Birchills Automotive are a Made in the Midlands Bronze Member
Family run for over 100 years: Founded in the late 19th Century originally making specialist and replacement locks and Architectural hardware for local industries and utility companies, Birchills has always been known as a family run firm with family run values.
In the late 40’s Birchills produced replacement locks for use in the refitting of the original R.M.S. Queen Mary. In the Early 70’s the company ventured into the exhaust component market and it is from this base we pushed forward supplying both original and after sales markets, mass produced or performance, providing an extensive catalogue of components in all materials.
New ranges have been introduced in recent years, firstly motorcycle bike components and straps closely followed by an ever growing range of tail trims - round, oval and square type profiles, mirror polished and available in most instances off the shelf. As indeed are the majority of our 304 stainless and specialised ranges. Together with our extensive collection of baffles, rolled ends and indigenous half shell tooling we have gained a reputation for innovation and flexibility to be proud of!
Birchills Automotive offer the complete turnkey package to its customer. Together with our technical partners and suppliers we offer Design, Development & manufacture complete exhaust systems, Sports Silencers and Tail Trims in many different substrates and finishes. We manufacture all products in-house at our Plant in the West Midlands UK & prepare the exhausts ready for Automotive / Motorsport homologation. We also manufactured exhausts using reactive silencing techniques; this reduces the testing and development costs.
We achieve this through:
Quality: ISO9001 2008 Accreditation. The company has been quality assessed by several OEM’s and are approved suppliers. We do work to TS16949 quality standards and document to PPAP Level 3 if required to do so. We also recognise BS14001 and work to these standards.
Design: Existing design capability. Solid Works and with our partners CATIA V5.
Development: We develop and prepare the exhaust Acoustic sound quality and decibel levels to achieve drive-by and prepare the exhaust for homologation & certification. We work closely with catalyst manufactures (Both Metal and Ceramic Substrates) to achieve the emission programme/levels our customers require.
Manufacture: In 2005 we increased our manufacturing capacity by Developing & a large range of ‘Spun Section Silencers’ which are manufactured in lengths from 200mm to 1000mm.
Birchills Automotive supply and support most exhaust system manufacturers with our products and technical support. In most cases, with Birchills ever growing product range the tooling and investment is taken care of by us, therefore little or no investment is required by our customers.
Birchills support and supply over 350 Garages throughout the UK and Ireland. We also supply overseas to many different European countries and further a field, for example the USA, Australia etc etc.
We support Top Level Motorsport both in the UK and Europe. We develope our exhausts using top quality materials both inside and out where accoustic fills are required. Our silencers can be manufactured to withstand up to 900 degrees centigrade.
Materials used in the Construction of our exhausts and silencers is mainly 304 stainless steel and Carbon Fibre where heat permits. There are several internal Fills that are used, all are of the highest quality and are selected based on gas temperatures produced by the engine and the temperature the exhaust reaches.