07 January 2011
07 January 2011
Automotive component supplier Mubea is to take over the controlling shareholding of EOS Invest in the Carbo Tech Group, the manufacturer of composite components for the motor racing and automotive industries.
The takeover of the shares will be implemented at the beginning of 2011 and the company will trade under the name of Mubea Carbo Tech GmbH. The headquarters remain in Salzburg for research and development, as well as prototype and serial production.
Carbo Tech has a turnover of around 40 million with approximately 350 employees, with significant growth is expected in the years to come, amongst other things through a contract to supply McLaren Automotive from January 2011 with production monocoques in carbon fibre (CFK).
The Mubea Group has adjusted its product portfolio in recent years to emphasize lightweight construction technology. With the purchase of the Carbo Tech shares, Mubea will expand its lightweight construction expertise into cutting edge materials. Amongst other things, Mubea has commissioned research into springs that exploit new weight reduction techniques through substituting steel with composite materials.
Cobra International is celebrating its 40th year and has commissioned a book that will look at 40 key projects and 40 key people that were integral to the company’s growth. ‘Klaus Simmer and The King Cobra: A breakthrough in surfboard design and production technology’ is an extract article from this book and a breakthrough composites product for Cobra, establishing its presence as a manufacturer of high performance windsurf boards and creating global visibility for the Cobra brand.
Fibrelite reports that since the start of its partnership with Trenwa more than 100 precast trench systems integrating Fibrelite composite covers have been sold for use in electrical substations, wastewater treatment plants, chemical refineries and many other applications across North America.
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.