Rubber In The Automotive Industry

The Automotive industry is one of the fastest moving industries and is truly global. Innovation and new product development are performed at pace and specialist manufacturers in particular appreciate the rapid and agile response to supporting this process that Walker Rubber provides.

Whether you need to manufacture and supply existing components, or you are looking to test a new design on a road going prototype, Walker Rubber can assist you with your supply of high-performance rubber components for the automotive industry.

Automotive Rubber Components

Like marine, agricultural and aviation, rubber components for the automotive industry have a set of very specific requirements. Rubber remains a key component in the automotive industry, with modern, vintage and racing cars heavily reliant on rubber. Walker Rubber designs and manufactures every imaginable seal and hose, matting for the humble mud flap, to parts that are not immediately visible. Vehicles take the lion's share of the world's rubber production.

The unique properties of rubber make it ideal for many automotive applications and the range of polymers and compounds available ensure that every specific application is catered for by our UK rubber company. Although different types of rubber have their own characteristics, a compound can be selected to optimise the following generally useful properties:

• Abrasion resistance • Resistance to chemicals and grease • Excellent resistance to oil • Resistance to hot and cold temperatures • High tear strength • Ozone resistance




If your order is urgent, no one can get it to you in a shorter timeframe than Walker Rubber.


Your product, designed and manufactured to your specifications in our UK manufacturing facility.


Over 90% of the enquiries we receive are quoted on the same day.

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Other Services

Walker Rubber provides a wide range of services suitable to the automotive industry.
We have highlighted three of them below.


We can deploy both multi-impression rubber moulds for small components and single impression rubber moulds for large components and short runs. We also supply rubber products moulded directly onto metal, forming a long-lasting bond.


Our state-of-the-art industrial CNC machine makes light work of cutting your rubber gaskets, pads, and washers. We’ll design and programme the software for precision design of your gaskets, washers, pads, and sheet material products from a range of different rubbers we stock.


Our specialist and bespoke rubber extrusion service has been set up to ensure that we're able to fulfil the demanding needs of all our customers. With over 8 decades of expertise, we now have over 2,000 extrusion profiles available that may already meet your requirements. Contact us today to find out more. And if they don’t, let us design and manufacture new ones for your rubber needs.

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