Made in England project

Showcasing English craftsmanship at its best

In our ongoing pursuit of excellence, we are unveiling the first model in an exquisite new collection.

Our Made in England (MiE) project will see us work with talented craftspeople to bring an unrivalled level of finish to our designs.

MiE will focus on limited production bespoke hand built products using traditional practices, with quality that can only be achieved through time and a painstaking, artisan approach to manufacture. Each unit has the same high level of care and attention, using only the finest FSC-approved timbers, veneers and materials, with final assembly and testing taking place at our factory in Southend on Sea, Essex.

Craftsman holding Ruark Audio R5 MiE’s cabinet
Hands holding Ruark Audio R5 MiE’s wood grille
Craftsman and Ruark Audio’s Managing Director Alan O’Rourke in a workshop Hand holding a screwdriver, working on Ruark Audio R5 MiE
Hand holding a screwdriver, working on Ruark Audio R5 MiE Craftsman and Ruark Audio’s Managing Director Alan O’Rourke in a workshop

With MiE project our aim is to take quality to a level that can only be achieved through hands-on interaction and production that is not controlled by time

All our early Ruark Acoustic speakers were produced in the UK, but at the turn of the millennium we found this increasingly difficult and sensed that we needed to change, so in 2004 we started development of our compact audio range, launching our original R1 tabletop radio in November 2006.

As always, all our design and engineering was done at our UK headquarters, but for the first time we started seeking manufacturing facilities overseas. Lack of investment and industrial unrest over the years had scarred UK manufacturing, but in Asia we found factories who had invested heavily in the latest production technologies along with staff keen to take on new challenges.

With MiE project our aim is to take quality to a level that can only be achieved through hands-on interaction and production that is not controlled by time

Nevertheless, this does not mean that UK manufacturing is lost! We pride ourselves on the quality of the products we produce with our team and manufacturing partner in China, but in workshops across the UK you can still find skilled and passionate crafts people making bespoke and beautiful hand-crafted products.

For some time now we have dreamt of bringing some production back to the UK. With MiE project our aim is to take quality to a level that can only be achieved through hands-on interaction and production that is not controlled by time and time is what makes our MiE project so special.

R5 MiE

High Fidelity Music System

R5 MiE is the first in our Made in England project. Made in limited batches and assembled in England, each R5 MiE is unique and highly collectable.

Find out more about R5 MiE