What We Do
CFE is a specialist engineering company whose core capabilities are the specification, design and building of fabrications from elastomers. Offering a complete service from conception to manufacture. Our products vary from lightweight to hundreds of kilograms.
We have the equipment, materials knowledge, design proficiency and a highly experienced and skilled team able to deliver the standard of service expected by technically demanding customers. Our considerable experience in the design and manufacture of elastomeric products has established a worldwide reputation in the field – many of our clients are international.
Why Checkmate Flex?
Engineers come to Checkmate because our extensive knowledge of engineering and allied industries means we work in partnership with like-minded professionals looking for innovation, integrity and long-term value.
Clients include the UK MOD, Government Research Establishments and international shipping companies, and NATO forces. We welcome your enquiry and will always discuss projects in confidence.
CFE take pride in its extensive knowledge and expertise that spans over a century and continue to lead where others follow. This has been recognised with the honour of being granted the Queen’s Award for innovation along with many other prestigious industry accolades.
CFE is focused on upholding the highest of industry standards especially with regards to Quality, Safety, Value, Service, Delivery, and Technology.
Conception to Manufacture
CFE offer a complete service from conception planning, design, project management and manufacture, backed up with an efficient maintenance and repair service. Products include dunnage bags, specialist seals, peristaltic hoses, tube press pressure bags, inflatable walkways, and bespoke compound.
Checkmate utilise a range of fabrication techniques to deliver its products. This includes:
- the joining of cured elastomers with adhesives
- consolidating layers of elastomers by applying proprietary solutions
- pressure and heat
- hot presses
- auto claves
- bonding rubber to metal
The methods we employ are backed by scientific in-house testing and years of experience of our elastomeric products in some of the most extreme environments. As with all of our products quality is key, so whether an adhesive or vulcanisation method is utilised you are guaranteed a complete solution.
OUR CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY
As a responsible business, we know that our actions impact upon the local and wider environment.
- Client Care: Our clients are one of the most important parts of our business, and our work exists to help other businesses grow and achieve their goals.
- Staff Care: We understand that CFE staff innovation and skills are what drive our business forward, and we aim to support them in all their endeavours.
- Charity: actively support numerous charitable causes both in advisory work and through regular donations and fundraising. Some of the charities we support include: