Manufacturing Insurance - Barnes Commercial Limited
Manufacturing insurance

Manufacturing Insurance for manufacturers

Robust Manufacturing Insurance Solutions for your Manufacturing Business

As a company in manufacturing, you will know the importance of planning in order to maintain the quality of your products and to ensure that you meet deadlines. Due to the nature of this industry and the different stages within the manufacturing process, there are plenty of opportunities for things to go wrong.

This is where a solid risk management plan supported with a robust insurance programme can help. Knowing that you have identified your risk areas and have the right levels of cover to protect your business in the event of a disaster can provide you with peace of mind and will ensure that your business continues to operate despite the setback.

We have partnered with some of the UK’s leading specialist manufacturing insurance providers and are able to offer a variety of insurance products, many with industry specific wordings and extensions. Working together we will create a suite of appropriate covers that will shield your business from potential risk exposure and provide you with the knowledge that if the unexpected happens, you are prepared and will be able to continue to operate with minimal disruption.

Our experienced advisers will carry out a full risk assessment with you, to ensure that the level of cover recommended is perfectly matched to your requirements. We’ll conduct a complete review of your current programme and based on conversations with you and our in-depth knowledge of the manufacturing industry, advise if we think anything should be added, increased or even removed from your insurance portfolio.

The result will be a comprehensive commercial manufacturing insurance programme providing you and your business with complete protection.

From public liability insurance, employers’ liability cover, product liability insurance, commercial property cover, to business interruption, engineering inspection and more – we will ensure you have the right policies in place for complete peace of mind.

To talk to us about manufacturing insurance for your organisation or to arrange a review of your current levels of cover, please complete our enquiry form and we’ll be in touch.

Alternatively, you can call to speak to an experience broker today on 01480 272727 or send an email to – we’re here to help you get the optimum insurance protection for your business.

Manufacturing Insurance

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Specialist manufacturing insurance and expert advice from an experienced team

Get in touch today

To speak to an expert adviser call us on 01480 272727 or complete our

Enquiry Form

Who is it for?

Our expert team has more than 50 years’ experience in commercial insurance and will offer honest and impartial advice on the right policies for your unique business needs. We have access to market-leading covers with industry specific wording that will bring you peace of mind. We work with manufacturing businesses operating in the following sectors:

  • Plastics manufacturers
  • Precision woodworkers
  • Machinery manufacturers
  • Precision engineering
  • Metal fabrication businesses
  • Window & Doors Manufacturers
  • Textile manufacturers


We can also provide comprehensive manufacturing insurance packages for manufacturers operating in printing, petrochemicals, and pharmaceutical sectors. Please contact us to discuss your requirements on 01480 272727.

Available cover

We can arrange a portfolio of covers under a Commercial Combined policies to include:

Watch our video

George Wilkinson, our manufacturing insurance expert, talks about the types of cover we can build into your solution and explains how he will work with you to arrange the right insurance cover for your business needs.

Exceptional Service

“Luke was great right from the word go, ensuring I got the best possible cover for my company and employees. I was very happy with the service I received from him and have already recommended Barnes to one of my own customers.”


Lewis Bond

Anvil Design & Fabrication Ltd

We deliver an exceptional service because we care about the risks your business faces

Barnes Commercial Risk Management

In addition to a robust insurance solution for your manufacturing business, we can also assist with risk management advice to help protect your organisation. We can provide you with access to a host of information and access to training courses for areas such as Fire Safety, H&S and HR or for more specific requirements our knowledgeable team is always on hand to offer complete guidance and support.

Discover our Risk Management services

Why choose us?

  • Exceptional service – we understand the insurance needs of the manufacturing sector and can offer honest, reliable advice
  • Reassurance – as an independent broker we have access to marketing leading products from A rated insurers
  • Freedom from worry – we help you to manage your risk so you can focus on your projects
  • A personal approach – your dedicated account executive is available when you need advice
  • Tailored solutions – you get the right cover for your needs
  • More than just insurance – we offer additional guidance on business risk management including H&S and HR
  • We partner with A rated insurers – you receive impartial advice you can trust
  • Here to help with claims support – on hand to answer your questions and offer guidance for a fast and fair outcome
  • Flexibility – we may be able to arrange competitive finance to spread the cost on a monthly basis through our partnership with Close Brothers Premium Finance

Manufacturing insurance - FAQs

What type of insurance does a manufacturing company need?

The type and level of insurance that a manufacturing company needs will depend on the nature of the business and what is being manufactured. Typically, a manufacturing business will need a commercial combined policy which will include cover for material damage (also known as property damage), contents and stock. If you own the property that you operate from, you will also need buildings cover. It’s a good idea to check your building sums insured, if you do own the property, to ensure you have the correct level of cover in place.

You should also obtain Employers’ Liability cover, Public Liability cover and Product Liability cover.

You may operate expensive machinery that could cause you production issues if it should fail, resulting in loss of revenue, orders, customers and damage to your reputation. Business Interruption insurance can help you to cover consequential financial losses that your business may sustain. This cover can include additional staff costs, loss of revenue, loss of rental income and any rental or mortgage fees.

We are highly experienced in building competitive, robust insurance solutions for manufacturing organisations, with access to A rated insurers who offer specialist policy wordings for complete peace of mind.

To speak with an expert adviser call 01480 272727 today, or send an email to

Do manufacturers need Professional Indemnity insurance?

No matter the size or type of business you may be, if you are providing advice or a service that can potentially fail to meet a client’s expectations, you could be vulnerable to a negligence claim.  Professional Indemnity insurance will offer protection against this kind of claim.

If you’re not sure if this applies to you, give one of our specialist advisers for the manufacturing sector a call and we will be pleased to assist.

You can reach us on 01480 272727.

What is manufacturing insurance?

There isn’t a set cover that is called ‘manufacturing insurance’. Manufacturing insurance is made up of a variety of covers that can be built into a programme of covers that meets with your specific needs.


The types of cover that can be incorporated into a policy for a manufacturer include:



How much does manufacturing insurance cost?

The cost of insurance for a manufacturing company will vary from business to business. The premium that an insurer will offer you to cover your business against potential commercial risk will depend on a number of factors. Your exposure to risk will change depending on what your company manufacturers, where you sell/export to, your manufacturing process, the size of your organisation, how long you’ve been trading, previous claims and more.

Speaking to an experienced adviser, who can help you to have the right documentation ready to present to an insurer, when looking for insurance, can only be an advantage.

At Barnes we help our manufacturing clients have the right information to hand, so when we speak to our panel of insurers we can liaise on your behalf to gain a competitive quotation, for cover that will protect your business from commercial risk.



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