CODEM Composites Celebrates 15 Years In The Composites Industry

CODEM Composites, Peterborough, UK is a leading provider of advanced composite end-to-end solutions from initial concept creation through to product delivery and is proud to announce its 15th anniversary. Over the past decade and a half, CODEM has become a trusted name in the industry, delivering exceptional value and promoting environmentally friendly practices.

Since its humble beginnings as a startup with five engineers, CODEM has achieved remarkable growth and milestones. Today, the company boasts a dedicated team of 40+ who have played a crucial role in CODEM’s success. The company has weathered challenges, celebrated victories, and forged lasting relationships along the way.

In recent years, CODEM has focused on strengthening its senior management team, bringing in experienced leaders to guide future growth. The team includes Sharon Hewison as Operations Director, Rochelle Helliwell as Business Development Manager, Lee Churchill as Supply Chain Manager, and Bob West as Production Manager. Their combined expertise provides a solid foundation to support CODEM’s growth strategy.

In 2019, CODEM relocated to a purpose-built facility spanning 30,000 square feet, enabling further expansion. The company has invested in state-of-the-art machinery, constantly striving to improve its capabilities. CODEM is currently looking to acquire a new 5-axis machine, and upcoming facility upgrades will support the pursuit of ISO 14001 accreditation for Environmental Management Systems in the third quarter of this year.

Looking back on its journey, CODEM Composites has achieved significant milestones:
• 2009: CODEM was formed, focusing on manufacturing build-to-print composites for Motorsport and Defence in a 2500 sq. ft facility.
• 2011: Relocated to a 5000 sq. ft facility to accommodate rapid growth.
• 2012: Expanded capabilities by adding machining and pattern-making capability.
• 2019: Relocated to a purpose-built 30,000 sq. ft facility designed for future expansion goals.
• 2020: Passed ISO 9001:2015 certification, demonstrating effective processes and personnel to deliver flawless products and services.
• 2020: Welcomed Sharon Hewison as Head of Operations and Lee Churchill as Supply Chain Manager to the senior leadership team.
• 2021: Named Medium Business of the Year – Highly Commended at the Telegraph Excellence Awards.
• 2023: Rochelle Helliwell joined as Business Development Manager, further strengthening the team.
• 2024: CODEM marks its 15th year in business, growing from a startup with five engineers to a team of over 40 professionals.

As CODEM celebrates this significant milestone, the company remains committed to its core values. Sustainability is integral to CODEM’s culture and operations, aiming to become the preferred choice for bio-based sustainable composite solutions. The company actively works to reduce the ecological impact of the industry through responsible practices and accountability across the supply chain.

CODEM has recently collaborated with CALLUM, NVN, and Nyobolt on the all-electric CALLUM SKYE, an environmentally friendly high-performance vehicle. As a lead partner in its development, CODEM played a vital role in manufacturing, composite design, and spearheading sustainability efforts to align with the project’s environmental goals. The team selected the most sustainable materials available, achieving significant savings of over 12,000 kg CO2e for the CALLUM SKYE project.

To celebrate its 15th anniversary and express gratitude to industry partners and employees, CODEM has planned a series of celebratory events and community initiatives. The company has also undergone a brand refresh, with a new logo, colour palette, font style, and website that reflect the evolution and future vision of CODEM.

Join CODEM Composites in celebrating 15 years of innovation and sustainable solutions in the composites industry. The company looks forward to a future of continued growth and making a positive impact.