Epsilon Composite is a world leader in the design and manufacture of carbon fibre-based composite material parts.
The company is based in Gaillan en Médoc in southwestern France, where it employs 230 people.
We offer tailor-made solutions for the most demanding applications thanks to an exclusive know-how based on 30 years of experience in industrial processes such as pultrusion, filament winding and various technologies for processing composite materials.
From ultra-deep water oil exploitation to aircraft structural parts, from printing machines to architectural works, we provide our customers around the world with performance improvement in the most hostile environments, thanks to innovative solutions and proven technologies.
Our activity is based on a worldwide commercial presence (90% export) and targets 4 strategic areas of activity:
- Epsilon Industries : pultruded carbon profiles and finished products for industrial and civil engineering applications.
- Epsilon Rollers : technical rollers and machine parts for conversion industries, supplied to machine manufacturers and end users.
- Epsilon Energy : pultruded cables and reinforcements for the energy industries.
- Epsilon Aerospace : a Tier 1 supplier of carbon rods and pultruded parts for the aviation and space industries.
The dates that have marked the history of Epsilon!
Creation of Epsilon Composite by Stéphane LULL, in the composite workshop of his father, Paul LULL.
1st orders for the energy sector, for the French energy company EDF and the Italian oil group ENINB: 7 of the 8 people on the picture still work for Epsilon today!
1st success in aeronautics: structural composite profiles
for military aircrafts for the Swedish manufacturer Saab
Aquitaine Innovations, the most innovative 60-foot Open sailing boat of its era, designed with the navigator Yves Parlier, with a hull and many equipments made from Epsilon Composite pultruded carbon profiles
First space project for Thales, with materials
specifically developed by Epsilon to meet the requirements of the space sector
Development of the first composite armor for flexible risers for deep offshore oil extraction
Design and manufacture of structural composite profiles
for BMW, which has initiated a partnership with Epsilon Composite on the development of carbon pultrusion for future car models.
Carbon fiber sucker rods for PetroChina
, manufactured in pultrusion and incorporating metal end-fittings. One of the first finished products of Epsilon Composite, and 1st important market in China.
® beams to reinforce the Hammersmith Bridge in London, after several similar successful worksites in the London Underground.
patent, which makes it possible to manufacture very structured thin carbon fiber tubes
in pultrusion, in order to combine lightness and mechanical resistance.
Relocation of our Asian office from Singapore to Tokyo and creation of Epsilon Japan. Japan, where modern carbon fiber was invented, was at the time Epsilon's main market.
Creation of Epsilon Aerospace and intensification of our R&D
efforts in the aerospace sector
to become a Tier 1 supplier to Airbus for civil aviation programs (A330, A350XWB and A380)
Manufacturing of giant pillars
and Carbolam ®
reinforcements for the Mataf walkway
in Mecca, Saoudi Arabia, which then became the largest project in the carbon fiber industry history.
Creation of Epsilon Training, our internal training center, certified by Datadock. Every year, our apprentices and future employees are trained by our instructors and trainers on Epsilon's main technical skills
, filament winding, machining, assembling, structural bonding, finishing, control, maintenance...
1st high voltage cables
reinforced with a carbon composite core installed by RTE in France. 90 kV line equipped with Nexans LoSag cables with a carbon fiber core manufactured by Epsilon Composite. See this case study
for more information.
Delivery of Carbolam ®
reinforcements for the roof of the Steve Jobs Theatre (largest monolithic carbon composite part in the world).
The elevators of Zun Tower, Beijing's highest tower (528m), are equipped with durable and eco-efficient Kone Ultrarope® carbon fiber belts. Epsilon Composite pultruded more than 500km of carbon profiles
for this record-breaking project, which follows many other projects undertaken around the world since the birth of this technology in 2008.
Completion of a major composite struts program for the Airbus A350 as a Tier 1 supplier.
1st construction site using Carbocore
® carbon fiber anchors manufactured in pultrusion
Delivery and installation of the composite fiber struts
for the 3 last giant antennas of the Cherenkov Large-Sized Telescopes, dedicated to the observation of extragalactic objects thanks go Gamma-rays.
First carbon fiber beams
of the OBCL onboard loading platforms for the Airbus Beluga. Each platform is supported by 4 telescopic legs composed of several beams of 4m each.
The adventure continues with many projects that we often can't talk about yet!