Materials that make a difference. 

TenCate Advanced Composites began producing advanced composite materials in 1972, growing through a series of investments, acquisitions, and continuous ingenuity into the global company it is today. TenCate employs more than 750 employees worldwide, with manufacturing locations in North America, Europe, and Asia. TenCate’s facilities are certified to the highest level of quality standards, including AS9100, ISO 9001, and ISO 14001.

Dedicated to innovation and industry leadership, TenCate specializes in multiple composite and carbon fiber materials and processes for the world's aerospace, space/satellite, high-performance automotive racing, high-end industrial, and athletic footwear markets.

Within aerospace, TenCate is a leading supplier to the aerostructures industry, providing composite materials for commercial aircraft, helicopters, general aviation aircraft, military jets, and UAVs. Additionally, our composites can be found on almost every satellite in the Western world as we are the leading composite supplier to the satellite/space and private launch industry.

Most notably, we are a global supplier of thermoset prepregs for out-of-autoclave (OOA)/vacuum-bag-only (VBO) applications. Our TenCate Cetex® brand is a leader in thermoplastic prepregs for the aerostructures market while our TenCate AmberTool® line of low temperature curing, high temperature performance composite tooling prepregs set the industry standard. TenCate also provides compatible film adhesives, syntactics, and resins.

TenCate’s CCS Group provides the industry with exceptionally durable and light weight compression molded parts and is a leading provider of honeycomb core.

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Timeline

In 2016, the Royal Ten Cate Group, headquartered in the Netherlands, was acquired by a consortium led by Gilde Buyout Partners, a leading mid-market private equity firm based in The Netherlands.  Following this acquisition, TenCate Advanced Composites is now managed as a stand-alone division within the Royal TenCate Group.

Our philosophy

Whether you’re a new TenCate Advanced Composites customer or long-time partner, you’ll find a commitment to customer satisfaction underpins every action we take. We serve customers ranging from the largest aerospace and defence and recreational products firms to industrial and medical equipment customers.

We know a lot is riding on the products and services we provide to all customers, big and small, and we take their success personally. We work with you from the first day to help you select the optimum product, providing you with detailed information, instruction and technical advice, and even helping you solve design and final product issues. We recognize that we win only when all of our customers receive the best solutions and support.

Safety and quality

Safety is the top priority in everything we do. We strive to provide materials that meet or exceed customer expectations and government regulations, all while satisfying customers by anticipating their needs and requirements.

Compliance and integrity

We are committed to integrity. In addition to fully complying with governing regulations, we pay particular attention to ensuring sound judgment and ethical business practices. We communicate openly and fairly with our customers, suppliers, investors, and with each other. Integrity is paramount to our reputation.

Accountability

We honor our commitments, responding to requests in a timely manner and taking responsibility for the outcomes of our actions.

Diversity and inclusion

We embrace the range of differences that make each of us unique. We recognize, value, and fully leverage our different perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our business goals. Embracing diversity enables us to attract the best talent and inclusion allows us to fully engage our talent. We are committed to fostering effective work relationships by listening to each other and respecting each other's views and opinions. We respect cultural differences and do not tolerate discrimination, harassment, or any other behavior threatening a positive, collaborative, and productive work environment.

Sustainability and social responsibility

TenCate Advanced Composites is aware of the effect that its actions have on the social environment. By maintaining the company on the basis of sustainable profitability, TenCate seeks to contribute to social, ecological and economic development for future generations. TenCate integrates sustainability into its business operations. Management of the value chain involves numerous sustainability aspects to greater or lesser degrees. In the various value chains, TenCate plays an active role as a customer, producer, supplier and partner in delivering sustainable innovations.

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