31st March 2017, Pentaxia secures supply deal with leading aerospace innovator
Pentaxia, a Derby, UK, based manufacturer of advanced composites, has secured a supply deal with a UK specialist in the design and supply of military aircraft ejection seats. Providing a strong platform for future growth, Pentaxia’s new contract now provides components for Denham based Martin-Baker’s lifesaving ejection seats.
According to the manufacturer, by investing heavily in the latest state of the art composite press forming equipment, Pentaxia has the expertise and tools to produce the high performance yet lightweight components. Finished to a high tolerance and specification, the seat components are designed to optimise space and minimise weight, both of which are at a premium in a cockpit environment.
“This is good news for UK manufacturing and our aerospace sector. It’s also the biggest contract in our eight-year history and is the culmination of a mutually beneficial partnership between our two companies that has developed over the last year,” commented Stephen Ollier, Pentaxia’s managing director.
“There’s a lot of synergy between us; we’re both family-run firms and are committed to delivering high quality products that are utterly reliable. Our customers count on us to deliver on time, and by keeping every stage in-house, we have complete control over our manufacturing line and delivery.”
Pentaxia was founded in 2008 with a focus to supply the UK composite industry and motorsport teams with 5-axis machined patterns. In 2011, the business moved into advanced composites manufacturing, driven by a fast-developing customer demand towards a “turnkey” composite supply approach, minimising traditional patternmaking interfaces. 5-axis machining still acts as a major business capability, supporting the company’s advanced composites division.