Jun 5, 2014

JOHN BEVERIDGE HERALD SUN JUNE 04, 2014 12:00AM

QUICKSTEP Holdings is rapidly becoming a serious world player in the manufacture of hi-tech carbon fibre panels.

With revenue doubling, chairman Tony Quick has joined the executive ranks so that executive director Philippe Odouard is freed up to drive the growth of new products and stock up the executive team.

At the moment Quickstep is best known for supplying parts for a variety of fighter jets and transport planes.

However, now that the Quickstep process has been well proved in demanding situations, the big opportunity lies in the automotive sector.

With most car manufacturers desperately trying to cut weight to improve fuel economy, carbon fibre parts are an obvious answer, being half the weight of steel and 30 per cent lighter than aluminium.

Initially the panels will appear in high-end sport cars but as costs fall, production will include everyday cars.

 

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