New Member : Composites UK
07 JUN 2018
Composites UK joins the European Composites Industry Association
The European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA), the European platform for the composites industry, is pleased to announce the further expansion of its membership with the addition of Composites UK, the trade association for the UK composites industry.
Headquartered in Brussels, EuCIA represents European national composites associations, as well as industry-specific sector groups, at EU level. EuCIA members benefit from a stronger voice at European level and are better positioned to influence legislative measures.
Composites UK's mission is to encourage growth and development of the UK composites industry, promoting the best practice use of composite materials. Founded in 1989, the association has grown significantly over recent years and today supports nearly 350 members.
Composites UK's Chairman, Chris Taylor, notes that one of the association's primary roles involves representing the industry's interests in ever more complex legislation, and this is one of key factors in its decision to join EuCIA.
"We need to have a stronger voice in the legislative decisions taken beyond the UK and as Brexit approaches being part of a European organisation is now more relevant than ever," he explains. "Europe is a substantial market for the UK and to be part of that, and able to influence it, is crucial."
"We are delighted to welcome Composites UK as the latest National Member of EuCIA," states Robert Frassine, President of EuCIA. "EuCIA has successfully raised the visibility of composites at EU level and we actively advocate for a balanced legislative environment for the industry. We look forward to a fruitful exchange of information and strengthened collaboration with Composites UK."
An interview with Chris Taylor is available on the EuCIA website.
Composites UK is committed to furthering the UK composites industry by supporting knowledge transfer, skills, apprenticeships and the need for further education. (Image courtesy of the National Composites Centre.)
The European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA), headquartered in Brussels, represents European national composite associations as well as industry-specific sector groups at EU level. With the support of its members EuCIA is promoting a good trading environment in an innovative and growing European composites industry.
The mission, objectives and activities of EuCIA are structured under three key pillars:
We Know – Industrial education and sharing of best practices;
We Show – Being active at EU level and influencing decision-making;
We Grow – Industrial growth and membership expansion across Europe.
More than 10,000 companies and an estimated 150,000 employees are actively involved in composites production across Europe.
Julie Leroy, Secretary-General, EuCIA
Tel: +32 2 706 89 06
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