The Caterham Composites team.
The Caterham Composites team.

This expansion is designed to meet the demands of the large number of projects the company has taken on in recent months in the aerospace, automotive, marine and motorsport industries.

After a successful first few months in operation, Caterham Composites is now moving to a new office in Hürth, Germany, and it is expanding its manufacturing facilities in Hingham, UK.

“We have enjoyed a very positive first few months in operation and it is clear that we are benefitting from being part of the Caterham Group, giving our composites experts the resources they need to work on the large-scale projects that are helping fuel our expansion,” says Caterham Composites Managing Director Phil Hall.

The company has invested in simulation technology, mainly computer aided design, computer-aided simulation and computer-aided manufacturing.

“All of these investments enable Caterham Composites to look at traceability analysis, nesting and maximising material usage, all of which are key factors for OEMs," explains Hall. "

"The signs point to a bright future for composites across a variety of industries and we are in prime position to set the standards in the composites industry for many years to come.”

"We are already working on some very interesting projects, for example with Alex Thomson Racing, our first partnership in the marine industry, and in January 2012 we entered a strategic partnership with Altair Engineering GmbH," adds Mike Gascoyne, Caterham Group Chief Technical Officer.

"This is a unique partnership and enables us to streamline the critical exchange between design and simulation, empowering each company’s clients with innovative, high-end quality solutions.”