New carbon composites deal spurs doubling of capacity


Leading composite materials, engineering, tooling, parts, and systems provider Guri (Zürich, Switzerland) has secured a second supply contract from a sports car manufacturer in the Italian market, prompting it to move to doubling capacity by mid-year at its plans for automotive parts manufacturing in Newport, UK.

Prototype deliveries of the new composite parts will commence in Q1 2013, with series supply starting in the second half of the year. The entire contract is worth some EUR 1.5 million ($2 million).

The continued demand for Gurit's high-end Sprint CBS (Car Body Sheet) components in the UK, German and Italian markets has resulted in the need to further expand its existing parts manufacturing capacity at its UK site. The expansion will start in Q1 2013 and will be completed by the summer, doubling the overall automotive composite car parts production capacity....
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