A global innovator that respects no limits

Our vision is to be recognised as a global innovator that respects no limits.

Our mission is to enable companies to reinvent their products by delivering innovative motor technologies on a commercial scale.

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Our History

Now housed in a custom-built and state-of-the-art, high volume manufacturing facility, it is hard to believe that Ashwoods has only existed for little more than a decade.

Founded in 2006 by Lloyd Ash, Managing Director, to hybridise vans, the business has gone from strength to strength and continues to grow exponentially at the cutting edge of the industry. Soon after its inception, Ashwoods Group was established and the business moved into Hybrid House in Exeter.

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Moving fast since 2012

From here, Ashwoods’ innovative solutions continued to develop and, in 2011, the first Axial Flux motor was produced. Ashwoods Electric Motors as we know it today was founded in 2012 and became ISO 9001 certified in 2013. Just a year later, the first IPM motor was developed and commercialisation followed in 2016 – remaining industry disruptive to this day.

2017 was another significant year in Ashwoods’ history, as new premises were secured in the heart of the Devonian countryside near to Exeter. Innovation Valley, as it was to later be named, signalled the business’ intent to change the face of the industry, alongside sister company, Lightfoot.

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  • 2006

    Ashwoods Automotive founded

  • 2011

    Development of first Axial Flux motor


  • 2012

    Cooperation with MCT ReMan begins over Axial Flux motor

  • 2012

    Ashwoods Electric Motors established


  • 2013

    Ashwoods is ISO 9001 certified

  • 2014

    First IPM motor is designed


  • 2016

    Curtis Instruments invests

  • 2016

    The first Ashwoods IPM motor is commercialised


  • 2017

    Oerlikon Drive Systems invest

  • 2017

    Ashwoods secures new premises, Innovation Valley


  • 2018

    Ashwoods Electric Motors moves into Innovation Valley

  • 2019

    Dana Incorporated invests


Come and see the future at Innovation Valley

In 2018, Ashwoods Electric Motors moved into Innovation Valley. A high-volume and state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, Innovation Valley sums up everything about Ashwoods – from its quirky (and award-winning) office space to bespoke and innovative advanced engineering bays and production area.

Innovation Valley is Europe’s largest specialist IPM production facility – located in glorious Devonian countryside, close to Exeter and international transport links.

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