19 December 2017
19 December 2017
Wytchcraft Composites has moved into larger premises at Northshore Shipyard, in Chichester Harbour, UK.
The 20,000 sq ft manufacturing factory will provide the company with increased capacity to meet production demands. The facility includes a 30t overhead crane, ventilated areas for composites lay-up, yard space and launching facilities into the harbour.
Wytchcraft Composites manufactures GRP tooling and mouldings, producing hulls, decks and components for high performance rigid inflatables, superyacht tenders and monohull watercraft, ranging from 4-15m overall length. The company works alongside designers on custom builds as well as full production builds, producing a wide range of craft with their own unique requirements and features. Manufacturing capabilities range from traditional wet lay-up in GRP through to vacuum assisted processes.
‘’We specialise in taking projects from concept through to completion," says Sean Singleton, Managing Director. "It is of great importance that we meet the specific requirements of each client and develop a long lasting, trusted partnership. We have produced a wide range of plugs, moulds and tooling, developing methods to produce high tech tooling systems from splash to full production and infusion moulds. We work with clients and Lloyds Register of Shipping to produce a number of 'SOLAS' certificated fast rescue tenders. On site we have climate controlled manufacturing facilities where we can monitor and record all the necessary criteria, to adhere to stringent quality procedures.’’
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