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Tooling - What we do

Leading the way in advanced composites tooling

We’re proud of our reputation as the global market leader in advanced composites tooling. We combine extensive design, engineering and manufacturing capabilities based within our two European sites in Derby, UK and Toulouse, France, with the most innovative range of tooling and process materials, supplied from sites across North America, Europe and Asia.

We offer an unmatched wealth of talent and experience to the advantage of our customers, boasting over 30 years’ experience supplying materials and mould tools across a range of markets, including aerospace, defence, Formula One, automotive, marine and renewable energy.

Through a combination of tool design and engineering expertise, plus continuous development in materials and process technologies, we’re able to provide global customers with a completely unique approach to advanced composites tooling solutions.

As with everything we do, at the heart of our business is a commitment to long-term collaboration with customers and a focus on solving their problems. That’s why major OEMs and Tier One suppliers turn to us for tooling innovation that drives real advantage.

Research & Development

Our UK Technology Centre serves as our R&D facility. Staffed by highly trained project engineers, technicians and chemists, the centre provides additional design, process development, formulation, testing and evaluation services. The facility also acts as a vital hub for numerous multi-organisation, international collaborative research programmes.

We constantly seek to develop new material and tooling technologies that meet future demands. This vision is realised through our ability to engage at the highest level in collaborative research and development programmes with government, academia and industry bodies, pushing the boundaries in function, cost-effectiveness, durability and robust processing.