Radomes, Armoured Vehicle Parts and Satellite Dishes

Defence and Communication


Composite materials offer a range of benefits in modern defence applications. The high relative strength and stiffness of composite materials provides the ability to balance weight saving and increased mechanical properties over an equivalent steel structure, resulting in a higher performance component, which is completely customisable to each individual application.

Composite materials can also provide effective ballistic protection in certain applications, while offering significantly reduced weight compared to alternatives such as steel and aluminium. Other properties such as impact and fatigue resilience combined with excellent corrosion resistance make composite materials ideally suited for modern defence requirements.

Norco has an array of experience in defence specific applications spanning from helicopter doors and life-raft release mechanisms, to naval radomes, radar towers, armoured vehicle sub-frames and panelling.

Norco continues to consistently produce and innovate new products for the satellite and communications industry. Recent developments in composite materials have seen a move to lighter, stiffer and larger satellite dishes, providing more effective deployment for any application. Our knowledge and experience with large, high tolerance industrial tooling has allowed us to consistently exceed expectations and accuracy requirements throughout previous communications projects.

About Us

Norco Holdings Ltd is a privately owned business formed in 1985 in Poole, Dorset. The company was established to manufacture boats but has evolved and grown to include a wide range of composite and GRP structures for multiple clients in the marine, defence, communications, automotive, aerospace and leisure sectors. it employs in excess of 150 people and operates from four sites with an overall capacity of over 85,000 square feet. The Company is accredited to ISO9001, 14001 and 18001.

Norco Holdings has two main operating Divisions: Norco Composites and Norco GRP.

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33 Holton Road
Holton Heath Industrial Estate
Holton Heath
BH16 6LT
Tel: 01202 623934
Email: info@norco.co.uk

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