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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 [...]

By |2019-10-22T15:24:07+00:00October 22nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2019-10-22T14:30:53+00:00October 22nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2019-10-22T14:08:24+00:00October 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2019-07-30T10:51:53+00:00July 30th, 2019|News|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2019-07-01T13:20:51+00:00July 1st, 2019|News|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2019-06-28T13:29:50+00:00June 27th, 2019|News|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2019-06-28T13:32:25+00:00October 29th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Zircotec is Growing!!

Shaping the Insulation Solutions of the Future! We have been talking a lot about some of the revolutionary projects we have been working on this year, including the APC funded Low Carbon Tractor, the bespoke colour development for an exclusive supercar release, composite battery coatings for electric vehicles and 'A' Class Finishes [...]

By |2019-06-28T13:32:52+00:00October 5th, 2018|News|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2019-06-28T13:33:34+00:00September 27th, 2018|News|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2019-06-28T13:34:05+00:00August 21st, 2018|News|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2019-06-28T13:34:49+00:00August 13th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Heat Shielding at Top Levels of Motorsport

Zircotec are known for the advanced ceramic thermal barrier coatings and heat shielding solutions most commonly seen in top levels of Motorsport.  The group now has a project & implementation team in place working towards developing what we believe will be a market leading heat shielding solution. The Groups most sought after [...]

By |2019-06-28T13:35:28+00:00July 24th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Zircotec Consultancy – Bespoke Colour Development

Zircotec Group are consulting a well-known supercar manufacturer in the development of a new thermal barrier coating to meet temperature and aesthetic requirements. Having developed longstanding relationships with multiple manufacturers we have been actively working to overcome current challenges within the Automotive sector, including light-weighting, high temperatures and aesthetics.  The Zircotec project [...]

By |2019-06-28T13:36:17+00:00July 3rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Composite Battery Coatings for Electric Vehicles

The New Zircotec Coating Enables Adoption of Composite Battery Cases for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles. Zircotec Group has developed a new conductive ceramic coating that enables vehicle manufacturers to use carbon or plastic composite battery casings for hybrid and electric vehicles. The coating overcomes composite’s inability to isolate the battery from electromagnetic [...]

By |2019-06-28T13:36:57+00:00May 3rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

‘A’ Class Finishes For Carbon Composites

Zircotec Group has developed the first plasma applied thermal barrier coating that can be utilised with composites that require a Class A display surface.   The new technology allows vehicle manufacturers to use the lightweight material in places that have previously not been possible, such as aerodynamic aids near exhaust pipes or the exhaust shrouds [...]

By |2019-06-28T13:37:36+00:00March 6th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Technical Partnership with Power Maxed Racing

Zircotec and BTCC Team, Power Maxed Racing, Have Entered into a Technical Partnership for the 2018 Season. Zircotec Group has entered into a technical partnership with British Touring Car Championship Team, Power Maxed Racing.  The partnership aims to further develop high-performing, lightweight thermal barrier products to assist PMR in establishing a competitive advantage [...]

By |2019-06-28T13:38:16+00:00February 23rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

R&D Facility Investments

Zircotec Have Invested in a New R&D Facility Following Industry Demand for Data-Driven Developments. Zircotec has created an R&D facility to accelerate the development of new thermal coatings, heat shields, and manufacturing processes.  Under the leadership of Dr. Paul Prince, a chemist with a background in nanotechnology, the facility will provide a wealth of [...]

By |2018-02-16T12:43:50+00:00February 7th, 2018|News, Zircoflex, Zircotec|0 Comments

Zircotec Acquires Renowned Technical Director

New Technical Director joins Zircotec Group from leading international surface solutions provider. Zircotec Group are increasing their technical capability by appointing Simon Hiiemae as Technical Director. The move aims to broaden the company’s portfolio of thermal barrier solutions for the automotive industry following an increased demand for wear resistant and anti-corrosion coatings. Hiiemae joins [...]

By |2019-06-28T13:39:27+00:00January 23rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Zircotec Developed Solutions for Formula 1 Brake Ducts

Zircotec’s pioneering thermal barrier technology is the choice of solution for many teams across the F1 grid for the protection of composite brake ducts. With the 2018 season of Formula 1 rapidly closing in on us, Zircotec are taking a look at their involvement in the historical sport, which has seen some of the [...]

By |2019-06-28T13:40:54+00:00January 16th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Zircotec Provides Thermal Barrier Solutions for Wheels

The world's first, totally electronic street race category, Formula E, is breaking boundaries in the Motorsport world with it’s raw electric power and advanced technical capabilities.   With genuine competition between drivers, the 2017/2018 championship is set to be an exciting competition for the Motorsport industry and fans alike. The vehicle specifications are limited to [...]

By |2019-06-28T13:41:54+00:00December 15th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Zircotec Group Acquires Performance 1 Coatings

Acquisition of Performance 1 Coatings provides a one-stop-shop for ceramic coatings, from aesthetic-protection to premium thermal barrier coatings Performance 1 Coatings (P1C), the exhaust coating and thermal management specialist popular with tuners and the performance aftermarket, has been acquired by Zircotec Group. The takeover, which includes 100% of the P1C business, widens the breadth [...]

By |2019-08-13T08:50:27+00:00September 4th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Carbon Composite Coatings within Motorsport

Composite Coatings Zircotec, over the years, have developed their coating processes to allow for composite materials to receive the same performance enhancing benefits as other materials have.  Therefore allowing the most prestigious categories of Motorsport to continue their efforts to reduce weight, whilst increasing the durability of parts in high temperature environments; something that [...]

By |2019-06-28T13:45:07+00:00August 15th, 2017|Motorsport, News|0 Comments

Performance Coatings for Performance Cars

Modifying vehicles is becoming increasingly popular, resulting in a common theme of increased under-bonnet temperatures - temperatures that these unmodified vehicles were not designed to reach.  Luckily, there are many means to combat these temperatures.  Our technique just happens to also result in a fantastic looking finish like no other. The Performance coatings are [...]

By |2019-06-28T13:46:20+00:00August 1st, 2017|Motorsport, News, Zircotec|0 Comments

What is Plasma Spraying?

If you are a regular visitor to the website, or have even just visited our “processes” page one time, you may be aware that we apply our thermal barrier application via a plasma-spray process. Which sounds pretty cool, but I was made aware yesterday that not everyone knows what that actually means and why [...]

By |2019-06-28T13:47:37+00:00July 25th, 2017|Motorsport, News, Zircotec|0 Comments

Time Attack Championship 2017

A massive problem in most motorsport categories is under bonnet temperature, and this year's Time Attack Championship is no different.  Zircotec have worked with numerous teams throughout this season, including the top 2 teams in Club 2WD and the number 1 ranked team in Club Pro Class. Neil Wrenn, who is currently 2nd in [...]

By |2018-02-16T12:45:01+00:00July 11th, 2017|Motorsport, News, Zircotec|1 Comment