Not many manufacturing companies can claim that they can meet their client's exact design requirements. Good companies come close and mediocre ones miss the mark, but TPI has been successfully using a process known as SCRIMP®, which consistently produces a superior quality, highly structural, large composite part while eliminating harmful VOC emissions for more than ten years.
Since 1968 TPI has delivered cutting-edge composite technology that has been pivotal in the development of many commercially successful products. TPI owns and operates its headquarters at a 250,000-square-foot facility in Warren. Many of TPI's 300-plus employees have been with the company for more than twenty years. They are highly skilled in the design and production of composite products.
TPI features an extensive in-house engineering and design group, test lab, tooling department and various production lines delivering complete manufacturing capabilities in the design, engineering and manufacturing of large scale composite structures
In 2004, TPI Composites announced a new ownership team, Landmark Growth Capital Partners and TPI senior management. This exciting change will allow TPI to capitalize on growth in the wind energy, transportation and military sectors.
One of TPI's most important projects involves optimizing vehicles for all war situations through lightweight, durable composite solutions. The U.S. military forces are designed to respond immediately to deployment and other reactive situations. Soldiers, supplies and vehicles must be prepared for any challenge in a moments notice. Heavy vehicles hinder rapid deployment and put military personnel at risk. TPI technology addresses these problems with composite solutions that ensure battle readiness and increase personnel protection.
TPI also focuses heavily on designing and building large-scale wind turbine blades to meet the demanding needs of the wind energy market. Combining the SCRIMP® technology with error-proof manufacturing and in-house tooling systems, TPI is able to open world-class manufacturing facilities in low cost regions of the world.
TPI's approach is to create focused factories to produce custom wind blades that optimize cost and performance for the client and target market. TPI selects manufacturing sites that are “local” to the market in order to optimize transportation and labor costs. This approach establishes long-term partnerships that meet “captive sourcing” needs and are highly efficient from an overall cost and risk perspective.
Businesses involved in the transportation of goods and services are continually looking for ways to reduce costs and stay competitive. Whether it's people or goods, the cost to move a pound of weight, continues to rise. TPI addresses each specific customer need to implement a smarter, more productive, more profitable transportation solution.
TPI's patented SCRIMP® technology offers the solution of stronger, lighter more durable alternatives to current assemblies made from metal. Weight savings can improve the life cycle costs of a transportation vehicle by increasing payload and enhancing fuel economy. It also affords the opportunity to downsize the propulsion, braking and suspension systems to more closely match the weight of the vehicle. Vehicles made from composite materials typically have improved aesthetic styling and better aerodynamic results.
From hybrid electric buses to ninety-foot wind blades and components for United States military vehicles, TPI makes products that are technologically superior and competitively priced.