About Us

Founded in 2011 by group CEO Mike Harris, Polar is certified to ISO 9001:2015 and automotive standard IATF 16949:2016. Exceptional quality parts and a first-class customer experience is instilled within our culture and values.

Group Polar offers an array of engineering services comprising design & engineering, CNC machining, 3D laser scanning, composites and spray coating.

Utilising advanced engineering methods and composite materials, Polar designs and manufactures lightweight structural, non-structural and cosmetic components for a plethora of industry sectors. Bespoke commissions run alongside volume production.

Our facilities in Norfolk, UK and RAK, UAE  harness all aspects of our engineering and manufacturing expertise. We have many years’ experience in providing carbon fibre tooling and component manufacture. Our knowledgeable and friendly team will work with you attentively throughout the development and lifetime of a new project to ensure it is a success.

Our Team

Founder and Group CEO Mike Harris leads a highly skilled team of manufacturing, engineering and composite experts based at our purpose-built design, development and production facilities in Norfolk, UK and RAK, UAE.

 

At Polar we pride ourselves on the training we offer our staff and invest time in their future with us. We aim to instil our key philosophies of excellence, precision and hard work though all our employees, ensuring our high standards are met in every project we undertake.

MIKE HARRIS

FOUNDER & GROUP CEO

NATALIE HINDES

ACCREDITATIONS AND H&S MANAGER

SIMON GIBBS

TECHNICAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER (UK & UAE)

LUKE MORTLOCK

ENGINEERING AND QUALITY MANAGER

LORETA AMBRIZAITE

HR MANAGER (UK & UAE)

CALLUM LLOYD

PRODUCTION COORDINATION MANAGER

JAMES LYON

MANUFACTURING MANAGER

TOMA VITIENE

STORES & PURCHASING COORDINATOR

BRETT BARTLETT

MANUFACTURING & PROCESS ENGINEER

OUR CERTIFICATIONS

Polar is certified to ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 quality standards and operates to the strict requirements of both internationally recognised certifications. This allows us to act as a Tier 1 supplier for the automotive industry as well as apply these working practices across a variety of industry sectors.

ISO 9001

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ISO 9001 is the international criteria for a quality management system. This criteria is based on ISO’s quality management principles which include customer focus, leadership, continual improvement and evidence-based decision making.

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IATF 16949

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IATF 16949 is the International Standard for Automotive Quality Management Systems. It incorporates the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 with the addition of automotive specific requirements. The key areas of focus include product safety, risk management and reducing waste.

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We are currently exploring additional opportunities to expand upon our existing certifications which would further benefit our company and customers.

As a company, we recognise that through development and maintenance of robust quality systems we are able to continuously improve our business whilst striving to ensure that all of our products and services consistently meet or exceed customer requirements.

QUALITY POLICY

COVID-19 POLICY

At Polar we have put in place actions to minimise the potential spread of Covid-19, while still operating at full capacity and meeting the demands of our clients.

These include:

• Adjusted shift patterns and staggered breaks for our production staff to maintain social distancing.
• Allowing arranged socially distant site visits with visitors being temperature checked on arrival and required to complete a Covid-19 questionnaire.
• Holding most meetings through video conferencing.
• Installing multiple hand sanitising units around the facility.
• Cleaning schedules to maintain the cleanliness of the communal areas.
• Keeping doors open to avoid contact with door handles.
• Face masks worn by all employees.
• Social distancing measures throughout site.
• Daily employee temperature checks.

The safety of our staff and visitors is a priority during these challenging times.

TESTIMONIALS

Polar provides services to a multitude of market sectors and companies choose to work with us for our reputation for delivering high-quality, cost effective parts all while satisfying demanding lead times. Here is what they had to say:

Cinimod Studio

Cinimod Studio

“Emergence is exquisitely engineered. The result is fantastic; the design and build is unique and beautiful. It’s a real testament to team effort and collaboration and I really appreciate the hours (and weekends) that was put into this project by the team at Polar Manufacturing. The sculpture is unique for its form and is a triumph of design, engineering and production.”

Bloodhound

Bloodhound

“I would like to thank all at Polar for their effort in getting our parts completed. I know it hasn’t been easy but the quality and service has been exemplary. Luke especially has ensured that this program has been completed to schedule and communication between Polar and Bloodhound enabled rapid decisions to be made.”

CAD+

CAD+

“We asked Polar to help us on a challenging project where they essentially had one chance to get it right. Not fazed by this the Polar team embraced the job and employed a blend of process-controlled engineering and stunning craftsmanship. To find that perfect balance of engineering and craftmanship would have been tough enough, but to do all that and get it right first time took something extra special. Thanks to the Polar team.”

GUYTON GUITARS

GUYTON GUITARS

“Ever since my first visit to Polar Manufacturing, they have never been less than completely positive and professional. The work they carry out for me is definitely on the smaller side of what they are used to, but I am always made to feel like my work is important to them. The work is always carried out to very high standard and delivered on time. I really wouldn’t want to use anyone else.”

THE LIGHT AIRCRAFT COMPANY

THE LIGHT AIRCRAFT COMPANY

“Needing to modify the mouldings for a aircraft cockpit and engine covers and no drawings, some existing parts that didn’t appear to match those on the aircraft, it was decided that a 3D scan of the actual aircraft would be beneficial.
Having been informed that Polar processed the necessary equipment and they were local to us, we approached them to see if they were interested in the project, they were most helpful from the outset. The Scan of the aircraft was carried out quickly and efficiently, both externally and internally and also managed to scan some ancillary parts while onsite all in one day!
The stl data was supplied within a couple of days, this has allowed us to get some exact measurements from the aircraft. This would have been very difficult if not impossible using conventional measuring equipment. We would most certainly use Polar again on future projects.”

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VACANCIES

Polar works with some of the most innovative and prestigious companies in the world and our employees enjoy being part of a team which develops precision engineered components.

Group Polar is an equal opportunities employer and positively welcomes applications from everyone in the community.
We do not accept applications from recruitment agencies.

View below our current vacancies to start your career with Polar.