It´s one year since Future Fibres first set its sights on carbon spar manufacturing and we couldn´t have imagined a more fantastic start. The vision was to build the fastest and the biggest rigs in the world and lead the next generation of carbon spar development. We have made some significant steps towards that goal. Future Fibres used the first 6-9 months to hand pick THE best composite design build team in the business. We then went on to set up a no-compromise, world class production facility, including a 50m autoclave, 60m climate controlled laminating paint booths and a 70m assembly and fit-out area.
Future Fibres is very excited to announce the completion of contracts for wing manufacture and assembly for Artemis Racing´s AC72 in their challenge for the 34th America´s Cup in San Francisco in 2013.
Having set out from scratch, just one year ago, to create a world class carbon spar manufacturing facility, next door to the existing composite rigging factory in Valencia, Spain, this contract sends a very clear message to the world that Future Fibres is committed to taking mast and rigging development to the next level.
TV cameras and Spanish press were out in force to witness Francisco Camps, the President of the Valencia region, attend the opening of Future Fibres' brand new mast-building facility. Situated in the building adjacent to Future Fibres' existing rigging business, which has been here since 2004, the new manufacturing facility is already taking orders for state-of-the-art carbon composite masts for some leading edge sailing campaigns. These include orders for an IMOCA Open 60 project and a Volvo Open 70 project for next year's Volvo Ocean Race, which starts in a year's time out of Alicante, just a short drive from Valencia.