About EDM

Exporting worldwide, EDM have established themselves as a global supplier of training products which enhance safety and efficiency within training sectors.


EDM is a UK business that has been trading for forty years. Its heritage is as a design proving and modelling business before the advent of computer aided design. Its history as an engineering business has always been to embrace new technology and transform its products and services to meet the requirements of its customers and markets.

The key to our success is the blend of traditional engineering values and leading edge technologies combined with the delivery of world class training and simulation equipment.

Market Sectors

Our diverse market is predominantly split into two specfic areas providing simulated training equipment for commercial aviation and simulators for military and commercial customers. All EDM solutions enhance training and emphasize the importance of safety and regulatory requirements particularly in the ever changing world of aviation.

Simulation Products

EDM provide training solutions for procedure, maintenance and evacuation trainers, part-task trainers and ejection seats and have experience developing motion based driving simulators and training equipment for land based vehicles including weapon loading, gunnery and maintenance trainers.

In addition we offer clients a full design and manufacture service for full size replicas, precision scale models, prototypes and sectioned engines.

Commercial Aviation Products

Covering most modern aircraft types, EDM has an extensive range of training devices including evacuation and door trainer simulation systems, with three-axis motion and position control systems, through to cabin service training full-size galley and passenger cabin simulators for narrow and wide-body aircraft.

Working around the World

Our headquarters are based in Manchester, UK; where we provide an international service to customers worldwide.



EDM have the in-house capabilities to undertake mechanical and software/systems design, manufacture and installation, managed throughout by our experienced project management team.

Maintained by a highly professional management team the business continues to grow and increase its capabilities on an annual basis, with successful expansion into the USA, China and Russia.


EDM is committed to customer satisfaction and has established a Quality Management System to meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2008; this ensures that all of our training systems are subject to stringent quality control procedures.

EDM also operates security systems to undertake military, MOD and Government Contracts and are one of selected UK companies involved in the F-35 Lightning II (Joint Strike Fighter) program for Lockheed Martin in the USA.

EDM are a registered preferred supplier for BAE Systems, approved as a supplier by Rolls-Royce and members of ADS Advancing UK Aerospace Defence and Security Industries and the North West Aerospace Alliance (NWAA).

Accreditations & Awards

Our components and manufacturing processes adhere to the highest of CE and EN standards and EDM carry UK, USA and NATO Military Approvals.


Finalists in the UK-TI North West England Greater China Business Awards 2012.

Winners of the 2011 North West EEF Future Manufacturing Awards for Outstanding Export.

Finalists in the UK-TI North West England Greater China Business Awards 2011.

Placed in the 2010 Sunday Times International Track 100 Annual league table of Britain's private companies with the fastest growing international sales.

MEN Business of the Year Awards Winners, 2009 in the category of turnover between 5-10 million.                                              

MEN Awards 2009 interview with Kevin Bird – Managing Director, EDM Ltd


If you're interested in joining our team, we'd like to hear from you. Please send your CV to info@edm.ltd.uk for our consideration.