December 17th 2013
DIAB Australia has announced a new partnership agreement for the supply and distribution of its core materials in the Australian region with ATL Composites, a leading supplier of epoxy resins and manufacturer and distributor of advanced composite materials. Through the partnership, the companies plan to strengthen their services to the composites industry, offering specialised core materials and other raw materials and services, including core kitting and engineering, to a wide range of composite manufacturers. The companies will increase local manufacturing capabilities in the region providing the availability of a wide variety of core types and finishes for advanced processing such as infusion, pre-preg and LRTM processing. The partners will also offer advanced kitting of materials which include thermoforming and 5 axis machining. DIAB's Composites Consulting Group will strengthen the offering with structural engineering based in Sydney and the Gold Coast region.
Managing Director of DIAB Australia Mr Todd Henry commented "DIAB has a long history of being locally placed in the market in Australia since 1984 and will continue to have its Australasian headquarters and staff located here. We will continue developing lightweight innovative solutions and products for the composites industry and will develop and foster new segments and industries. We will continue to grow composites in non-traditional areas by introducing the benefits of such materials and engineering. We see strong synergies in ATL with DIAB and its business philosophy and we believe we can now provide the market with a first class offering of advance composite materials, services and solutions, through a highly skilled and dedicated team of people within our partnership."
Nicholas Cossich, Managing Director of ATL Composites commented "We are extremely positive about the opportunity to work with DIAB Australia. DIAB are international leaders in structural core materials, and we have an established position as epoxy formulators and manufacturers of structural components for high performance structures. We see this alliance as key to strengthening both companies' positions in our existing markets, and expanding into the emerging composite markets of architecture and civilconstruction."
For more information contact:
Todd Henry Managing Director
Phone: Mobile: +61 418 532 385
Office: +61 7 55026140
DIAB is a world-leading supplier of sandwich composite solutions that make our customers' products stronger, lighter and more competitive. DIAB's solutions include a wide range of core materials, cost effective core kits, a wide range of finishing options and a comprehensive set of composite know how. DIAB also provides a series of consulting services within composite technology through Composites Consulting Group. DIAB provides sandwich composites solutions within Wind energy, Marine, Transportation, Aerospace and Industry. DIAB is a global company with sales and customer support in 16 countries and an extensive network of distributors. DIAB has six strategically located manufacturing units in order to serve its global customers on a local basis. DIAB is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Swedish private equity company Ratos AB.