About Us

About Us

A technology-led company, Icon Aerospace Technology is a world leader in highly engineered products utilising polymers which are used in sealing, containment, propulsion and protection systems worldwide. Specialising in solving complex technical challenges, we create future facing solutions which minimise weight and optimise performance and value for our customers, who include the world’s major names in aerospace and defence.

Our working philosophy is based around our unique face2face methodology. face2face engineering doesn’t just describe how we do business. It defines who we are. It defines how we work with customers to listen, question and understand – and it defines how our design teams, material specialists and production experts collaborate face2face – internally and with our customers. As a result, we respond with smarter solutions, driving up standards and delivering tailored benefits for our customers.

Based in Retford, Nottinghamshire, we are part of the wider specialist group, Applied Composites Group Ltd.

Applied Composites Group

Comprising Icon Aerospace Technology Ltd and Silentbloc UK Ltd, the Applied Composites Group is a world leader in highly engineered and technology-driven polymer solutions used across a wide range of aerospace, defence and transport applications.

With 400 years’ combined engineering experience, the Group applies its collective knowledge and technology to enhance the safety of personnel, optimise efficiency and protect the integrity of assets in extremely challenging environments across the globe.

Operating from two high-capacity sites in the heart of the UK, the Group provides a full range of research, testing, design, engineering, technical and project management support. As part of this Group, Icon Aerospace can draw on these resources, while building on our strong commitments to corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

We take responsibility

We continually look for ways to increase sustainability and resource efficiency by reducing consumption and improving recovery of energy and raw materials in our production processes. Coupled with the sustainable advantages granted by our intelligent approach to energy management in our customers’ systems, we are fully committed to respecting our environment, whether it be local or global.

Values

The strength of our product is in the strength of our people

While we’re a technology-led enterprise, the true strength of our business lies with our people. It’s their expertise which drives product development. It’s their insight and creativity which informs problem-solving. And it’s their commitment to communication which strengthens relationships. These qualities are driven through our values.

Communication
We believe in openness and close working relationships.
We listen and talk to our customers to understand their needs.
We work together as individuals and teams to create stronger bonds.

Collaboration
We are innovative and highly responsive to colleagues and customers.
We work hard and quickly to ensure short lead times.
We are skilful, agile and united in our work.

Creativity
We deploy our expert knowledge to create innovative solutions.
We use our skills to create and craft bespoke technologies and solutions.
We are flexible, and always look for new and better ways to work.

Commitment
We take pride in our work and in keeping our promises.
We are committed to being at the forefront of technology.
We are focused on delivering quality products on time, every time.


Heritage

Icon Aerospace Technology has all the qualities of a technology start-up – entrepreneurial energy, drive and an ambitious vision for a smarter future. This forward-looking focus has grown out of two other qualities – expertise and experience – which come from our pedigree as a driving force in polymer and composite technology.

Our roots can be traced back to 1863. Since that time, the company has always sought to be at the leading edge of technology, innovation and above all, understanding our customers’ requirements. We have a track-record of anticipating developments and creating new markets.

Today we are strongly focussed on providing innovation and value enhancing solutions to the Aerospace and Defence sector, and we are the partner of choice on many new high growth platforms in aerospace. In 2015, the company reaffirmed its commitment to Retford, the East Midlands’ town which stands proudly at the heart of the company’s heritage. Demonstrating our commitment to the town, to the business and employees as well as the future, we have embarked on a £multi-million investment – both in facilities and in a 4 year training and development programme for our people.

As we look forward, we will continue to invest in order to deliver the flexibility, value and innovation our customers demand in today’s global economy.

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face2face engineering

face2face engineering is a unique and productive approach which is all about creating stronger bonds – in our products and polymers, as well as through our people.

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