Pentaxia is a rapidly growing Advanced Engineering business, founded in 2008 and focussed on delivering world class tooling and composite component solutions across a wide range of market sectors.
The company is based in a modern 27,500sq ft facility, centrally located in the UK (in Derby). As a business we consider ourselves as a “turnkey” or “end to end” solution provider, undertaking all aspects of supply from tooling design, manufacturing and component production, right through to surface finishing (painting and lacquer). This “umbrella” strategy helps minimise interfaces and ensures complete project management control from order placement to component/tooling delivery (helping to reduce lead times and total cost).
Working with many demanding, high-profile clients across aerospace, defence, luxury automotive and bespoke sectors, we’ve quickly developed a strong reputation in the market to ensure predictable, on-time and quality manufacturing. Owing to the specific volume of aerospace activities we undertake, we are also AS9100 Rev C accredited.
We regularly invest in our plant and equipment, adopting a continuous investment strategy to ensure we maintain our competitive advantage. Adopting a plant and machinery duplication policy also demonstrates our commitment to minimising any possible delays should we experience any service downtime.
As a fast emerging advanced composites supplier, our founding DNA lies in 5-axis machining, this is demonstrated with a generous capacity of five 5-axis machines at our disposal. Our 5-axis machines are capable of a variety of functions including pattern making, composite machining, trimming etc.
With two high specification autoclaves and three composite presses we have a wealth of capability and expertise to hand when it comes to composite manufacturing. Our composite department floorplan enables laminating rooms (four in total) to be dedicated to specific customer requirements.
Our largest laminating room was completed in late 2014 specifically for high volume automotive OEM composite supply. This ten workstation laminating room can be utilised exclusively for volume supply projects. We also have a confidential laminating room for any sensitive composite projects.
We are also very proud of our high specification paint and lacquer facility, capable of producing gloss or satin lacquered components to demanding luxury OEM standards, working with a wide range of material suppliers.
What are we most proud of within the business? Our people – we have a fantastic, highly talented team, from Laminators, Trimmers and Project Engineers to the senior management, each person with undisputed experience in their respective fields.