Carbures establishes a manufacturing joint venture with Harbin Guanglian Aeronautic Composite Materials & Process Mounting Co., Ltd.

This joint venture created Harbin Carbures Guanglian Composite Aeronautic Co. Carbures will take majority equity stake in the Joint Venture.

Carbures is an engineering and manufacturing company in composite structures, specializing in carbon fiber. Their continuous generation of value and the know-how from starting as a research group has allowed Carbures to be a provider of carbon fiber structures in the aviation, naval, automotive, rail, infrastructure, and healthcare fields, working actively with the first level aeronautical constructors.

Guanglian Aeronautic Composite Materials Process & Equipment Co. is a manufacturer and distributor of carbon fiber parts for the aviation sector. It is a newly merged company between Guanglian Mould Company, Guanglian Precise Machinery Company and Chentuo Composite Company, with a focus on the niche market in China’s aviation industry.

The new joint venture will focus on composite products for civil aircrafts with advanced technology. Starting in 2014, it will manufacture structural composite parts of under seven metres long using hand lay-up technology for supply to Airbus at its near by Euro/Chinese joint venture Harbin Hafei Airbus Composite Manufacturing Centre.

“This investment will make Carbures the only Tier 2 supplier in the world with a presence in the major aviation markets of China, United States and Europe.”

Hannah Chapman, Carbures