Brecknell Willis Composites Ltd (BWC) was formed in 1996 as a result of amalgamating Composite Design Mouldings (a division of Brecknell Willis & Co Ltd) and Strachan & Fox Composites Ltd, which was acquired by the holding group Fandstan Electric Ltd in 1994. This coalition formed an alliance of existing technology, skills and a wide customer base making us one of the industry leaders in GRP design, manufacture and supply. In the 2nd quarter of 2014 Brecknell Willis Composites Ltd was acquired by the Wabtec Corporation.
We have a committed workforce of 50 operating from three production sites in Chard, Somerset, providing approximately 30,000ft² of manufacturing space. This is supported by a comprehensive trimming, assembly and finishing department, complete with spray paint & bake facilities and curing ovens. The resident quality engineering team oversees our ISO quality system. We provide Pattern & Mould manufacture, Prototype & Pre-production. We also offer volume production using various techniques including Contact Moulding, Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM) Infusion & Cold Press.
What we offer:

  • A design advisory service to assist clients in the aesthetics, materials and production techniques.
  • On-going support designed to help and follow the project during and after completion of contract.
  • Pattern & Mould manufacture Pre-production & prototype supply of GRP structures using a range of resin systems including Polyester, Vinylester, Phenolic & Epoxy Production tool and checking jig manufacture Reinforcements from glass, Carbon Fibre to various forms of Kevlar and Woven/Stitched fabrics Physical component size from hand held to 23 metre Radomes.
  • A quality and finish to meet the appropriate QA standards on a consistent basis.