About Us

The Solution

Fractory is a cloud manufacturing company connecting engineers to production capacity around the world through an automated platform.

The system encompasses CAD file processing, instant pricing, job distribution and aggregation, invoicing and even transportation – all the administrative work.

Fractory was founded in late 2017 and now has offices in the UK and Estonia. Since then, we have combined production capabilities in the UK, the Nordics and the Baltics to help engineers at SMEs and enterprises with anything from prototyping to serial manufacturing.

The Mission

We are a team of engineers who experienced the industry hurdles first-hand. Designers, engineers and procurement managers all face the same problems when looking for ways to outsource manufacturing – spending hours on sending out emails and calling to get a production price.

Our mission is to streamline the procurement process by eliminating all the unnecessary steps. Gathering data about production capabilities, manufacturing times, prices and feeding it to the system is what makes this possible.

Fractory aims to make more efficient use of the available machinery, filling the production gaps by distributing jobs according to manufacturer availability, lead time, expertise, capabilities, etc.

At Your Service

Fractory is truly a service from engineers to engineers. Our team includes more than 25 members with half of them having a mechanical engineering background. The other half includes specialists in IT, finance and marketing.

Martin Vares

Martin Vares – CEO

One of the founding members of Fractory whose own experience in the manufacturing industry led to the inception of the company. Named in Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2020 for the achievements in Cloud Manufacturing.

Villem Hion, Uk country manager

Villem Hion – UK Country Manager

Phone: 075 8841 8279 Email

Villem has extensive experience as an Operations & Production Manager. Using the industry know-how, he oversees the UK department. Deals with everything from new partner onboarding to standardisation of processes and quality management.

david pearce

David Riley – Lead Account Manager

Phone: 079 3575 6056 Email

A seasoned engineer who puts the customer first. His role at Fractory includes managing the sales team and ensuring that all incoming RFQs (that cannot be processed automatically on the platform) are quoted on time. Provides production consultation regarding customer projects.

mark kerwin

Mark Kerwin – Account Manager

Phone: 075 9381 7902 Email

A mechanical engineer who likes to bring out his talents, whether he is helping corporate clients organise serial production or hobbyists fulfil their DIY projects.

Adam Kitson

Adam Kitson – Account Manager

Phone: 075 5285 8322 Email

Although well-versed in the world of metals, Adam differs from the bunch of mechanical engineers by having a degree in civil engineering instead. His insights into the construction sector have aided us in providing better consultation for customers from that industry.

 

Adam Wright – Account Manager

Phone: 073 9871 1621 Email

Adam has seen all the sides of the manufacturing industry, having previously worked as a welder and sales estimator. He is now bringing his experience to the table, making sure your projects are actually producible.

Ben Howson

Ben Howson – Account Manager

Phone: 075 9382 0874 Email

A well-versed engineer in all aspects of the metal work industry. Spent time as a laser engineer and operator, and developed strong CAD/CAM knowledge. A great asset for managing full scale large projects as well as small hobbyist jobs.

Ethan Rogers

Ethan Rogers – Account Manager

Phone: 075 1650 7213 Email

Ethan is our onboarding specialist, smoothing the transition from legacy workflows to online procurement processes. He is happy to explain everything about our system, capabilities, etc. Just ask him.

Johnny Ly

Johnny Ly – CNC Machining Specialist

Phone: 075 1122 0473 Email

Johnny has experience programming CNC laser, plasma and tube cutters as well as machining centres. Besides that, he has moved around in the industry, working as a draughtsman, metrology engineer, project manager, etc. His experience as a metrology engineer in the medical sector is especially handy in his role as a CNC machining specialist at Fractory, as he knows exactly how to achieve even the tightest of tolerances.

 

Ed Russell – Supply Chain Manager

Phone: 075 1650 5103 Email

Ed handles everything related to logistics. Our platform gives you a lead time and Ed makes sure that the parts actually arrive on time without any hiccups on the way.

Luke Mason

Luke Mason – Supply Chain Manager

Phone: 075 1122 2187 Email

Luke has operated as a laser and press brake operator, so knows the ins and outs of the production process. His objective is to make sure the manufacturing side of things goes smoothly by taking care of everything that needs attention during and after the production phase, including quality control.

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