Vision Systems is setting up a new production unit to produce composite parts. A dedicated 1,000m² area will be developed at the group’s Brignais site in France, and is scheduled to be fully operational by the end of 2015.
The development is being carried out in three phases. During the summer, the machining center will be installed, and RTM, thermocompression, machining and bonding activities will be transferred to the new area. A draping room, a cutting room and a clean room will be set up by the end of 2015. The fourth quarter of the year will see the construction of new thermocompression equipment, and in 2016 an autoclave will be procured.
In addition to existing products (which include cyclic sticks, window stiffeners, tubes and shells for shades, sun visor casings and door handles for helicopters), new applications – such as jettisonable helicopter windows and bay windows and frames for the marine and rail markets – will be extended.