The lightbulb moment
Our story really began around 2015, when Steve had his lightbulb moment. Having gained 19 years of commercial experience at Rolls-Royce and a further 10+ years managing composite manufacturing businesses, Steve was a capable businessman with an eye for opportunities. He foresaw that as pressure to reduce carbon emissions in the automotive industry increased, so too would the demand for affordable lightweight components.
However, the composite manufacturing industry wasn’t set up for producing high volume, low cost parts because of the labour-intensive processes involved. But what if those processes could be automated, thought Steve? This is how the idea for Composite Braiding was born.