Engineered kitting, machining & cutting of composite core & reinforcement materials.

Services that increase your business output per head, provide consistent build times, assure quality, control cost, and get you to market faster.

3D Printing and Large Format Additive Manufacturing (LFAM) for end use products.

Making material outsourcing simpler and easier for composites and GRP industries, saving you space, time and money.

NEW 2 x 1m Robotic LFAM now installed for prints up to 4m3. Click SERVICES or CONTACT US to find out more.

Welcome to MSA Manufacturing!

MSA Manufacturing is an independent UK supplier, which specialises in the machining, slitting, cutting and kitting of roll and sheet materials for the composites industry.​

A consistently high quality, reliable, service is provided, using robust ISO 9001 management systems and QA processes. Providing time and cost saving materials solutions, along with proactive and responsive communications, are integral parts of the company’s DNA and approach to working with customers and supply chain partners.

A wide range of added value services and capabilities, including 2D preforming, digital engineering and prototyping, are offered to composite part manufacturers looking to outsource some or all of their requirements for custom shaped materials for efficiently moulding composite parts. Being independent, MSA is able to offer complete supply chain flexibility to fulfil orders, using either approved specification materials sourced by MSA, or free issued materials from a customer’s supply chain.

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Divinycell, Kerdyn, Armacell, Airex

MSA Manufacturing is the most established independent* converter of raw sheet and roll materials to kits for the GRP industry in the UK. Established over 50 years ago, with a focus on service, we aim to build long term relationships with our partners (manufacturing customers, suppliers and our own team members alike) by providing positive “moments of truth” experiences which let you know you’ve made the right decision to work with us

(*privately owned and with independent choice of material manufacturer to meet your needs)​

Services

“Outstanding performance in meeting our most demanding requirements for production support”

"MSA's pre-preg kit reduced both our layup labour content and elapsed time by over 30%"

We will soon be showcasing at the International Composites Summit

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Why work with us

Our Mission

Market leading added value

To offer market leading added value and cost effective solutions to our customers via engineered, machined and kit cut composite core and reinforcement materials which will save time and money in their processes.

Simplicity

To make it simple to do business together at every level – from Design Engineering, Quality Assurance and Production, to Stock Control, Operations and Finance. 

Reliability

To remove outsourcing fears by demonstrating good communications and reliable fulfilment, quality and on-time delivery of customer orders.

Markets

MSA Manufacturing works in close partnership with OEMs in the renewable energy sector, particularly with manufacturers of blades for wind and tidal power generators.

For over 20 years, MSA Manufacturing has been a leading tier 1 supplier of kits to UK boatbuilders of luxury yachts and sailing dinghies. The company has extensive expertise in providing complete, marked up and sequentially packed, jigsaw kits for large hulls and decks over 46m (150ft), ready to be dry laid into a mould.

To supply the specific needs of OEMs and Tier 1 customers in the Defence sector, MSA Manufacturing can cut, machine, 2D preform and kit a broad range of materials for manufacturing lightweight monolithic and sandwich construction composite parts. Component assembly is also a service that can be provided.

Transport sector customers are increasingly looking for innovative ways to reduce weight and increase output rates for producing composites parts, and to meet environmental emissions and recycling legislative targets. MSA Manufacturing offers vehicle manufacturers and tier 1 part suppliers a range of services to help find solutions to these design engineering and processing challenges. 

MSA Manufacturing supports customers in the petrochemical industry with ‘just in time’ material requirements. Kits are supplied for both planned maintenance cyclical refurbishment projects and for the production of new FRP composite chemical containers, storage tanks and vessels.

MSA Manufacturing has worked with a number of clients in the sports and recreational market sector, providing material solutions for demanding applications which typically require intricate, precision cut dry lay or prepreg materials for moulding complex shaped composite parts.

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