Off-Site Manufacturing
& Assembly

Off Site (DfMA) Solutions

Designing the Future

Combining EPS Group’s 50 years and Ferrier Pumps’ 40 years of water industry experience and advanced engineering techniques,
EPS Group & Ferrier now offer the Scottish market leading treatment and pumping technology, delivered through digital engineering methods, providing a higher degree of adaptability, safety, efficiency and continuity in delivery.

Bespoke Off-Site Solutions

EPS Group & Ferrier is equipped to supply, deliver and commission bespoke off-site assemblies and complex integrated structures in Scotland. We apply a system of Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DfMA) by combining our in-house engineering services with our substantial manufacturing capacity and our delivery planning team to provide clients with a comprehensive off-site service.

Digital Engineering

Digital Engineering is at the core of what we do in EPS Group & Ferrier, providing the tools and opportunities to offer far greater support and better solutions to our customers. Our design engineers interact on a daily basis, in many cases with our clients’ in-house design teams; with customers across Ireland; the UK and further afield, initiating concept designs; developing solutions and adding value through the implementation of DfMA thinking and project delivery.

We use our digital engineering platforms to encourage planning; information sharing; federation of designs; cost viability; lean thinking and effective change management while challenging waste and inefficiencies.

Leading the Way

As part of EPS Group, our ever expanding digital engineering capability is providing all the tools and opportunity for us to offer far greater support and better solutions for our customers.

EPS – supported by Enterprise Ireland – began the road to BIM in 2014, and through the benefits seen by our clients, took another step on this road in 2017 with the development of the EPS Digital Engineering strategy. Ferrier Pumps is now part of this strategy and offers the benefits and expertise of EPS Group’s support to our customers across Scotland. 

We use 3D design; 4D planning and visualisation with the use of laser scanning; barcode stock management and advanced manufacturing techniques to design; integrate; plan; produce; deliver; install and commission industry leading solutions.

Benefits of DfMA

Direct Costs

Reduced on-site costs

Simpler Civil Works

Less Temporary Works 

Less Plant Hire

Less Waste

Reduced Risk

Earlier Cost Certainty

Fewer Interfaces to Manage

Less Disruption to Operations


Less Installation Time On-Site

Shorter Commissioning Period

Reduced Weather Impact


Less Working at Height & in Confined Spaces 

Reduced Hot Work on Site 


Controlled Factory Environment 

Pre-testing of Assets

Less Re-works On-Site


Fewer Transport Movements 

Less Construction Waste 

Optimisation Opportunities 

Key Enabling Tools

Early engagement, digital design, collaborative planning and virtual assembly and commissioning, all of which are integrated into our systems and processes are vital to deliver successful DfMA projects.

Innovation through Collaboration

Innovation within EPS Group & Ferrier is predominantly based on our people and our culture. With our industry experience, in-house knowledge, capabilities and commitment to innovate, we consistently strive to rethink the delivery of solutions for our customers and clients. We achieve this through collaboration with our supply chain, customers and key partners. 

Collaboration with an experienced, knowledgeable and multi-disciplinary base in our design and delivery teams working every day with our clients. Collaboration while knowing that the best solution is the safest solution. Collaboration and development of the best solution within a BIM environment giving a complete view of performance, sustainability and whole life cost.

New Technologies

As part of EPS Group, we now also have access to an enhanced portfolio of technologies which will benefit our customers ad clients across Scotland. Most notably; Nereda and Nuove Disk Filtration.

With our ongoing focus on R&D and new technologies, we partner with technology providers through licence and integration models to deliver the newest & most innovative technologies as they emerge for our clients in the solutions we provide for them.

Some of our Group partners

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