Leicester’s Iconic Fox’s Glacier Mints factory in Braunstone Frith has been acquired by ourselves, ADS Laser Cutting – the premier metal laser cutting, folding, fabrication and metal finisher. Providing bespoke-to-volume solutions.

We are a family business that already operates out of two sites, one in Wigston where the laser cutting, folding, fabrication and coating are housed and the other in Bruntingthorpe, which is our assembly plant.

Started in 2005 by brothers Duncan and Stephen Keates, the Family company has grown consistently and last year we saw a £1m further investment in a new state-of-the-art Laser Cutting machine. The new site will mean consolidation of our current sites and will create space for growth, giving us around 87,000 square feet, much larger than the current premises.

Duncan Keates said, “The new site requires quite a bit of reconfiguration and further investment in new equipment, but we are hoping to relocate during Spring 2021. We will continue to serve existing customers and gain new customers throughout the UK and are certain the relocation will not affect our production. We have stayed open during the Pandemic by creating a COVID-19-safe environment for customers and staff. This is another step along the way towards meeting our growth ambitions and we are excited about welcoming customers here in the future and creating a new environment for our staff.”


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

For any enquiries, visit our Contact Us page and get in touch.