About us and how we work

Leading UK GRP composite design and manufacturer providing high quality innovative solutions to our customers

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About us

We began as Patrick Engineering Limited in 1955, supplying precision engineered components to customers in the defence and commercial sectors.  In 1982 we acquired the design and Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) expertise of J Samuel White & Co, which strengthened our position in the composite manufacturing sector.  We have an enviable reputation for meeting and exceeding customers' expectations.

In 2004 we restructured our business and became PE Composites Limited, providing customers with a leading 360 degree service. We provide our customers with first class support at each step of the product realisation process from component specification thru to production.

Our markets have expanded from our origins in the defence and commercial sectors to encompass the design of GRP composite structures designed for extreme conditions.  New markets include the marine and renewable energy markets, and we have recently developed Jetstop, an innovative jet fire and blast protection solution for supply primarily but not exclusively to the oil and gas sector as an effective fire and blast barrier.

Private venture capital-funded composite research and development is underway to create innovative smart composite materials that can be utilised for applications such as stealth management and to integrate components within composite structures.  We have already enjoyed success with this, through the development of our Antennas on Composites (AoC) concept.

We have over 50 years experience supplying precision machined ferrous and non-ferrous materials and over 30 years developing the latest techniques required to produce composite structures for our clients.  This combination of expertise is rare and gives us an edge when designing and manufacturing composite assemblies which necessarily incorporate metal to composite interfaces.  

We are continually learning and innovating to maintain and build on our position as leading composite structure designers and manufacturers.

How we work – the PE Composites 360 degree service

Our 360 degree service allows PE Composites to provide advanced, end-to-end smart composite solutions.  We also offer added value consulting and training at every stage of the production process.


Contact us to find out how you can benefit from our  reputation for quality and 360 degree service and how we can meet your composite research, design, manufacturing, testing and certification challenges.