UB Racing Visit

On 5 October 2018, part of the UB Racing team visited the factory to showcase their award winning car UBR21 to EPM staff. The team have been using a section of our Laminating department throughout 2018 to layup components for this year’s car.

Daniel Beswick, Laminating Manager at EPM Composites Limited commented “It has been really exciting to see the UB Racing Team develop their car this year, which was filled with new ideas and designs. The team were a pleasure to have on site, full of passion and enthusiasm. Myself and the team were happy to help them improve their laminating skills which on the whole they learnt very quickly. The way the entire car came together was very impressive. Myself and the Laminating department are looking forward to supporting the team on next year’s car”.

Nearly a year on at EPM Composites Limited

What an eleven months it has been, since December 2017 when EPM Composites Limited was registered and became part of a2e Industries, giving EPM the stability to make bold strategic decisions. The first of which was for the business to refocus mainly on Motorsport and Niche Vehicles.  Furthermore, EPMs core value was extended to providing honest communications to our customers and stakeholders. Accurate communications and direct market focus has turned out to be the key factors which has enabled the company to success.

EPM has seen strong growth in their customer base since the company registered. Having regained the trust of old and new customers by delivering exceptional quality components to customers on time.  There is now a strong and sustainable platform of Key Accounts to increase sales over the coming months and years.  The continuing support will allow the business to grow their management and business infrastructure as required in the future.

Lee Hickling, Managing Director said “I am very happy with how the company is moving forward and we as a team have delivered every promise we set out too at the beginning of the year. Communication has been a vital role for business growth which is a must within the composite industry.”

We would like to thank all our customers, suppliers and other stakeholders for their business and support. The now established management team are supporting Lee to drive the business forward into 2019, we look forward to working with you all more in the future.

Amin Amiri, the Founder and CEO of a2e Industries commented: “EPM facilities/capabilities are in the top tier in Europe and we are pleased with the progressive improvement in customer gains and satisfaction. EPM is assured of our continued support and is looking forward to a stable but exciting future.”

Materials and Logistics Manager Appointed

We are pleased to announce the latest addition to EPM Composites Limited – Materials and Logistics Manager, Philippe Brayshaw.

EPM Composites Limited, one of the UK’s leading carbon composite manufacturers’ has made an appointment within their Purchasing team.

Having over ten years’ work experience within the retail industry, Phil brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in Operations and Ecommerce and will be working alongside the existing management team within EPM.

Commenting on his new appointment Phil said,” I’m excited to have the opportunity to work with the existing management structure to build on their extensive knowledge and experience within the composite industry”.

Lee Hickling, Managing Director said “Phil will be heading up the Purchasing and Logistics division, keeping both departments running smoothly through our busy workload”.

Prior to joining EPM Composites, Phil was Head of Operations and Ecommerce at Love Aroma Limited, a company specialising in the home fragrances.

Farnborough International Airshow 2018

The Farnborough International Airshow is a week-long event which began in 1948. This event combines both a trade-show and public air displays, making it a must visit for anyone passionate about all things aerospace.

This year was EPM’s first attendance to the show which compromised of all different shapes and sizes of aircrafts within the aerospace industry, even including a flying car!

Matt Charlton, Head of Business Development commented saying “This year we used Farnborough as a platform to network rather than exhibiting. It provided an ideal opportunity to update current and potential customers, suppliers and industry contacts on the fantastic progress being made at EPM Composites. A thoroughly enjoyable and productive day.”

Battery Recycling

We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and continually improving the companies environmental performance as an integral and fundamental part of our operating methods.

With this in mind we have introduced battery recycling into the facility via European Recycling Platform (ERP) adding to our recycling scheme. The scheme has been implemented to reduce waste on site through the recycling of waste produce.