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Future Materials Group opens new Cambridge facilities and announces European expansion plans

News International-French

24 Feb 2015

Future Materials Group (FMG), the strategic growth advisers to the advanced composite materials and high value manufacturing sectors, will be announcing the opening of its new UK facilities and plans for expansion in Europe at JEC Europe 2015.

The company assists businesses at all stages of development from start-up to maturity, by creating and increasing value through accelerating and managing growth. Building on a highly successful 2014 during which they saw dramatic growth, the company will continue to invest in building its research and analysis capabilities and in strengthening its presence in key strategic regions throughout 2015.

To facilitate these growth plans, FMG recently moved into new UK offices on the Chesterford Research Park in Cambridge, a globally renowned centre for science and technology. This location offers a modern, attractive working environment and outstanding facilities for FMG and its clients. The Park also boasts excellent transportation links for both UK and international visitors.

It has already established a presence in Japan and this year, as part of its overall global strategy, the company is planning to strengthen its presence in other strategic regions. The first stage of this expansion will be in the DACH (Germany/Austria/Switzerland) area with the opening of offices planned for later this year.

FMG's in-depth industry knowledge and expertise provides clients a comprehensive understanding of the markets in which they operate, or seek to enter, and many emerging areas of opportunity. To reinforce and continue to build this knowledge base, FMG has recruited two new analysts to join its Research and Analysis team.

Dr Clarice Chung joins FMG as Research and Analysis Principal and will focus on developing market size models, data analytics and forecasting, and benchmarking analysis. Clarice holds a PhD in Biomechanics and an MSc in Bioengineering from Imperial College, London, and previously served as a Senior Analyst for Energy Insights with McKinsey & Co.

Dr Myriam Yagoubi, an Oxford University graduate, joins FMG as Research Analyst and her primary role is to develop benchmarking analysis, market size and forecasting models. She also supports FMG's client projects with company research and market entry strategies. Myriam holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry and was previously a Researcher and Project Manager for Infineum UK.

FMG's attendance at JEC Europe 2015 follows a hugely successful year in which the company has seen significant growth and concluded a number of deals – one of which was the most significant deal in the global composites market during 2014. This venture involved Sumitomo Bakelite Co.'s (SB) US$25 million strategic acquisition of Vaupell Holdings Inc. and allowed SB to extend its high performance plastic technologies offering, from its leading position in automotive components, to the dynamic aircraft interiors market.

The company will be exhibiting on booth G72 in Hall 7.3 at JEC Europe 2015 in Paris on 10-12 March. The company's senior directors will be available during the show to discuss growth strategy development, mergers and acquisitions, developing strategic partnerships and sourcing and managing growth finance.

Caption: The Mansion House is home to FMG's new offices and lies at the heart of the Chesterford Research Park, a 250 acre site in Cambridge providing accommodation for science and technology companies of all sizes.