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The Exsel Group is a leading independent defence technology solutions company – providing engineering solutions, technology systems and support services to Defence and Industry where reliability, safety and protection are paramount.

Originating in 1947 at Surbiton, and thereafter Chessington, Surrey, trading under the name Drawing and Tracing Limited with a staff of six. In 1959, a Branch Office was opened at Malvern, Worcestershire. The acquisition of Syen Ltd in 2005 brought in a centre of excellence for software, electronic and systems engineering.  Delivery of solutions in this sphere continues today from the Exsel Group site at Welshpool, Powys. The integration of GEL Engineering Limited in 2008 introduced us to armoured protection and training & simulation markets.
From this nucleus the business has grown, through demand for our products and services, to the Exsel Group of today which operates across three UK sites serving a global list of clients across government, defence & commercial interests.
​As a leading independent design, technology, engineering & training product and services company, the Exsel Group continues to deliver to its traditional customer base whilst opening new markets with innovative software, electrical & armour solutions. 
The Exsel Group aims to provide superlative levels of ballistic protection through the rapid and advanced application of cutting edge science, technology & engineering– ensuring the personnel, assets and locations of our clients remain protected against a broad range of threats. 

Exsel Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

Minorities / Females / Individuals with Disabilities / Protected Veterans.


Our ambition is to build the best global team - one that is representative and inclusive of the diverse talent, clients, and communities we work with and serve - and to empower our team to do their best work.


We support wellbeing and a balanced life, and offer a range of family-friendly, inclusive employment policies and employee forums.

We encourage applicants who are also former Armed Forces personnel, Reservists and Cadet Force Volunteers ---You will be made very welcome amongst our existing staff, who have shared your past experiences, and  have been with us for many years.

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Encompassing all stages of the project from requirements capture, through design and development to manufacture, test and certification, Exsel Electronics provides customers with a low risk high quality approach to software and electronic engineering.

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Exsel Group's precision engineering capability includes the innovative design and build, certification and installation of electromechanical, electronic and communication systems into vehicle & mobile platforms and container based solutions for rapid deployment and severe environment applications.

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Exsel Group has proven capability in the design, production, assembly and installation of training and simulation hardware devices. Exsel Group simulation devices facilitate training in a high fidelity, representative and realistic environment.

With proven capability in designing bespoke personnel protection for customers in Defence, Government and the Civilian Industry, Exsel Group works closely with a number of partners to design, develop and install a variety of protection solutions.




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