01 September 2015
01 September 2015
epm: technology group has successfully won a £22m+ order to produce and supply composite aircraft interior components and sub structures.
Graham Mulholland, epm: technology group’s CEO, commented, “This is a great first announcement following our move which we completed with DEGF (Derby Enterprise Growth Fund) support into our purpose-built 60,000 sq. ft. technology centre 11 months ago.
“My team have performed their socks off over the past 18 months to win the first aerospace contract which combines our high-performance engineering capability with a novel production method to produce composite parts and assemblies every eight minutes, with excellent R&D and KTP support from Derby University.”
Mulholland continues, “Our R&D activities have been steadily building up alongside our move into our new facility, and now provide our customers and with innovative knowhow. This is making our customer more competitive and opening doors for epm in new markets.
“This is the first of a number of key opportunities we’re working on right now and I expect epm to be making more announcements as customers continue to engage with us and understand our new capabilities, capacity, engineering knowhow and our innovations moving forward. We’re very excited about being customer ready rather than taking new contracts on and learning on the job. epm has always invested heavily in its future. Our team is ready and we’re proud to be leading our future growth plans.”
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