Quickstep Holdings has signed a Manufacturing Partnership Agreement with ATR Group, a leading Italian company that designs, prototypes and manufactures structural parts and components in advanced composite materials.
Based in Colonnella, Italy, the ATR Group manufactures and supplies advanced composite components for the automotive, aerospace and other industrial markets.
Quickstep CEO and Managing Director, Mark Burgess, said the arrangement with a highly respected composites company such as ATR provides the company with a strong partnership in the European market.
“Europe is at the forefront of composite material and process technology and our continued investment in that market means it will be a significant growth driver for Quickstep over the next five years,” Mr Burgess noted.
“Our proprietary out-of-autoclave process technology Qure and the Quickstep Production System (QPS) have been extremely well received by prospective automotive and aerospace customers as well as raw material suppliers.”
“ATR has key strengths in design, development, tooling and advanced manufacturing across both the automotive and aerospace sectors. We have big ambitions and high expectation for this agreement.”
Valter Proietti, President and CEO of ATR Group, said the partnership will focus on developing sales and parts manufacturing opportunities with customers in both the automotive and aerospace sectors.
“ATR are really excited about the future benefits of cooperating with Quickstep on their Out of Autoclave patented technology Qure,” he added.
“The Qure technology in conjunction with Quickstep Production System (QPS) and ATR’s strong carbon fibre heritage and current capabilities will provide us with a strong competitive advantage, to expand our market and customers in Europe.”