Norco to target DSEI 2017 with Lightweight Composites Structures

07 Jun 2017 by: Simon Harrison Norco Holdings

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 that Norco 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 the company can now offer.

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.

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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  • “DSEI is a landmark event presenting to the world the excellence of the UK defence and security businesses. We expect to welcome high level international delegations to take part in meetings with our strategic partners. For us in government it is hugely important, an important showcase, a stage for diplomacy, a platform for the international engagement. We are really looking forward to DSEI in September 2017.”
    Harriett Baldwin MP, Minister for Defence Procurement
    UK MOD
  • “I very much look forward to continuing my personal support to DSEI. It provides an excellent opportunity to explore the development of airpower capability, through engagement with the widest range of industry and international partners.”
    Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier KCB CBE DFC MA RAF Chief of the Air Staff
    Royal Air Force
  • “I much look forward to DSEI 17. We intend to build on the very positive experience of DSEI 15 as we construct the partnerships we need to deal with the complexity of the future operating environment”
    General Sir Nicholas Carter KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen Chief of the General Staff
    British Army
  • "DSEI 2015 was the ideal occasion for the Royal Navy to demonstrate its ambition to lead and win through technological innovation. The opportunity to meet with so many partners from academia, industry and overseas at DSEI is, as always, a really useful component of our engagement with the vital partners through whom we seek to deliver this innovation."
    Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC, The First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
    Royal Navy
  • "DSEI 17 will offer Joint Forces Command the opportunity to report on our plans for the future, in particular on operationalising our Warfare In The Information Age concept. I am looking forward to it."
    General Sir Chris Deverell Commander Joint Forces Command
  • "DSEI is a highlight within the defence calendar, I use it to find out what the most recent developments are in every technological area affecting for defence. Without DSEI I fear this sort of interaction, information exchange and knowledge of developments across all domains would be lost. DSEI is an invaluable international biannual event .”
    Rt Hon Dr Julian Lewis MP, Chairman, House of Commons Defence Select Committee
    UK Parliament
  • “DSEI is a fantastic showcase for defence companies where international buyers, sellers, developers, thinkers, educators and the trainers can all get together. The UK defence industry is looking to recruit more engineers, scientists and developers into 200,000 jobs and up to 10,000 apprentices within UK defence companies. DSEI is an excellent tool to highlight the challenges the industry face as well as showcase its capabilities domestically and overseas.”
    James Gray MP, House of Commons Defence Committee
    UK Parliament


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