TRW Automotive is the leader in automotive safety, producing advanced active systems in braking, steering and suspension and sophisticated occupant safety systems for inflatable restraints, seat belts and steering wheels. With approximately 66,300 employees working in more than 200 locations in every vehicle producing region, TRW is using continuous improvement tools such as Six Sigma to ensure the shipment of top quality components.
For over 150 years, Smith & Nephew has developed advanced medical devices for healthcare professionals around the world. Their pioneering technologies enable nurses, surgeons and other medical practitioners to provide effective treatment more quickly and economically.
Teer Coatings Ltd. is a specialist PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) coating company, consisting of three main parts: the design and manufacture of a wide range of coating deposition equipment, test equipment and magnetrons; commercial coating services; and R&D - both contract and in house.
The Oerlikon Group is one of the most innovative and research-intensive industrial groups in the world. Six of the company's business units are active in machine and plant engineering: solar technology, thin-film coating, vacuum systems, textile machines, drive systems and precision components. In 2007, more than 19,000 employees at 170 sites in 35 countries generated sales of CHF 5.6 billion at an EBIT of CHF 496 million.
Shipham Valves is one of the longest established and most highly respected valve manufacturers in the world, with a Global reputation for excellence in product design, quality, reliability and the highest levels of customer service. Since the 1930's, Shipham Valves have been involved as a key valve supplier within the British Royal Navy and Ministry of Defence, satisfying the needs of a market known for its arduous requirements for product performance and reliability, quality assurance, traceablity, certification, and documentation.
The Ilmor company was founded by Mario Illien, Paul Morgan and Roger Penske in 1984. It quickly became successful in Indy racing and progressed to competing in Formula One in the early nineties, winning the world championship with McLaren in ’98 and ’99. Ilmor now possesses its own independent design, development, testing and manufacturing facilities, along with the necessary support functions such as finance, procurement, production planning and inspection, employing 60 staff in total. Our main business is the development and production of racing engines, from conception through to trackside. In addition, we currently have some interesting projects in the defence arena.