Research and Development

The Technical Development Centre (TDC) provides the research and development for the concrete roof tile manufacturing factories.

With a mixture of both new developments and routine testing, our work is exciting and challenging, and includes:

  • New product development
  • Accessories and fitting design development
  • Testing
  • Raw material approval
  • Technical support to factory production

About our team

The team come from a wide range of disciplines, with production and manufacturing engineers, product designers, polymer specialists, a paint/polymer technologist, concrete and paint technicians and a product testing technician.

Our team members possess a range of qualifications, both academic and vocational, to degree and masters levels in engineering, design, materials, and polymer technologies.

About working here

You will need a constant desire to learn new skills and gain more experience and knowledge. The training we support includes an MSc in Polymer Technology, an AutoCAD 2D draughting qualification, Advanced Solid Works 3D modelling course, University Certificate in Concrete Technology, and vocational courses.