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TISICS Limited: Strength through innovation and design


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TISICS has a unique European facility developing and manufacturing ceramic fibre and reinforced titanium and aluminium parts. The strength and stiffness improvements mean lighter, more efficient components and systems in space, aerospace, defence and energy. Its technology could be used to create 30% to 70% lighter aircraft parts, which would burn less fuel and create fewer emissions.

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Company Successes

March 2006: awarded £637k Airbus led TSB landing gear programme

May 2008: completed £1m capital investment to re-establish fibre and composite plant

November 2010: awarded UK TMC spline patent (Oct 2013 USA patent)

May 2012: started £1.2m TSB manufacturing project with £300K management investment

June 2012: started £400k Airbus led TSB space programme to develop satellite fuel tanks

We have had great support from the team in Surrey, not just the mentors but the whole team. They have provided great guidance. The investment events, whether we have made pitches, exhibited or just listened have really helped focus our thoughts on the next stage of investment."

"We aim to build Europe's first industrial plant and exploit this technology to establish a world leading capability initially in space then aerospace and defence but ultimately to high volume markets in the energy sector and automotive industry.

Stephen Kyle-Henney, Managing Director, TISICS Limited

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SETsquared Support

  • mentoring
  • investment readiness support
  • training courses
  • networking
  • investor meetings

As well as the investment advice and networking, SETsquared enabled a £15k feasibility study which has led us into the space sector and a €1m space sector bid inside 3 years.

Stephen Kyle-Henney, managing director, TISICS Limited

Fast Facts

Start Date: 2005

Website: www.tisics.co.uk

Market sectors: space and aviation

Location: Farnborough, Hampshire

Investment raised: £1.26m

Number of employees: 16

Company turnover: £805,000

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