Mike Richardson (Aerospace Manufacturing Magazine) meets with Attwater & Sons’ quality director, Dave Swarbrick to hear more about the company’s compliance to AS9100 Rev. D accreditation and how it has helped strengthen the lines of communication within the workforce.
Well, it’s hardly rocket science is it? Making a formal agreement with your customer to manufacture and manage the quality of their product ‘by the book’, following a series of international agreed and ratified, documented and fully-traceable steps – in such a safety-critical industry as aviation, you’d expect this process to form the most basic requirement at the very least, wouldn’t you?Published Monday 18th February 2019
Attwater & Sons Ltd is proud to have joined British Marine, the organisation that works to promote and support the £3bn-a-year-sector.
Marine is a vital part of what we do at Attwater. It’s where we began, 150 years ago, as a ships chandler on Preston Docks.Published Friday 4th January 2019
Two organisations will celebrate anniversaries together as Attwater, currently marking its 150th year in business, returns as an exhibitor to the Composites Engineering Show, set to host its 10th annual event.
Taking place on October 31 and November 1 at the Birmingham NEC, The Advanced Engineering Show is the UK’s largest exhibition of its kind.Published Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Industrial laminates specialist Attwater & Sons Ltd has welcomed the European Union’s latest amendments to the REACH regulations, stating that the legislation is crucial to keeping the industry operating safely.
REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of CHemicals) has been implemented to regulate companies which use, make, sell or import chemicals into the EU, holding them accountable for risk management.Published Tuesday 11th September 2018
Lancashire-based industrial laminates specialist Attwater has successfully achieved accreditation to AS9100 Rev D, the leading standard for the aerospace industry’s supply chain.
The AS9100 certification is the aerospace sector’s upgrade of the traditional ISO9001 standard. When the ISO was revised to 2015 specifications, the AS followed by upgrading from its Rev C standard to the new Rev D.Published Tuesday 10th July 2018
Industrial laminates specialist Attwater & Sons Ltd is to share the benefits of its laminate expertise with industry professionals during a technical talk at the Aerospace Sector Showcase 2018.
Matthew D’Arcy, Attwater’s technical manager, will explain how aerospace companies can improve the quality of their products through the use of polyimide glass and phenolic cotton laminates.Published Thursday 19th April 2018
Industrial laminates specialist Attwater & Sons Ltd has invested another £100,000 in two new CNC machines, maintaining the company’s position at the forefront of its sector.
The company has purchased two Haas TM-3P vertical Milling machines replacing two older machines. In addition to working faster, the TM-3Ps also consume less power than Attwater’s previous machining centres, cutting energy bills and boosting the company’s green credentials.Published Tuesday 10th April 2018
Attwater is marking its 150th year in business with a celebration at its home football club, Preston North End where they sponsored a match between PNE and Ipswich on the 24th February.Published Monday 5th March 2018
25 years at Attwater have flown by for Harold Hall, and it’s been a family affair.
Harold Hall was just 17 when he joined Attwater in 1979, but it wasn’t as though he was joining a completely unknown quantity. “When I started,” he explains, “my Mum, Dad, my Sister, and three Aunties all worked here!”Published Tuesday 30th January 2018
Track Lyndon Poskitts progress at the the Dakar Rally.
Attwater Group has supported Lyndon in previous races, providing carbon fibre composites which help keep his bike strong yet lightweight. Our MD Richard Attwater is involved with the Dakar Rally and this time he is the official driver for the media team.Published Friday 5th January 2018
Managing director Richard Attwater is to fulfil his ambition of being part of the world-famous Dakar Rally.
During the Company’s 150th anniversary year, he will join long-time friend and fellow motorcyclist Lyndon Poskitt, overseeing media coverage along the full 5,700 journey between Bolivia and Argentina.Published Thursday 21st December 2017
Attwater finance director Martin Bate, along with a friend and their guitars, helped raise a further £3,000 for Derian House - taking his total over the years beyond £40,000.
This year, the pair played in Southport at a charity evening that also included an auction and a round of Irish bingo. All proceeds go to the local charity which provides palliative, specialist respite and end of life care for children and young adults throughout the North West region.Published Monday 11th December 2017
Carbon Fibre Tube specialist Custom Composites Ltd has joined forces with two competitive sailors hoping to score gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Custom Composites Ltd are part of Preston based Attwater Group.
The 49er class, in which the team compete, has strict specifications & regulations for the boat, so modifications are limited. Undaunted by this the team at Custom Composites are now helping make improvements where possible.Published Tuesday 24th October 2017
Demonstrating their commitment to the nuclear sector, two of our team made the 1200 mile round trip to Dounreay, on the North Scottish Coast, to an event showcasing innovative new equipment & services for the UK nuclear industry.
Dave Conlon and Dave Taylor exhibited the Custom Composites range of modular long reach poles, which have been used extensively in projects such as the ongoing decontamination of Sellafield sites in Cumbria.Published Thursday 20th July 2017
Custom Composites are proud to announce their sponsorship of Olympic hopefuls Team Lloyd Williams – Alloway for their Tokyo 2020 campaign.
Custom Composites part of the Attwater Group was approached by the team to support them in their endeavours to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Custom Composites Ltd part of the Attwater Group jumped at the opportunity to try and help rekindle the famous victories in the 2008 & 2012 Olympics, where Custom Composites tiller extensions helped Team GB & Sir Ben Ainslie sail away to victory.Published Friday 21st April 2017