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Appointment of Mark Mills as Non-Executive Chairman

Velocity Composites, a Burnley based, award-winning supplier of composite material and consumables to the aerospace industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Mills as Non-Executive Chairman to the Board with immediate effect.

GKN Aerospace signs new five year contract with Velocity Composites

We’re thrilled to announce the signing of a new contract that will see us supply GKN Aerospace with structural plies to support their A350 XWB programmes for the next five years.

UK government invests in major aerospace research projects

We were interested to read in the news this week that Airbus UK is to lead on two research projects on behalf of the UK government. The projects, on advanced wing manufacturing technology and fuel systems, are being funded by the government to the tune of £14million.

Chris Skinner joins Velocity Composites as Southern Project Manager

Chris Skinner is the latest addition to our management team as Velocity experiences significant growth. Chris’s role supports Velocity Composites’ growing customer base in the south of England.

Supporting Aircelle on the Cessna programme

We were pleased to hear that Aircelle (Safran) has been selected by Cessna to supply thrust reversers for the new Cessna Citation Longitude business jet. We are proud to have a role within the Cessna programme working with Aircelle.

Darren Ingram joins the Velocity team as Managing Director

His appointment is a key part of our expansion plans and signals significant growth of Velocity Composites.

Two more key approvals highlight Velocity’s growing capabilities

There was plenty to celebrate in July as we achieved approvals from both Airbus and Agusta Westland.

Technology centre opens

In support of our involvement in large programmes, we have opened a dedicated Technology Centre adjacent to our main facility in Burnley. This allows for all development and first article activities to take place…

Aircelle and Velocity Composites Sign Major New Deal

Aircelle (Safran), the manufacturer of Nacelles for the aerospace industry, has announced the signing of a major deal with fellow Burnley-based business Velocity Composites. The five year deal will see us providing engineered structural and consumable material kits, with Aircelle making significant savings on material costs and improving productivity.

Velocity Invests in Low Carbon Solar Power

As part of our continued activities to reduce waste and make the composites industry more sustainable, we have invested in a 70kW Solar PV installation on our state of the art facility in Lancashire.

Visit from Danny Alexander MP

The Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury was given a tour of our facility on a visit to Burnley alongside local MP Gordon Birtwistle.

Velocity Completes ASCE2 Programme

After 18 months of detailed works across many areas of the business, we are proud to announce that we have successfully completed the Aerospace Supply Chain Excellence 2 programme, bringing significant and sustained improvement to key parts of the business.

Visit from Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP

We were pleased to welcome Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP to our new facility as he visited Burnley to officially open the neighbouring Burnley Bridge Business Park.

Lancashire Telegraph Business Awards

Our second award win of 2013 came on the evening of The Lancashire Telegraph’s Business Awards when we picked up the Innovation and Technology award.

Two Major Milestones at Velocity Composites

As we enter the second half of 2013,  two key events for Velocity occurred in July; Winning the Innovation Award at Burnley Business Awards and appointing our 50th employee.

New laser cutting and bagging film welding machines

In support of the increased levels and higher complexity of our engineered vacuum bag kit business we have invested in additional laser cutting and vacuum bag welding equipment.

Velocity Engages with The North West Aerospace Alliance in the ASCE2 Programme

As a member of the North West Aerospace Alliance, Velocity Composites also belongs to the Composites Commodity Group. As such, we have signed up to be a part of the Aerospace Supply Chain Excellence 2 programme (ASCE2).

New temperature monitored transport vehicles join our fleet

Velocity Composites expands it’s fleet with the purchase of additional temperature monitored delivery vehicles.

New shift pattern rolled out for increased service availability

As our workload and customer base increases we  have rolled out a dedicated nightshift to give us near 24 hour customer service and increased utilisation of our existing facilities.

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