Associations and Partners

Technical Composite Systems

Technical Composite Systems (TCS) offers a complete composite manufacturing solution for high quality composite components across a diverse range of industries. We specialise in supplying the international aerospace and defence community by combining engineering experience and material expertise with a customer focused culture.

Our manufacturing facility – located in south west UK – offers multiple composite manufacturing solutions, depending on the technical and commercial requirements.


Versatote have been designing and manufacturing ‘standard’ plastic tote boxes since 2001. These stackable, nestable, heavy duty containers are designed with longevity in mind. We continuously strive to improve and modify the Versatote range to meet our customers’ requirements.

We also work closely with partner companies who design and manufacture warehouse picking and delivery systems to ensure our plastic tote boxes are ahead of the game in terms of changing specifications.

GTMA: Engineering Companies Trade Association

GTMA is a UK-based trade association representing leading companies in precision engineering, rapid product development, toolmaking, tooling technologies, metrology and other critical manufacturing related products and services.


West of England Aerospace Forum

WEAF aims to champion the sectors by working in collaboration with partners like EEN, UKTI to provide critical support services such as international collaboration, export and marketing opportunities. It also works tirelessly to share best practice and showcase the sectors through their Aerospace/defence and Advanced Manufacturing Annual conferences and through its membership listings and Capabilities Database. WEAF helps promote members online , which offers a unique shop window for their services and products.


Torbay Development Agency

As an award winning provider of business and property services the TDA makes a real difference to the lives of people living and working in the South West delivering innovative and practical programmes in areas including job and business creation.

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SC21 is a change programme designed to accelerate the competitiveness of the aerospace & defence industry by raising the performance of its supply chains. International competition, together with the challenges posed by the defence industrial strategy, necessitates rapid improvement in the effectiveness of our supply chains. At the same time, industry must ensure that it delivers competitive solutions for customers whilst maintaining profitable business growth.