NetComposites
Juniar Spraybooths

CTG Opens State-of-the-Art Composite Centre of Excellence

05 March 2013

CTG has completed the construction and fit out of a state-of-the-art Composite Centre of Excellence facility in Banbury, Oxfordshire, UK.

The facility is 137,000 sq. ft. and, according to CTG, its construction was approached with an environmental and sustainable focus. The centre will unite CTG’s six current sites into one location and give CTG an overall footprint increase of more than 90 percent. CTG hopes the move will enable them to manufacture volume quantities more effectively of advanced composite products and systems used across a range of high technology industries. Employees have started moving in, and the facility will be fully operational by June 2013.

CTG says the amenities will include dedicated production lines, a technical library, high-tech smart boards, a gymnasium and flexible meeting spaces. The facility has been designed using CTG’s parent company, UTC Aerospace Systems’ (UTC) Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) lean principles which focus on material flow and flexibility. Layout of the production area has been planned using value stream envelopes and CTG statistics state this has enabled wasted space to be lowered by more than 30 percent and linkage and flow improvement to increase by 50 percent in comparison to the old sites.

Dominic Cartwright, General Manager said, “CTG’s Composite Centre of Excellence is a truly incredible facility and we are delighted with the outcome which will benefit our customers, employees, and the wider UTC organisation. It will ensure our operations are more streamlined and efficient, while sustaining the current innovative and agile environment. The facility ensures we stand out from our competitors as a leader in composite product technology now and in the future.”






Related / You might like...

Renegade Materials Celebrates GE Passport Engine Shipment

Renegade Materials recently celebrated General Electric’s first shipment of a GE Passport Engine shipset built with the company’s RM-1100 polyimide high-service temperature composite prepregs.

Cobra International Launches Composite Windsurfer LT

Cobra International has started mass production of the new Windsurfer LT board.

Revolution Fibres Gains Aerospace Certification, Triples Production Capacity

New Zealand company Revolution Fibres is tripling nanofibre production to meet increased international demand from a range of industries, from cosmetics manufacturers through to Formula One teams.