20 September 2011
20 September 2011
Gurit has formed a new business unit, Engineered Structures, to more rigorously address new market opportunities for composite applications.
Gurit say they are bundling their composite structural engineering skills with business development and rapid prototyping resources in the new business unit. Engineered Structureshas been created to continue to support the engineering needs of Gurit’s traditional strongholds in Wind Energy and Marine but will also be able to address the full value chain in new markets with a comprehensive service offering encompassing conceptual design, structural engineering, material selection, rapid prototyping services and component manufacturing.
Graham Harvey, currently General Manager of Gurit’s Marine Business, will manage this new venture as of October 1, 2011 and report directly to the CEO. “This is the start of a next growth initiative for Gurit: It follows the rapid build-up of its business presence in Asia and the strategic broadening of its material and services offering for the Wind Energy market with Tooling and the development of a complete core material product range”, says Rudolf Hadorn, CEO of Gurit.
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