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What sets us apart

SBR° offers the complete manufacturing package from our Hampshire head office, we work from design through to manufacturing with quality assurance throughout. We deliver a fast response, quality parts and a personable service our customers trust.

Everyone, from our production engineers to our sales support team is here to provide our customers with service excellence. We offer the finest elastomeric technology and industrial rubber solutions to the highest British standards, project after project.

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Custom solutions

Specialists in custom mouldings, we utilise our technological and industry knowledge to support our customers with make-to-print, NPI and design work.

Our bespoke components give customers the tailor-made solutions they are looking for from a single source. We produce from some of the most advanced materials available, ensuring superior operational performance and safety. Our solutions include:
  • Critical tolerances
  • Design support
  • Material expertise

Responsive service

Lean, agile and customer focused we pride ourselves on our ability to maintain a highly responsive level of service for our customers.

Across industry, we have gained a reputation for high performing products and service quality. Our component portfolio is made from a large range of both standard and make-to-print products.

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Our history

Founded in a small village between West Sussex and Hampshire, from where its name derived, SBR has been prominent in the manufacture of industrial rubber since the 1970s.

After a move to Waterlooville, Hampshire in 1995, we have registered and built lasting relationships with key customers.  We have become a trusted partner to global and British aerospace, MoD, DoD and the healthcare market among other industry sectors.


Since 2016, we have been part of The West Group of Companies (TWGoC). The acquisition of Southbourne Rubber has set it in good stead to continue as a major contributor to aerospace and defence supply chains.

Our history is very much part of our present helping to form our development as a company. We have grown significantly over recent years and our production capability has developed.

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Nurturing the next generation

With a small amount of help and enthusiasm, jobs and people's futures can be created and secured.

When he joined the business, Stephen was impressed with the key business baseline. The company had multiple accreditations and standard customer feedback stated "Your quality is very good and you always deliver on time".

An EU grant helped SBR° invest in new equipment with a contribution of twenty percent of the overall cost. This was a key part of Stephen's new five year plan. In the three years since, the company has grown more than fifty percent year-on-year.

SBR° has expanded its personnel and support of the government apprenticeship scheme. One of the new apprentices has already been taken on full time and was shortlisted for the West of England Aerospace Forum Apprentice of the Year award.

"It is key for our future that these young people absorb both knowledge and experience I and others have gained before it is lost. Loss of knowledge was a significant risk to our business and that is now diminishing. I see these progressive apprenticeships as an excellent way to train and add the required youth element into any business to ensure longevity."

Stephen Wilde
Managing Director


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