SHD Holdings (SHD Group) has subsidiaries in the UK, Europe and the USA. SHD Group manufactures advanced composite tooling and component prepreg materials for a wide range of applications.
Suitable for press, oven or autoclave curing, our prepreg resin systems can be supplied on a range of reinforcements depending on what your application requires. Working to an average of 2-weeks lead time, we supply high quality, high performance materials all over the world from our manufacturing sites in the UK, Europe and USA.
We offer a wide range of tooling and component prepregs suitable for autoclave, press and oven curing. Using our product selector guide you can browse our products by process, type, resin system and market to find the right product for your needs.
SHD group of companies have been strategically formed to be able to service the global composites market with our range of high performance prepreg materials from multiple manufacturing bases.
Service, quality and innovation will always remain at the heart of SHD’s ethos, with a relentless focus on maintaining short lead times and market leading customer support.
Our original site in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, is the Head Office and manufacturing base of the SHD Group. It is also the global centre for Research & Development and Technical Support. From our Sleaford manufacturing site, we have the capability of servicing all of our UK and Rest of World customers, with our fabric and uni-directional prepreg machines having a combined capacity of over 2 million square metres per year.
To support strong growth in the European markets, SHD Composite Materials Europe d.o.o. opened its factory in Krško in early 2018 and expanded into a new 1500m² facility in 2022. SHD Europe offers a full range of high quality SHD products with the renowned SHD levels of Service and Technical Support. Maximum current capacity in Krško is approaching 2 million square metres per year.
SHD Composite Materials Inc was incorporated in August 2018, to service the expanding American and Canadian composite industries. The North American HQ is located in Mooresville, North Carolina and also manufactures the same range of high-quality SHD products on short lead-times. SHD Inc. manufacture both fabric and uni-directional materials with a maximum capacity approaching 1.5 million square metres per year.
We strive to ensure that you achieve the optimum results from our prepreg, whether that is through technical advice, guidance and testing, or through our toll impregnation service.
Certified to EN9100:2018 Aerospace Standard, quality is an integral part of our business principles. We are committed to continual improvement, providing the highest quality products and services to meet the needs of our customers.
Steve has been a composites professional for over 30 years. Co-owner of SHD, his experience and knowledge of all aspects of prepreg manufacture is unparalleled in the industry.
Helen is an experienced businesswoman, specialising in Business Management, Administration and Finance. Co-owner of SHD, Helen has worked in the composites industry for over 12 years.
Jacqui is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years experience, and has been the nominated accountant for SHD since before the inception of the company.
Nick has been with SHD since 2013 and heads up R&D, Technical Support and Compliance. A member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Nick has worked in the composites industry for 20 years before which he worked in the rail and explosives industries.
Nigel joined SHD in 2020 bringing over 30 years’ experience and knowledge of the advanced composites industry. Prior to joining SHD he has successfully held several global Commercial and Strategic Marketing Director positions.
Jamie has been CEO of SHD Inc. since it was established in 2018, bringing valued experience from all areas of the composites industry from Formula One, Aerospace, Defence and Marine markets.
Dave is Head of Operations in North America. Having been in the composites industry for more than 39 years, Dave is a time-served leader who has driven business growth through strategic development.
Jon joined SHD as a respected, creative and customer focused leader with nearly 3 decades in the America’s Composites industry. Jon’s career spans nearly 40 years as a Composites professional dedicated to excellent Technical Service.
Gorazd is a versatile and focused Operations Director at SHD Europe. Bringing a wide range of previous experience to the role, Gorazd has been responsible for the fast growth of the business by building a motivated and skilled team.
SHD Composite Materials Ltd is formed and starts trading in 2010 by Steve and Helen Doughty in Sleaford, UK
SHD expands manufacturing and storage capacity by moving into two 10,000 sqft buildings in 2015
SHD Holdings is formed in 2017, setting up a structure to expand SHD Group in the coming years
SHD Composite Materials Europe d.o.o. is set up in Krsko, Slovenia and begins manufacturing in 2018
SHD Composite Materials Inc. is incorporated and begins manufacturing in a new factory in Mooresville, North Carolina in 2019
SHD Group reach a milestone of employing 100 staff across the three companies in 2022.
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