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Zircotec Production Team expands to support investment in operational performance

At the start of October, we welcomed Katrina Pullen as Production Manager. Katrina has been brought in to support our continuous growth and assist the production processes. Katrina has 13 years’ experience in production, starting her career as a Production Operator and working her way up through various job roles including Team Leader, EHS [...]

2020-10-22T14:50:49+00:00October 22nd, 2020|News|

Zircotec staff take part in 6S training to improve overall productivity

A number of Zircotec staff took part in a two-day training course last week, to learn the 6S process and how it can minimise waste and maximise value. At Zircotec we are focused on continuous improvement and becoming a lean business to improve productivity levels throughout the business. The 6S model comprises of: Sort [...]

2020-10-13T08:25:49+00:00October 13th, 2020|News|

Zircotec increase capacity ten-fold following £2.5M investment

Automotive and motorsports heat management specialists Zircotec, based near Oxford, is set to grow significantly this year, with a ten-fold increase in capacity. This follows a £2.5 million investment into much larger premises and new equipment. The workforce is also increasing to meet the exceptional demand. This comes after having to overcome some unexpected [...]

2020-09-15T09:39:27+00:00September 15th, 2020|In the Press, News|

Zircotec Approved for NMCL Automotive Funding

After months of hard work, we are pleased to announce that Zircotec has been approved for NMCL Automotive Funding - available to only 100 manufactures from the UK Automotive Supply Chain. Sales Director, Graeme Barette, started the process back in January 2019. Since then many hours and efforts have been put into building the [...]

2020-07-21T09:13:09+00:00July 21st, 2020|News|

Zircotec welcomes new recruits

Zircotec welcomes new recruits! The Zircotec Group is increasingly growing year on year, and our team is expanding rapidly. Since June alone we have welcomed three new recruits in varying areas of the business. Our engineering team in particular is expanding to aid us with more test data for the Zircotec products, ensuring the [...]

2020-07-16T14:54:50+00:00July 16th, 2020|News|

Zircotec has Aston Martin’s back

Zircotec has been revealed as providing cutting-edge heat management expertise to protect Aston Martin’s Valkyrie from tailpipe gas temperatures upwards of 600°C. ‘Everything around the rear end of the car is ceramic Zircotec-coated because of the temperatures we see here – about 600 degrees C,’ said Libby Meigh, Colour and Material Manager for Aston [...]

2020-08-12T12:51:34+00:00April 1st, 2020|News|

Technical Partnership between PMR and Zircotec Group goes to the next level for 2020

F1 technology developed within BTCC Power Maxed Racing today announce that their technical partnership with Zircotec Group, thermal management experts, will continue with the added benefit of Zircotec’s enhanced performance heat shielding expertise to take the partnership to the next level. The partnership for the 2020 season will provide a platform for Zircotec to [...]

2020-08-12T12:49:33+00:00February 26th, 2020|News, PMR|

Zircotec Group expands its performance heat shielding department with the addition of specialist design engineer to the team

Daniel Graham’s extensive knowledge within F1, motorsports and OEM heat shielding design will be an asset to Zircotec’s continuing growth Zircotec Group has expanded its projects team to include Dan Graham, Principal Design Engineer (Specialist Systems), with the task of growing and developing their performance heat shielding facility. He will also be supporting the [...]

2020-08-12T12:48:06+00:00January 22nd, 2020|News|

Zircotec a leading nominee for Motorsport Industry Business of the Year Award

We are delighted to announce we are a leading nominee for the Business of the Year Award with annual sales under £5m, with the winner to be announced in January at the Motorsport Industry Association’s Business Excellence Awards. Zircotec® is a registered Trade Mark of Zircotec Group.

2020-08-12T12:47:32+00:00December 17th, 2019|News|

Zircotec is operating over the Festive Season

At Zircotec, work on our new factory is nearing completion, with the addition of more capital equipment. We have a new Grit Blast room, and more robots for our Plasma booths. We are also sprucing up our reception area, as you can see from the image above. We will be operating normal hours, applying [...]

2020-08-12T12:46:43+00:00December 17th, 2019|News|

Zircotec Group wins SME of the Year 2019

We're delighted to win Thames Valley Business Magazine 'SME of the Year' Award 2019, sponsored by James Cowper Kreston. Judges considered the following when deciding on the winners of the award: Current business performance Growth over the past two years Potential for future growth in years ahead Examples of innovation in products, services, and/or [...]

2020-08-12T12:45:50+00:00November 29th, 2019|News|

Zircotec’s Plasma-Spray Technology goes into new £2m Premises

Our new premises, with over £2m investment, continues to take shape. We have positioned the grit blasters and installed the technology within the first plasma booth. This is the technology we use to produce our range of ultra-high-quality coatings, heat shield materials and ceramics components. We are starting working 24-hour shifts to catch up [...]

2020-08-12T12:44:40+00:00November 22nd, 2019|News|

Zircotec’s paint booth extraction duct work installed

It’s onwards and definitely upwards at Zircotec this week. We had duct work going in at height for the curing oven and 2 of the paint booth extraction systems. Just 4 booths to go! You can view our latest time lapse footage on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Orkk4ONvwZQ Zircotec® is a registered Trade Mark of Zircotec Group. [...]

2019-11-01T08:54:34+00:00November 1st, 2019|News|

Zircotec’s paint booths installed

So, it’s Friday already! What have we achieved at Zircotec this week? Our paint booths are built, the gas lines are in and the grit blasters are in place. If you’d like to see how we’re getting on, you can view the time lapse footage on YouTube: https://youtu.be/2QOSn3hkDc8 Zircotec® is a registered Trade Mark [...]

2019-10-28T09:51:44+00:00October 25th, 2019|News|

Zircotec Group announced as SME of the Year finalist 2019

At Zircotec Group, we are delighted we’ve been named as SME of the Year finalist in the Thames Valley Business Magazine Awards 2019, sponsored by James Cowper Kreston. Judges will consider the following when deciding on the winners of the award: Current business performance Growth over the past two years Potential for future growth [...]

2019-10-22T15:24:07+00:00October 22nd, 2019|News|

Construction continues at Zircotec’s new premises

Our plasma booths are almost complete at Zircotec Group. Next, we are building the paint booths, installing the gases, grit blast and compressed air so it’s a big week for the company. If you’d like to see how things are progressing, we have the second part of our time lapse footage here that will [...]

2019-10-22T14:30:53+00:00October 22nd, 2019|News|

Construction is well under way at Zircotec’s new premises

At Zircotec Group, we wanted to capture the development within our new facility as the building work takes place. During days 1-3 last week, our plasma booths were built within our production area. If you’d like to see how that went, we have time lapse footage here that will take 1:17 mins of your [...]

2019-10-22T14:08:24+00:00October 14th, 2019|News|

Zircotec Group Shortlisted for British Engineering Excellence Award 2019

ZircoFlex® Heat Shield is nominated in Materials Application of the Year category Zircotec Group’s ZircoFlex® Heat Shield has been shortlisted in the Materials Application of the Year category in the 10th Anniversary British Engineering Excellence Awards. “We are delighted to have our ZircoFlex® Heat Shield shortlisted in the Materials Application of the Year category [...]

2019-07-30T10:51:53+00:00July 30th, 2019|News|

Team Expanded to Deliver Customer Excellence Strategy

2019 sees us expanding our operations and commercial teams in line with the exciting changes and the continued growth of the Zircotec Group. Zircotec's expanded team are working together to deliver our customer excellence strategy. The new employees are experienced in improving processes and delivering the customer excellence strategy devised around the high standards and [...]

2019-07-01T13:20:51+00:00July 1st, 2019|News|

Zircotec Staff Awarded Lean Management Qualification

Zircotec is proud to announce that 5 employees have successfully completed the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Lean Organisation Management Techniques. Brian Holmes, Louise Cox, Phil Westland, Joshua Herbert and Robert Pask, pictured, were all awarded the qualification that aims to improve business performance by giving them an understanding of lean organisation techniques, introducing [...]

2019-06-28T13:29:50+00:00June 27th, 2019|News|

Driving Continuous Improvement

Implementation of Expert Operational Team to Drive Continuous Improvement! Andy Coyle has joined the Zircotec Group as Operations Manager to oversee large changes happening within the business and to drive continuous improvement strategies alongside the growth of the business. Andy Coyle joined the group in September with a wealth of experience [...]

2019-06-28T13:32:25+00:00October 29th, 2018|News|

Support for the Automotive Industry

How the APC Funded Low Carbon Tractor Project is Helping Zircotec Support Supercar Manufacturers. Over the past 12 months, Zircotec Group has developed significantly thanks to the support from APC and CNH in the endeavour to generate a carbon neutral agricultural tractor.  At a surface level, you may not think the technology we [...]

2019-06-28T13:33:34+00:00September 27th, 2018|News|

A Look Back at the Aston Martin One-77

The One-77 was one of the first British Hyper Road Vehicles to bring the concept of using carbon composite for bodywork to life, and partly made a reality by the thermal barrier expertise of Zircotec. Carbon Fibre itself is a strong, lightweight, man-made material that first made its debut on the road [...]

2019-06-28T13:34:05+00:00August 21st, 2018|News|

Zircotec join APC Funded Government Initiative

Zircotec confirms that we are providing expertise to a pioneering government funded initiative to develop viable and cost-effective low carbon off-highway vehicle technologies. Zircotec is part of a consortium of major UK Automotive suppliers to be awarded funding through the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop viable and cost-effective gas-fuelled off-highway [...]

2019-06-28T13:34:49+00:00August 13th, 2018|News|