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Attwater debuts testing facilities at Composites Engineering November 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 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

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'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'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 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

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

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

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 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

“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
Martin Bate

Martin Bate

Attwater & Sons Ltd Finance Director Martin Bate has spoken of his debt of gratitude to the company he joined more than a quarter of a century ago when he started as Company Accountant.

He had previously worked in the Financial Planning Department of Bradford & Bingley Building Society, and had also worked for Philips and the Inland Revenue prior to that.

Published Monday 27th April 2015
The John Neal Award by the European Electrical Insulation Manufacturers

The John Neal Award by the European Electrical Insulation Manufacturers

Attwater's technical manager Matt D’Arcy has joined a committee judging a prestigious international award.

The John Neal Award is given annually by the European Electrical Insulation Manufacturers (EEIM) in memory of one of its founding members.

Published Monday 20th April 2015
The Tom Eland Memorial Lecture

The Tom Eland Memorial Lecture

A memorial lecture is to be given in April to honour a man who was a respected authority in the electrical insulation industry.

Tom Eland, who passed away in December 2013, not only worked for Attwater & Sons Ltd for over 46 years but also represented the UK on IEC International Standards committees and was vice chairman of the EEIM the European trade association representing European Electrical Insulation Manufacturers.

Published Thursday 9th April 2015
Apprentices at Custom Composites

Apprentices at Custom Composites

Custom Composites is demonstrating its commitment to investing in young people by taking on two new apprentices.

Teenagers Josh Newport and Ross Gaynor started work at the Rochdale Company on Monday, March 9 – which, appropriately, was the start of National Apprenticeship Week.

Published Tuesday 17th March 2015