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Hardship and Success - Lyndon brings home the metal from South America!

After what has been described as the toughest Dakar on the South American continent, Attwater supported rider, Lyndon Poskitt from St Michaels on Wyre has successfully become the first rider to ride to the start of the race and finish. Not just a finish though, Lyndon managed to bring home 2nd position in the Malle Moto, unsupported class which is known as being the hardest way to compete in the race. With no support crew or mechanics to service his bike on an evening, Lyndon had a busy 2 weeks. After 12 Days of competitive racing covering 9000km through some of the harshest environments, we caught up with Lyndon to see what it was really like. After 12 Days of competitive racing covering 9000km through some of the harshest environments, we caught up with Lyndon to see what it was really like.

Published Monday 6th February 2017

Custom Composites Ltd is proud to announce collaboration with Advanced Velo Design, manufacturer of the legendary “Windcheetah” Trike.

Custom Composites ltd, part of the Attwater Group is proud to announce their collaboration with Advanced Velo Design, market leader in recumbent cycles. Looks can be deceiving as this high performance trike was designed by Mike Burrows over 30 years ago. Windcheetah was the first commercially manufactured trike in the world and started the revolution for recumbent style trike in the early 80’s. With its roots firmly in the performance end of the market, only sympathetic changes have been made as materials and manufacturing techniques have become available.

Published Tuesday 24th January 2017

Attwater backs Lyndon Poskitt’s Dakar Rally 2017

Lyndon Poskitt, the motorcycle racer from St Michael’s on Wyre in Lancashire, has an insatiable desire to achieve more. But after you’ve already completed the gruelling Dakar Rally, which he did in 2013, what could be more challenging?

The Dakar Rally is already the longest and most arduous race in the world. How do you top finishing 46th overall (out of more 200 motorcycle competitors) as well as a top 10 stage finish?

To find out, we caught up with him and he shared his plans for his next big race.

Published Monday 19th December 2016

Attwater and Custom Composites’ sturdy rollers help launch RNLI craft

Attwater & Sons Ltd has been supplying materials to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution for several years for use on the new Shannon Class All Weather Lifeboats, so it is fitting that the RNLI has called upon composite tube specialist Custom Composites, part of the Attwater Group to provide the rollers that will help launch the new Shannon Class All Weather Lifeboat at the new £3.5 million Swanage lifeboat Station.

Published Thursday 1st December 2016

Attwater debuts testing facilities at Composites Engineering November 2016

Industrial laminated products specialists Attwater and Custom Composites will display advanced carbon fibre marine products and a range of their best selling laminates, when they return to the Composites Engineering show for the seventh year.

The Lancashire company has become a familiar face at the industry show this year has a bigger stand to showcase more exhibits.

Published Friday 28th October 2016

Attwater tours Europe

Attwater technical controller Matt D’Arcy has been clocking up the air miles in his quest to keep his laminates company at the forefront of the industry.

Along with two colleagues, Matt contributed to the European Electrical Insulation Manufacturers AGM in Berlin, followed by a visit to the Coil Winding exhibition where Attwater was able to meet with other suppliers and share insight on the state of the industry.

Published Thursday 16th June 2016

Testing testing

Attwater, the industrial laminates specialist, has expanded its in-house testing facility with the construction of a furnace-hardened steel fixture.

The apparatus has been designed and built to test gasket materials, and adds another dimension to the company’s facilities which already boast more than 30 methods of testing materials and components.

Published Thursday 9th June 2016

Phil's Long Service (50 years)

Phil Parker started work at Attwater in the year England won the world cup. And while the national team has failed to recreate its moment of glory Phil’s career has gone from strength to strength.

Now retiring after 50 years the head of the joiner’s shop has been looking back at a successful and enjoyable career where half a century has simply flown by.

Published Sunday 28th February 2016

Mark's Long Service (25 Years)

Mark Burrow did not get off to the best start when he joined Attwater in 1990. Just a couple of months after beginning his job as a press operative the company went on a three day week and he was laid off. But he had already made a good impression and he was taken on again when business picked up.

Now he is celebrating 25 years with the company, where he has also worked as a tube winder and a turner before becoming turning department supervisor.

Published Thursday 25th February 2016

Attwater secures bumper aerospace orders

Attwater Group, the Lancashire-based industrial laminates manufacturer and machining specialist, has secured more than £350,000 worth of orders in the aerospace sector in just three months.

Published Monday 25th January 2016

Attwater carbon fibre tubes help Lyndon Poskitt in Baja Rally

When you're rallying 1500km across some of the toughest and most desolate terrain in Mexico you need to be sure that your bike is up to the job. But with a little help from us, Lyndon Poskitt was not only able to have full confidence in the equipment he was relying on – he also went on to gain his best result ever in an international rally.

Published Thursday 19th November 2015

Attwater Group welcomes David Conlon to the team

We are pleased to announce the appointment of David Conlon to our sales team. To welcome him to the company, we sat him down for a Q+A.

Published Wednesday 5th August 2015

Attwater receives its new AS9100 certification

Showing its commitment to aerospace quality, composite laminates manufacture and machining, Attwater & Sons Ltd has just undertaken its re-certification audit of the aerospace quality management system standard, AS9100.

Published Tuesday 21st July 2015

Attwater returns to the Composites Engineering show for 6th year

Attwater Group is once again exhibiting at the Composites Engineering Show when it returns for the sixth consecutive year in November.

Lancashire-based Attwater, which specialises in industrial laminates and machining, will be exhibiting its range of epoxy glass, polyimide glass, phenolic fabric and carbon fibre products. These are used in a wide variety of sectors, including aerospace, power generation, marine, general engineering, typically for electrical distribution and industrial applications.

Published Friday 17th July 2015

“Keep up the good service,” say satisfied Attwater customers

The results of the annual Attwater customer service survey are in – and we’re delighted that we rated good or excellent across the board!

We issued anonymous questionnaires to customers that have ordered from us in the last 18 months and we asked about everything from telephone manner to reliability.

Published Monday 11th May 2015