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June saw the launch of the production tooling for our new lightweight seat. Branded “Greenlight” series production will commence later this year

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)

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 […]

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 […]

SDC has been working closely with the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) during the first three months of the year to achieve the next key milestone on their high profile low carbon vehicle project. WMG is the lead partner in a £19M Low Carbon Vehicle Technology Project. The project is funded by Advantage West Midlands (AWM) […]

SDC were presented with the prestigious Bronze Recognition Award, in the 21st Century Supply Chains (SC21) programme, designed to accelerate improvements in the competitiveness of the UK ‘s aerospace and defence industry by raising the performance of its supply chain.   The SC21 Recognition Awards Scheme, run by A|D|S – the trade body advancing UK AeroSpace, Defence and Security industries, offers […]

The Turret seats designed and developed by SDC in close collaborationwith BAE Land Systems for the Warrior armoured vehicle have been officially recognised as exceptional. Pictured are BAE’s Phil Richards and David Smith presenting the 2010 Chairman’s Bronze Award to SDC’s own David Smith (centre).   In accepting the award on behalf of the design […]

At the invitation of BAE Systems SDC is fully engaged in SC21 (Supply Chain 21st Century) the initiative which is rapidly gaining recognition within the military supply base. SD21 is the umbrella for a number of interesting initiatives, tools and techniques, not unlike those used in the automotive arena. We are now partnered with the Midlands […]