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Building works are well underway at CTG’s UK Composite Centre of Excellence

News International-French

20 Jan 2012

The new Centre will attract talented new staff and provide state-of-the-art facilities for current staff to maximise their potential. It will position CTG for long term growth with multi-market applications, whilst sustaining the current innovative and agile environment.

CTG, a company of Goodrich Corporation, is a leader in the design, development and manufacture of advanced composite materials, products and applications. The company has established an international reputation for its innovation, quality and successful development of composite solutions across a wide business spectrum.


Since being acquired by Goodrich Corporation in June 2010, CTG’s workforce has grown from a small core of people to around 190 employees (expected to rise to over 450 in 5 to 10 years), working at five locations in and around Banbury. In order to accommodate this rapid expansion, CTG is building a new state-of-the-art 137,000 square foot UK Composite Centre of Excellence in Banbury (at Albion Land’s Network M40 development).


Building works are well underway for the new Centre, which will be essential to further CTG’s ability to innovate new products in their current industries: aerospace and defence, advanced vehicle technology, clean energy technology and medical imagery industries; as well as in new industries.


The layout of the centre will be optimised by following the Goodrich culture of lean development and innovation; improving the design of the current lines and ensuring a smooth transfer of operations. The optimised layout will see output increase per square foot by more than 80%, wasted space lowered by more than 30% and improved linkage and flow increased by 50% in comparison to the old sites.
Dominic Cartwright, Managing Director, said the development is important for the future growth of CTG: “The new development not only makes our operations more streamlined and effective, it also helps us build for the future. We have exciting growth in all market sectors that we support. This investment will enable us to position the business for long term growth. Innovation is at the heart of the business and being one step ahead of the competition is critical.”


“Creating the Composite Centre of Excellence means we will be bringing together teams that have previously worked on different sites; improving the teamwork and synergy between departments for the benefit of Goodrich Actuation Systems and the wider Goodrich organisation.”


The UK Composite Centre of Excellence is due for completion in August 2012


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