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PAC Group joins the Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub

News International-French

19 Oct 2020

CIMComp, the EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub, is pleased to welcome PAC Group, Northern Ireland, as the latest company to join the Hub as an industrial partner.

PAC Group join the Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub

PAC Group join the Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub

PAC Group is a leading and innovative provider of high quality and specialist electrical and mechanical engineering solutions and applications. Working across a diverse range of industries and sectors, the company’s Composites division is renowned for its ability to deliver expert advice and highly specialist solutions for the aerospace, automotive, and composites sectors. This includes the design, manufacture, and installation of automated machinery, manufacturing systems, and high-spec equipment such as carbon composite hot drape preformers.

CIMComp, the EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub is a £10.3m investment by the EPSRC to engage academics from across the UK to deliver a step-change in the production of polymer matrix composites. The Hub is led by the University of Nottingham and the University of Bristol and includes 13 other UK-based Universities.

Elwyn Agnew, PAC Group Engineering Director, said:

“As an industry leader in composite forming technologies, we’re delighted to join the Hub as an industrial partner and we look forward to collaborating with the other members on key R&D projects to help secure the UK’s future as a leader in composites manufacturing.”

An additional £12.7m of support is offered by four High Value Manufacturing Catapult Centres, backed by 18 leading companies from the composites sector, which now includes PAC Group.

Specialising in innovate design and the delivery of bespoke solutions, membership of the Hub will enable PAC Group to develop new processes and systems to support fundamental research activities, whilst adopting new technologies to benefit their customer base.

Dr Richard Gravelle, Hub Research & Business Development Manager, said:

“We are delighted to welcome PAC Group to the Hub. Their forward-thinking approach to R&D and innovation, and in-depth understanding of automated composites manufacturing processes, will greatly strengthen our activities in this area.”