Part of Cornwall Space Cluster, Feritech Global delivers products and services for businesses working in extreme environments within the marine, space and aerospace industries.
Feritech is focused on innovation – developing products that break new ground across a range of sectors. The business has built a global reputation by carrying out challenging marine geotechnical surveys, using equipment designed, built and operated by their own team.
To make the leap into the space and aerospace industry and expand their business further, AeroSpace Cornwall supported Feritech with the development of wireless communications to showcase the potential use of their product in the space/ aerospace environment. This communications system is ideally suited for situations where a cable is not feasible often due to rotating joints and radio not secure – a key component needed within space and aerospace manufacturing. In addition, AeroSpace Cornwall supported Feritech to achieve the AS9100 accreditation, the widely adopted and standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry.
The wealth of knowledge and experience the team at Feritech has developed has led to new and unexpected opportunities within the space and aerospace industries that are rapidly advancing alongside them in Cornwall.
To meet huge demand, Feritech expanded their advanced manufacturing capabilities in order to offer a new streamlined service to their customers. In 2022 they opened a new multi-million pound facility, near Falmouth – designed to be one of the most advanced in the country, providing agile engineering services to a growing range of innovative sectors, including the space industry.
The facility was designed to work in harmony with its local environment. The site is designed to harvest its own water from boreholes. It has a state-of-the-art solar roof which provides all of its power, with air source heating for its offices. The surrounding area will have over 3,000 trees planted, to help it blend with its rural location and promote biodiversity in the region.