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Our GRP Service

GRP manufacturer that offers
cost efficiency & high quality.

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GRP Manufacturing NORCO Composites & GRP

Originally established to manufacture boats, we have evolved & grown to include a wide range of GRP structures.

Facilities & Equipment

  • 56,000 sqft dedicated to GRP construction
  • Six 3.2 tonne twin gantry cranes
  • Climate controlled laminating area
  • Spray Shop with 4,500 sqft floor space
    • Spay booth 1 (10.3m x 6m x 3m)
    • Spray booth 2 (9 m x 4m x 3m)
  • CNC Centre with 7,200 sqft floor space
    • CNC 5 Axis Router (15m x 8.5m x 3.5m)
    • CNC 5-Axis Router (X = 3600mm Y = 1800mm Z = 1200mm)
    • CNC 3-Axis Routers (1300mm x 2500mm bed (8’ x 4’) / 1820mm x 3090mm bed (10’ x 5’))
    • Assyst Bullmer prepreg & dry fabric CNC ply cutter

From CAD to Reality

We offer a full solution from CAD to delivery of final product. This includes 5 Axis CNC Patterns and direct or indirect mould tools, design for manufacture and CMM verification through to manufacturing, assembly and fit of the final product, in a variety of chosen process methods and materials.

Processes and Materials

Here at NORCO we have the capability to offer a range of material and process methods of manufacture including; traditional polyester and vinyl ester hard laminates, vac consolidation of cores, full vacuum infusion, epoxy, pre-preg glass or carbon.

We can manufacture marine products in hand lay, rtm light, resin and even pre-preg high gloss UV stable clear coat carbon fibre for every part of a boat from bow to stern, inside and out.

Finishing

We have a dedicated fully skilled finishing team and can offer primer type finishes ready for paint preparation or high gloss gelcoated surfaces. Our low bake oven is suitable for items up to 7m x 4m x 2m with larger structures such as hull patterns catered for by mobile tenting & extraction.

We acknowledge all our customers have individual requirements from paint finishes and batches of work or single jobs are each tailored to suit your needs. We also have 2 large scale composite ovens suitable for post-curing, hulls, decks and parts to 20m.

We have been producing GRP mouldings since our beginning 30 years ago. As a result, we have become GRP manufacturing specialist of double finished surfaces, split GRP mouldings, and traditional single surface methods.

Due to our efficient and diligent work ethos, we are one of the UK’s largest GRP manufacturers of hulls, decks, and superstructures for the marine industry. We supply around 1250 different mouldings per week, which includes shower trays, helms, radar arches, bathing platforms, garage doors, hardtops and flybridges. In addition, we manufacture decks and hulls to include engine heads, bulkheads, stringers and tanks.

Whether you are looking for a key supply partner of fully assembled small mouldings to complement your own production, or you require hulls and or decks (from 3m to 30m), NORCO can offer assistance and a cost-effective solution tailor-made to your needs.

Our GRP Capabilities

Operating from five sites with an overall capacity of 100,000 sq ft.

Our GRP Case Studies

Successfully meeting our
customers requirements.

Our GRP Customers

Working in partnership
with our customers.

Latest News

Find out what is
happening at NORCO.

New Lead At Our Spray Shop

New Lead At Our Spray Shop

We caught up with our new spray shop supervisor, Simon Baker: "As you may or may not be aware of, I have only recently taken over the spray shop from Chris Wood…

NORCO October 21, 2020
Wheelhouse Mould Released for Royal Navy Project

Wheelhouse Mould Released for Royal Navy Project

The wheelhouse mould for two 19m Royal Navy fast patrol vessels was successfully released at our GRP centre. This key milestone in the project demonstrates NORCO's…

NORCO September 16, 2020
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