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Rubber Mouldings Manufacturer Joins UKGSA

The UK Gasket & Sealing Association (UKGSA) welcomes Southbourne Rubber Co Ltd (SBR) as their latest Member.

The UKGSA is a trade association representing a number of leading manufacturers and suppliers who convert materials into gaskets and seals.

Simon Winfield, chairman of the UKGSA and director of MacLellan Rubber, said: “As well as providing a professional code of practice and networking opportunities, our members possess a huge technical resource and offer fellow members support with manufacturing issues, material selection & processing and design & development. As businesses cope with issues around COVID-19, lock-down and social distancing, now is a perfect time to join the UKGSA for additional support and I welcome Southbourne Rubber to our association.

Stephen Wilde, managing director of SBR, said: “We are pleased to become a member of this prestigious organisation and look forward to meeting other UKGSA members at future events.

SBR has been a key player in the industrial rubber manufacturing sector for almost fifty years. Committed to quality SBR are approved to both AS9100D, required by the aerospace industry to satisfy DOD, NASA and FAA quality requirements, and ISO9001:2015; a recognition of international quality.

Quality assurance is present throughout SBR’s specification and manufacturing process including the capability to deliver a vast range of rubber components with a fast and responsive service. The aim is to continually meet and exceed customer expectations with exceptional silicone and rubber product quality.

Since 2016, SBR have been part of The West Group Ltd (TWG). TWG are a privately owned company specialising in the design and supply of fluid components to medical and scientific markets. The acquisition of Southbourne Rubber set it in good stead to continue as a major contributor to these supply chains.

As experts in the field of industrial rubber part manufacturing, SBR are approved suppliers to a large number of prestigious companies and organisations including AIRBUS, BOEING, BAE Systems, Leonardo, GE Aviation and Rolls Royce.

For more information about Southbourne Rubber visit their website