About Us

ADS Laser Cutting is the Premier Metal Laser Cutting, Folding, Fabrication, Finishing and Assembly. Providing Bespoke to Volume Solutions.

Our company was founded in 2005 by brothers Duncan and Stephen Keates, with their wives Angela and Samantha. ADS Laser Cutting began in a 3,000-square-foot facility.

Since its founding, ADS has grown tremendously year on year, now employing over 100 employees in an 87,000-square-foot facility whilst possessing the latest technology.

This growth comes from continuing investment in machinery, infrastructure and highly-skilled people. We also form long-lasting, positive relationships with our customers.

Core values

  • Integrity

    We are honest, transparent, and trustworthy in our dealings with customers, suppliers, and Employees.

  • Responsibility

    We take ownership of our work and are accountable for our actions. We take pride in our craftsmanship and ensure that every project meets or exceeds expectations.

  • Customer-focused

    We prioritise customer satisfaction by understanding their unique needs and delivering tailored solutions. We actively listen to feedback and go the extra mile to exceed customer expectations.

  • Collaboration

    By fostering a culture of teamwork and open communication, we promote innovation, efficiency, and continuous improvement.

  • Reputation

    We value our reputation as a trusted and reliable partner. We consistently deliver on our promises and stand behind our work. If any issues arise, we proactively address them.

Full Service Solutions Provider

ADS Laser Cutting is more than another sheet metal fabrications provider. Our dedicated team will work with you on your custom metal fabrication project from concept design right through to completion.

We are a reliable and professional metalworking team offering a full design and engineering service.

Our trusted programmers use the latest and most up-to-date software. Through years of experience, we will always provide the most appropriate and cost-effective manufacturing process for your business.

Our commitment is that under one roof, we can laser cut, fold, fabricate, finish and assemble your sheet metal project before sending the end-product to you anywhere in the UK.

We use the very latest laser cutting, press brake and welding technologies and through continuous investment, including the recent purchase of two 10kw TRUMPF Fiber Lasers and 87,000 square foot premises, further positioning ourselves as leaders within the sheet metal fabrication industry.


Two years after founding ADS Laser Cutting, Stephen and Duncan purchased a 22,500 square foot site in Wigston, Leicester, which used to be ADS’s primary base of operations.

Due to ADS’s growth, further expansion in our infrastructure was required. A premises in Bruntingthorpe was acquired in 2019, and was used as our large scale assembly plant.

We have recently purchased the prestigious Fox’s Glacier Mints site based in Braunstone Frith, Leicester which we have now moved into. This being an 87,000 square foot site where we have consolidated the two sites we operated out of previously.

Long Lasting Customer Relationships

We work with businesses across all sectors, and have provided solutions for a wide array of projects.

These include high-volume standard parts where customers have required a quick turn-around to meet tight deadlines. This is also across longer term projects where our design engineers have worked closely with customers to design entirely new products.

Through this desire to be a full-service solutions provider, acting as part of a wider team and not simply another supplier. We have formed extremely positive and long-lasting relationships with our customers.