International Applied sciences Racing Ltd has introduced the institution of a model new, state-of-the-art paint and ending facility. Bespoke designed and constructed at a price of over £1 million, the brand new facility totally meets the exacting wants of the GTR group of corporations and their world prospects. The positioning is positioned in Littlehampton, UK, a number of miles away from the group’s Fontwell head workplaces. With a protracted historical past and wealthy pedigree embedded within the prime echelons of motorsport, GTR are already additionally established within the defence sector. Up to now, GTR has earned a profitable monitor report in designing, manufacturing and delivering critically exact composite elements for specialist use. Of specific notice within the defence sector are: composite plane elements for AW101 Merlin helicopter; composite housings for flotation and life raft techniques on the Sikorsky S92 helicopter; composite elements for 18 fashions of Martin-Baker ejection seats and the manufacture of a majority of the composite protected crew pods for fitment to the UK MoD’s Foxhound protected car.

This latter mission noticed GTR manufacture over 250 models ultimately turning into the only provider of this specialist composite element to the Foxhound car programme. On the time, this programme was an Pressing Operational Requirement, so an extremely speedy response was required while sustaining the perfect high quality, with a view to save lives in Afghanistan. GTR may be very pleased with the truth that inside a number of months of opening, the GTR paint and ending facility has already achieved formal approval to provide ‘manufacturing line prepared’ elements to 2 of the world’s main supercar producers. This permits GTR to not solely design and construct the beautiful composite elements demanded by the supercar OEM’s, however they will now ship on to the consumer for instant set up onto the manufacturing vehicles. Beforehand, the elements would have been despatched to different specialists for portray and ending – a course of that added undesirable time and price for the shopper.


GTR manufactured a majority of the composite protected crew pods for fitment to the UK MoD’s Foxhound Armoured Automobiles.

On the coronary heart of the brand new paint and ending facility is a Nova Verta downdraft oven sales space which is extraordinarily excessive specification and is broadly recognised as the perfect in world paint sales space know-how. Able to reaching temperatures of as much as 90 levels Celsius, the system is built-in with a bespoke calibrated information logging perform to make sure that floor temperatures are recorded precisely. The sales space can be fitted with programmable blowers for the drying of water-based paints. Alongside the sales space sits a specialist preparation space which has full extraction sanding tools, in addition to an air-drying sales space for the applying of primers and UV paints alike. The ability boasts a stand-alone sharpening space with technical sharpening tools and excessive ranges of specialist lighting. As regards to course of, substantial emphasis has been put into the testing and inspection of hardness, thickness, adhesion and gloss ranges with testing tools that may be deployed on a person foundation or utilized in a batch course of for quantity manufacturing high quality, check and validation functions. The ability is totally licensed to ISO 9000 requirements as required by GTR’s prestigious high-end purchasers in motorsport, efficiency automotive, aerospace, defence, marine, medical and others.

Simon Kingdon-Butcher, Co-founder, Proprietor and Director at GTR stated: “the institution of our new paint and ending facility has been a big funding for GTR, however we recognised that our prospects demanded sooner turnaround, the perfect high quality and elevated efficiencies. Having the ability to meet the excessive requirements required to ship totally completed elements on to our purchasers’ manufacturing traces is an enormous step for us”. He added: “two of our premier supercar prospects have already permitted GTR as fully-finished manufacturing half provider and having this new facility is opening up alternatives for some thrilling one-off initiatives too – extra information on that entrance to comply with”.

Sitting alongside this new facility, GTR’s established high-precision composite manufacturing functionality is second to none. Chosen to fabricate crucial elements by corporations starting from the world’s most excessive know-how race automobile groups to crucial medical tools producers, the abilities, high quality and a focus to element embedded into GTR’s processes are greater than a match for precision sectors similar to aerospace and defence. With over 250 extremely expert employees on-site, GTR’s manufacturing amenities embrace ten in-house autoclaves ranging in sizes as much as 3m in diameter and 5.5m in size. This enables GTR to deal with each micro elements and bigger car sized assemblies alike.