • Bearing Manufacturers
  • Blacksmiths & Forgemasters
  • Blast Cleaning
  • Blast Cleaning Equipment Manufacturers
  • Boiler Manufacturers
  • Brake & Clutch Manufacturers
  • Brass & Copper Manufacturers & Suppliers
  • Brassware Manufacturers
  • Builders’ Tools & Equipment Manufacturers
  • Can Manufacturers
  • Coating Specialists
  • Conveyors & Conveyor Belts
  • Crane Manufacturers
  • Cutlery Manufacturers
  • Cutting Tools & Machinery
  • Diamond Tool Manufacturers
  • Die-Casting Equipment & Services
  • Dust Extraction Plant & Equipment Manufacturers
  • Enamelling
  • Gate Manufacturers
  • Gear Cutters
  • Grinding Equipment & Services
  • Heat Treatment – Metals
  • Hydraulic Systems & Equipment Manufacturers
  • Kitchen Furniture Manufacturers
  • Laser Cutting Services
  • Lift Manufacturers
  • Lock Manufacturers (list of lock manufacturing companies)
  • Machine Shops
  • Machinery – Industrial & Commercial
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Metal Finishing Services
  • Metal Products – Fabricated
  • Metal Spinners
  • Metal Workers
  • Model Makers
  • Mould Manufacturers
  • Oven Manufacturers
  • Pattern Makers – Industrial
  • Plant & Machinery Manufacturers
  • Powder Coatings
  • Precision Engineers
  • Printing Equipment Manufacturers
  • Pump Manufacturers
  • Razor Blade Manufacturers
  • Road Construction Equipment Manufacturers
  • Roller Shutter Manufacturers
  • Saw Manufacturers
  • Sheet Metal Work
  • Spraying – Paint & Coatings
  • Stainless Steel Welding Fabrications
  • Tool Design, Manufacturers & Makers
  • Trolley, Truck & Barrow Makers
  • Tube Bending
  • Turbine Manufacturers
  • Vending Machine Manufacturers
  • Window Frame Manufacturers
  • Wire Products Manufacturers
  • Wrought Ironwork

We have the following lists of plastic manufacturing companies:

  • Plastics – Coating Services
  • Plastics – Machinery & Equipment Manufacturers
  • Plastic Products Manufacturers
  • Plastics – Extrusion
  • Plastics – Injection Moulding
  • Plastics – Vacuum Forming
  • Plastics – Welding
  • Rubber & Plastic Products Manufacturers

Paper and board product manufacturer classifications on our list of manufacturing companies include:

  • Paper & Board Product Manufacturers – Total List
  • Paper & Cardboard Products & Packaging Manufacturers
  • Paper & Pulp Mills
  • Pattern Makers – Paper
  • Stationery Manufacturers

Printer and publisher classifications on our list of manufacturing companies include:

  • Book Publishers
  • Bookbinding & Equipment
  • Directories
  • Directory Publishers
  • Hot Foil Stamping
  • Lithographic Plate Makers
  • Multimedia & Electronic Book Publishers
  • Music Publishers
  • Newspaper & Magazine Publishers
  • Print Finishers
  • Printers – Glass, Metal, Plastics Etc.
  • Printers – Total List
  • Publishers
  • Screen Process Printers
  • Typesetters
  • T-Shirt Printing

Rubber and plastic product manufacturer classifications on our list of manufacturing companies include:

  • Belting Manufacturers
  • Damp Course Manufacturers
  • Joint & Seal Manufacturers
  • Plastic Products Manufacturers
  • Plastics – Extrusion
  • Plastics – Injection Moulding
  • Plastics – Vacuum Forming
  • Plastics – Welding
  • Rubber & Plastic Products Manufacturers
  • Waterproof Material Manufacturers

Instrumentation product manufacturer classifications on our list of manufacturing companies include:

  • Electronic Equipment Manufacturers & Assemblers
  • Flow Measurement Systems Manufacturers
  • Hygiene & Sanitary Appliance Manufacturers
  • Industrial Instrument & Apparatus Manufacturers
  • Marine Electrical & Electronic Equipment Manufacturers
  • Marine Engineering Equipment Manufacturers
  • Measuring, Analysing & Controlling Instruments
  • Medical Equipment Manufacturers
  • Medical Instruments Manufacturers
  • Optical Goods Manufacturers
  • Photographic Equipment & Supplies Manufacturers
  • Scientific Apparatus & Instruments Manufacturers
  • Temperature Monitoring Systems Manufacturers
  • Testing, Inspection & Calibration Equipment Manufacturers
  • Veterinary Equipment Manufacturers
  • Ultrasonic Equipment Manufacturers

Textile and leather product manufacturer classifications on our list of manufacturing companies include:

  • Carpets & Rugs Manufacturers
  • Clothing Accessory Manufacturers
  • Clothing & Fabrics Manufacturers
  • Dyers
  • Embroiderers
  • Felt Manufacturers
  • Footwear Manufacturers
  • Gate Manufacturers – Automated
  • Hats & Caps Manufacturers
  • Lace Manufacturers
  • Marquee Manufacturers
  • Printers Textile
  • Sewing Thread Manufacturers
  • Shirt Makers
  • Soft Furnishings Manufacturers
  • Tent Manufacturers
  • Textile Manufacturing

There is one transport equipment manufacturer classification on our list of manufacturing companies other than the group heading which is:

  • Wheel Manufacturers

Other manufacturer classifications on our list include:

  • Aquarium & Vivarium Tank & Accessory Manufacturers
  • Garden Ornament Manufacturers
  • Giftware Manufacturers
  • Manufacturers
  • Musical Instrument Manufacturers
  • Taxidermists
  • Tobacco Products Manufacturers
  • Toys, Games & Sporting Goods Manufacturers
  • Writing & Drawing Materials – Manufacturers

This classification is included but there are no alloy manufacturer sub-headings.

If you’re targeting manufacturers of a certain size, please ask your account manager to search on a combination of number of branches, number of employees, and level of turnover.

When we return the count to you, we’ll make sure that only the specific small manufacturing companies are listed.

How to sell your products and services to our list of manufacturing companies

We offer two ways to use our manufacturing database:

  1. self-service, and
  2. managed marketing campaigns,

1. Self-service option

Includes:

  • an Excel spreadsheet containing contact details for the decision makers within each British manufacturing company you are interested in,
  • 12 months of technical support,
  • 12 months’ usage licence

2. Managed email marketing campaigns plus list of manufacturing companies

The self-service option plus:

  • an inclusive email design – we create a high quality, benefits-led, response-provoking email design,
  • three email broadcasts – once you have agreed the design and signed it off, we’ll then send it three times (normally spaced out every two weeks or four weeks),
  • live reporting – if we receive a response which demands immediate attention, we’ll alert your company with the details straight away, and
  • comprehensive reporting – our data team will send your company a full analytics report showing you the company name for each of those opened and/or clicked through to your email – and how many times. Ask your account manager about how to use these reports to generate an even greater number of closeable leads.

 45 hours’ worth of managed telephone marketing plus list of manufacturing companies

The self-service option plus;

  • 45 hours’ telemarketing to the decision makers on your list of UK manufacturing companies
  • appointment setting – our experienced telemarketers will present your company and its products and services to each manufacture business, with the aim of securing an appointment,
  • market research – including finding how much each decision maker currently spends on products and services you sell. Which competitor they use, and when any supply contract is due to come to an end, and
  • real time reporting – you can track each call live and watch your telemarketer make notes in real time.

Managed email marketing, managed telephone marketing plus data

As service 2 and service 3 except that:

  • we split your entire campaign into three comprising of an initial email broadcast and 15 hours’ worth of telemarketing calls, and
  • when you book this service, we’ll call every decision maker who opened and/or clicked through to your email to create closeable sales leads.

 Find out more

Get in touch with More Than Words Marketing

If your company can supply products, services, or systems which can aid manufacture, we can help you to demonstrate your value to decision makers in the sector.

This includes the benefits of being supplied by you, the money they’ll save, and the opportunities they’ll be able to unlock.

To speak with one of our team about our list of manufacturing companies, please call us on 0330 010 8300.

Or you can click here to email our marketing databases team.

Selling to Britain’s vibrant and growing manufacturing sector

To plan your marketing campaign to decision makers in the manufacturing sector, please call us on 0330 010 8300 or you can click here to email us, or fill in the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.