Norco targets DSEI with lightweight composite structures

Norco Holdings, the Poole-based manufacturer of lightweight composite structures and GRP mouldings, is targeting the upcoming Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) event in September to promote its increasing capability in providing lightweight composite structures to the Defence sector.


The DSEI event, which takes place every two years, brings together the global defence and security sector to share experiences, innovate and network. This will be the first time the company has exhibited at this particular event but with the significant growth in its activities within the sector, DSEI 2017 presents an ideal opportunity to demonstrate what Norco can now offer.

Radomes manufacture at Norco Composites

Within the defence industry, Norco manufactures Satellite dishes and Radomes to extremely tight tolerances. Use of high performance prepreg materials, combining low loss skin and core materials as well as innovative manufacturing and painting techniques developed in-house, all help in minimising transmission losses. Norco has also pioneered in-mould surfacing solutions to improve reflectivity at frequencies above 8GHz.


The company has a complete capability in composite manufacturing, stretching from CAD design for manufacture, through patterns and moulds, to component production using sophisticated processes and finally assembly and fit. Norco also operates within the aerospace sector, manufacturing UAV’s and flight simulators.

Folding Satellite dish in manufacture at Norco Composites

Mark Northey, MD of Norco Holdings, is looking forward to the opportunity to promote Norco’s advanced capability at DSEI: “We fully understand the importance of having a presence at DSEI, with many of our current and potential customers either exhibiting or planning on visiting the event. The defence and security sector offers us significant opportunities as key properties of reduced weight and lower cost impact on buyer decisions. Our recent experience on diverse projects including UAV’s, Naval work boats and simulators ensure we can offer customers world-class expertise in their composite requirements and we look forward to demonstrating this at DSEI this year.”


DSEI runs from Tuesday 12th to Friday 15th September at London ExCel. The Show will have five key sector-focused Zones: Air, Land, Naval, Security & Joint, all showcasing the latest equipment and systems. You can find Norco on stand S4-250, which is part of the ADS UK Pavilion.

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