December 17, 2023

National Composites Announces Strategic Partnership with Laval


Troy, MI | 12/18/23 – National Composites, a renowned multi-plant OEM supplier of custom molded FRP, Thermoformed plastic, and full metal cab fabrications and assembly, is proud to announce a strategic partnership with Laval, a leading North American compression mold maker. This partnership marks a significant step in National Composites’ continuous pursuit of growth and innovation, particularly in the Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) and Bulk Molding Compound (BMC) domain. Under this partnership, Laval will focus on the SMC/BMC compression molds and the compression molding process. Meanwhile, National Composites will enhance the end product with their expert value-added services such as advanced Class A painting and final assembly, ensuring a comprehensive solution from initial design to final delivery.

Expanding Capabilities Through Strategic Collaboration

National Composites is leveraging the expertise of Laval to expand its offerings into the SMC and BMC product space, a move that aligns with the company’s strategy to meet the full range of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) needs. This partnership will also enhance National Composites’ steel and aluminum tooling capabilities, further solidifying its position as a leader in the composite industry.

A Synergistic Approach to Innovation and Growth

Laval, founded by the esteemed tool and mold entrepreneur Mr. Larry Azzopardi and now operated by his son, Jonathan Azzopardi, brings to the table decades of experience in designing and building complex compression molds, with a clientele that spans military, government, and various commercial sectors. This collaboration with National Composites showcases Laval’s innovative prowess in tooling and their recently expanded compression molding capabilities. It also leverages National Composites’ extensive expertise in FRP molding methods, metal and composite product design, and full assembly solutions.

Comprehensive Solutions for Diverse Market Needs

National Composites operates over 600,000 square feet of production space across six plants in three states, offering a unique blend of small-scale engagement with the resources of a large organization. The partnership with Laval enhances this model, ensuring that customers benefit from advanced support from the design and prototype stage to full-scale production, regardless of the project scale.

A Forward-Thinking Partnership for a Dynamic Industry

The alliance with Laval is a testament to National Composite’s commitment to staying agile and versatile in an ever-evolving market. This partnership not only broadens National Composites’ capabilities in SMC and BMC but also reinforces its dedication to being a reliable partner, delivering more than just quality products, but a comprehensive, customer-centric service experience.

Contact: Jerome White | | 517.913.0100

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