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Since we perfected our CNC foam cutting techniques, demand for the service has steadily increased such that even running 24/7 we were unable to satisfy all our customers.

TUM CREATE is a joint research programme between Technische Universität München (TUM) in Germany and Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

On 1st July we were joined by Matt Manley as our new Technical Apprentice. Matt has already completed his Level 2 qualification at Chesterfield College and so will start Level 3 (ONC) in September

During the three days we had a number of interested visitors to the stand. Those new to SDC were surprised by the extent of our in-house capability shown in the “all under one roof” theme. Those who already knew SDC were impressed by our pace of change and improvement. “This was a first real step […]

SDC has experienced substantial growth over the last couple of years. This, together with the imminent introduction of new products, additional capability and our strategic requirement for additional manufacturing capacity led us to search for additional space. We were fortunate enough to find the ideal site within a few hundred yards at 19 Charity Road […]

During the first quarter of 2013, SDC will commence manufacture of a fully trimmed drivers seat for a customer servicing the rail industry. This represents an interesting and significant step in that rail is a new sector for SDC, this is a new customer and also offers an opportunity to further develop the seat complete side of […]

When Beamlight Automotive went into Administration recently, one of their customers was faced with an urgent requirement to resource their business. As we were an existing production supplier to the OEM, SDC were one of 6 companies asked to quote. We quickly went into intensive planning and capacity analysis together with risk identification and counter measures. In the end it […]

SDC is entering into a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Warwick University, a programme supported by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB). Under this scheme, we will select an engineering post graduate to work at our site in Derbyshire for a minimum of two years, during which there will be a two way learning process. The post […]

SDC has been working closely with a team of private investors who are set to relaunch a famous British sports car marque. The new vehicle is currently at the prototype stage and SDCs development engineers have worked alongside other specialist engineers engaged on the project. The first prototype seat has been quite a challenge working […]

Working closely with Nottingham Trent University, SDC commissioned a small group of post graduate MBA students from Rollins College in Florida for an in depth research study into market sectors offering potential growth for the seating company. The team flew to the UK and spent one week of concentrated activity focused on four market sectors […]