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Staff at Creative Composites, Lisburn, recently had the opportunity to see the fruits of their labours in the flesh, or, more correctly, in its predominantly composite form. Creative Composites manufactures a range of composite components for Lotus Cars, the Norfolk-based sports car manufacturer, including the entire exterior of the Exige Sport 350, and it was therefore a pleasure for all staff, and particularly the manufacturing team, that Ballyrobert Cars provided a new Lotus Exige Sport 350 from their Mallusk showroom to showcase at their Lisburn facility.
Managing Director of Creative Composites, Jonathan Holmes commented, “Creative Composites is currently enjoying a period of growth, as we invest in our factory and expand into a diverse range of sectors where the applications for composites are endless, however customers such as Lotus Cars, one of our most loyal and important Tier 1 automotive clients, remain at the heart of what we do. Our partnership has been based on innovative design and an excellent working relationship over many years and we are excited to be collaborating on new projects with Lotus, as well as continuing to supply their current manufacture, including the agile and powerful Exige Sport 350.”
Creative Composites is the main supplier of composite components to Lotus Cars, one of the UK’s leading sports car manufacturers, manufacturing a range of components from durable and lightweight composite materials. Lotus builds some of the world’s best respected, and highest performing sports cars, including the benchmark Evora 400, the iconic Elise, and the revered Exige. The fact that Lisburn-based Creative Composites makes such a significant contribution to the manufacture of these globally-renowned models underlines the success and expertise of a highly-skilled and ambitious local company.
With reference to the car on-site, Jonathan continued, “Many thanks to John Lyle and team at Ballyrobert Cars for supplying the Exige Sport 350 for our factory showcase. A unique sports-car, in an unique colour, in our factory, surrounded by the skilled people involved in producing the parts, the goodwill and pride generated was palpable and served to highlight the positive strides Creative Composites has taken in recent times, and continues to take with a bright future ahead.”
With design, R&D, manufacture and sales all based in Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Creative Composites serves global OEMs and blue-chip companies with composite materials which have advantageous properties over traditional metals and plastics. The company is served by a purpose-built manufacturing facility and has expertise across a range of manufacturing technologies serving a diverse range of industries including automotive, rail, bus & coach, off-highway and medical.