West of England leading the way in composites high-tech manufacturing

The National Composites Centre (NCC) has been praised by West of England (WoE) Metro-Mayor as a regional and national strategic asset. In a recent visit Mayor Tim Bowles commended the NCC for cultivating local composites expertise for the benefit of the UK. Recently elected WoE Mayor Tim Bowles visited the NCC for a briefing from the NCC team and to meet with key industrial partners. The NCC Chief Executive and NCC Tier 1 Members showcased research and technology development projects, as well as outlining NCC successes and trajectory against the Government's Industrial Strategy.

NCC Chief Executive Peter Chivers said,
"We are working to cultivate and grow the existing composites expertise from academic institutions such as our parent the University of Bristol. Our aim is to develop research into commercially tangible capability for companies such as regionally located, manufacturing success stories Rolls-Royce, Airbus and nearby Dymag. We're able to provide a secure and supportive industrial-scale environment whereby existing technology can be optimised, and innovation can be accelerated. Throughout any project we work with our customers to help create and secure high-value jobs within the UK supply-chain. We’re thankful to have secured substantial public funding from the WoE LEP to support national programmes of work, which ultimately can be used to benefit local, regional and national competencies in composites.”

After his visit West of England Mayor, Tim Bowles said,
“I’m very proud that the West of England is home to the National Composites Centre (NCC) as a strategic asset for the nation. My visit was fascinating and it was evident that the NCC is leading the way in developing the use of composites in such innovative areas of high-tech manufacturing. In addition, I was delighted to learn about the significant contribution they are making to both the regional and national economy building on the highly-skilled talent, grown locally together with our world-class universities.”

The NCC is here for the use by any company wishing to develop or improve their composites expertise if you would like to know more please contact us. enquiries@nccuk.com


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