About Us

about us

HFQ® Technology

Impression Technologies is a world leader in lightweighting solutions for automotive, aerospace, and consumer product sectors. We offer a full service from part feasibility, through to design, prototyping and production. We offer a unique combination of applications, metallurgy, forming process and design simulation know-how and expertise, which in the form of HFQ® Technology, is set to be a global standard to provide stronger, lighter and cost-effective structures.

Our headquarters in Coventry, UK, has a full-scale hot forming press line and materials characterisation laboratory providing prototyping, series production, technology demonstration and technical support for OEMs and our global manufacturing tier partners. 

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HFQ® Technology

Our Story

Impression Technologies was formed early 2013 to commercialise 10 years of research in advanced aluminium forming by Imperial College London, unlocking the potential of ultra-high strength alloys for automotive, aerospace and industrial structures.

In 2016 we commissioned the world’s first HFQ production line and started producing the first automotive HFQ parts (for Lotus and Aston Martin).

We are the proud operators of the world’s first HFQ production line 


Our site heritage

Impression Technologies is located on the outskirts of Coventry, at Lyons Park, named after Sir William Lyons, who started the pioneering Swallow Sidecar Company, which eventually became Jaguar Cars. It was previously known as The Brown’s Lane plant, which occupied the entire site that is now Lyons Park. This was the home of Jaguar’s production from 1951 to 2005.​

ITL is proud to be located on the site where many classic Jaguar models were built (the units in the business park – C, D, and E – were named after the original Jaguar press lines). We aim to continue Coventry’s heritage of innovation, automotive, manufacturing, and engineering in creating new generations of vehicles that can be admired all over the world.