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NEWS investment

Hutchinson: more and more composites
With its September buyout of Composite Industrie, the Hutchison Group gave a
strong indication of its growing interest in composite materials. While the group
is no newcomer to the sector, it invests regularly in it and proposes more and
more composite solutions to its customers in all of the markets it serves.

T

he Hutchinson Group
as we now know it dates
back to March 2013,
when the decision was made
to unite all of its entities under the name Hutchinson.
The change gave the group
more visibility outside and
greater coherence within.
Involving the integration of
some 26 different brands, it
followed developments that
started with the establishment of foreign operations
abroad, including in China
and Brazil, where the group
already operated under the
Hutchinson brand.
Now that the group has re-

cently acquired Composite
Industrie (an international specialist in manufacturing processes and repair for
composite and metal-matrix composite materials and
first-tier supplier to the aerospace, military, telecommunications and multimodal transport sectors), it
seems likely that Composite
Industrie will also come under the Hutchinson brand.
A multi-business and
multi-market group
As a multi-business and multi-market group, Hutchinson
has an unusual type of organization. Instead of being experienced as a liability at a
time when pure players are

scoring, this has become a
strength. All of the group's
business units and departments get the benefit of the
information emanating from
the different activities, and
market experience is pooled.
Notions like gateways, convergence, sharing, and cross
fertilization are not just concepts, but a reality. They are
also key factors in improving
technologies and operational
processes.
From a practical point of
view, Hutchinson has four
areas of expertise: sealing,
fluid transfer, transmission
and mobility, and insulation (vibratory, acoustic and
thermal). The group has a

Hutchinson
have a multiple
market, multiple expertise offering

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firm foothold in the automotive market (passenger vehicles and heavy trucks), which
accounts for 70% of its business. Aerospace, defence,
rail, energy, and general industry (household appliances, building and sports & leisure) make up the other 30%.
To serve these markets, the
group relies on 38,300 employees worldwide, 95 industrial sites in 25 countries, 28
technical centres and a single corporate research centre. By year's end 2015, sales
amounted to $4,256 million,
5% of which was devoted to
R&D.
Innovation as DNA
Among other things, success depends on the group's
capacity to create new hightech materials and solutions
to assist customers, while
conforming to increasingly
strict standards.
As Hutchinson specifies on
its website: "Our ambition is
to go ever further to find the
solutions that we bring to our
customers, and to play a leading role in the development of
the materials for the future.
We are convinced that the fu-



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017

Cover
Edito
Opinion: Mobility
Contents
NEWS
In brief
Startup competition
Construction & public transport
Investment
Agenda
BUSINESS
Trend
Startup booster
China
MANUFACTURING
RTM
WPC
Sandwich
Feature Automotive - El dorado, or a lure
3D printing
Cycle time
Raw materials
Reinforcements
Compression moulding
Compression moulding
Lightweighting
Interior part
SOLUTIONS
Marine
Motorcycle
Medical
In the world
TECHNOLOGY
OPLC
Draping
Damping
Index
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Edito
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Opinion: Mobility
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Contents
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - In brief
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Startup competition
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Construction & public transport
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Investment
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Agenda
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Trend
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Startup booster
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - China
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - RTM
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - WPC
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Sandwich
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - 27
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - 3D printing
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - 29
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Cycle time
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Raw materials
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - 35
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Reinforcements
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - 37
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Compression moulding
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Compression moulding
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Lightweighting
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Interior part
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Marine
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Motorcycle
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Medical
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - In the world
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - OPLC
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Draping
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Damping
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