100+ jobs as hi-tech manufacturer raises investment
Posted on April 15, 2021 by Jonathan Symcox
A business which manufactures high-performance carbon and metal components for F1 teams and other industries has raised £10 million.
BGF has backed Oxfordshire-based Polar Technology Management Group, which serves the automotive, medical and aerospace/defence sectors.
The investment will be used to support the business’ planned move into a state-of-the-art 100,000 sq. ft. facility at Horizon Technology Park in Eynsham, Oxfordshire, doubling the size of its production capacity and creating over 110 new jobs in the next two years.
The new facility is expected to be fully up and running during 2021.
Polar Technology Management Group was established in 2012 by Scott Roberts and Mike Dewhirst. Currently employing over 200 people, the business designs, develops and manufactures products and technology based around advanced composite materials, emerging metal processes and metallic fabrications.
With a focus on high-tech R&D, Polar Technology Management Group’s key clients include a range of technology specialist companies in the medical and aerospace industries.
The company is highly embedded in the automotive sector, working with F1 manufacturers, whilst also producing parts for high performance ‘Hypercars’.
“This will enable us to grow faster, support our customers better and provide job security to our existing team of highly skilled, dedicated, employees,” said Roberts.
“The deal will also create hundreds of new jobs in the West Oxfordshire area over the next three years with investment planned in clean, sustainable, technologies supporting our expanding manufacturing base.”
Greg Norman, investor at BGF, added: “We have known the team at Polar Technology Management Group for some time and seen them deliver year-on-year. We are excited to partner with them to support the long-term growth of the business.
“The company has an impressive management team in Scott, Mike and Dale, and some very exciting technologies both already delivered and in development. We look forward to the growth of this exciting company as it looks to the future.”