17 August 2001
17 August 2001
MSC Laminates and Composites will acquire Goldbach Automotive Consulting (GAC) located in Buchenau, Germany, which specializes in the manufacturing of products to eliminate brake-related noise in automotive applications.
This acquisition allows MSC Laminates and Composites Inc. to expand its role in providing brake noise solutions to the global automotive market. ""The production expertise of GAC GmbH, combined with MSC's competence in identifying and correcting brake noise problems, will provide the automotive industry with a true solutions supplier that can identify the root cause of a noise problem, engineer a resolution for the concern, and produce parts ready for vehicle installation,"" said Clifford Nastas, MSC Vice President of Marketing.
To complement this acquisition, MSC will invest in the construction of a new Applications Development Center (ADC) in Germany. This facility will focus on identifying and resolving automotive brake related noise and vibration problems. The ADC will be fully operational by December 2001 and include development tools such noise dynamometers, modal analysers and other equipment required to physically characterise and qualify new products for automotive use.
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University of Southern Queensland (USQ)’s composites research and development was on display when the Centre for Future Materials (CFM) held its inaugural Open Day.