Our facilities and our people mean that, as a business, we are equipped to design a product from scratch, though in most cases, a customer will approach us with a design already in mind. What our customers most often approach us for is to develop their designs from concept to product; trusting our reputation for excellence built over five decades.

Though it would be right to think that R&M Heys are famous within our field for developing products, we also like to get involved with the development of product ranges; for example, selecting materials that complement each other well so that existing products can be enhanced, and ranges can be expanded. We take pride in our products and love being able to share our expertise and ideas with our customers for the benefit of their business.

Residing in the designated design corner of our workshop is our ShoeMaster Computer Automated Design (CAD) programme that allows our specially trained staff to create and visualise 3D patterns, so that our customers can get an idea of what their product will look like prior to it even going into production. ShoeMaster is the gold standard for digital design systems in the footwear world, and so we are delighted to have the necessary licence and expert staff to ensure it is put to good use at R&M Heys.

An essential part of product development in footwear manufacture is having an eye for detail and a feel for quality, which is why you’ll always be able to find members of our team out at national and international trade fairs; selecting the best materials and keeping abreast of the current trends and developments in product manufacture. Milan, Frankfurt, and if we’re feeling adventurous – Birmingham!