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Advanced Composites Group Ltd., through its parent company Umeco, has expanded its prepreg manufacturing capability in Europe to take advantage of significant growth opportunities within the global composites industry. These new German facilities encompass state of the art production equipment and are now manufacturing, as are Umeco’s UK and USA factories, the Group’s full range of prepreg advanced composite materials.
Advanced Composites Group Ltd. (ACG), through its parent company Umeco, has expanded its prepreg manufacturing capability in Europe to take advantage of significant growth opportunities within the global composites industry. ACG’s new German facilities located in Beelitz - near Berlin, encompass state of the art production equipment and are now manufacturing, as are Umeco’s UK and USA factories, the Group’s full range of prepreg advanced composite materials.
These new facilities mark Umeco’s first acquisition since it purchased a Manchester (UK) based company and diversified into the formulation, manufacture and supply of phenolic prepregs for aircraft and rail transport interiors, as well as ballistics applications in the defence industry.
ACG is using its German manufacturing plant to distribute its full range of epoxy, phenolic, cyanate ester and bismaleimide structural prepregs, and ancillary process materials direct to all sectors of the advanced composites industry.
One of ACG’s key strengths has been - and remains - the ability to engage with customers across all market sectors, and to meet their technical requirements. Providing pre- and post-sales technical support is also fundamental to ACG’s business strategy, and this expansion will strengthen the company’s ability to deliver this service to a wider audience.
These new facilities underpin ACG’s ability to provide application-specific prepregs from relatively low volumes through to large production runs, particularly to customers in Germany and Southern and Eastern Europe. This adds crucial production capabilities to the Groups UK (Heanor and Manchester) and USA (Oklahoma and California) sites.
ACG is extremely excited by this expansion as it provides an excellent opportunity to reduce lead times when servicing customers in continental Europe and be a truly global company.