Manta Group was founded in 1986 under the name SCS as a maintenance and carpentry company.
Specializing in the design, manufacturing and assembly of structural parts, the company supplies composite parts and assys and sub-assys for both fixed and rotary wings’ programs.
MANTA GROUP makes research a key element of its development, having developed both product and process research projects in collaboration with leading research institutes and universities as well as with its customers.
We value and support our team members as a competitive advantage. We lead through our competence, critical thinking skills, creativity and teamwork. Cohesion is one of our key success factors.
We make our products with the highest accuracy and professional standards, guaranteeing the best quality. We prove our reliability by delivering on our promises.
We are able to respond vigorously to change in order to meet our clients changing needs. Our strength is the ability to go beyond, to think outside of the box and innovate constantly.
DESIGN AND 3D MODELING
3D modeling and design, for which we use Catia V5 software.
Main activities: product concept elaboration and definition, solid and surface 3D modeling, drawing and drafting.
We are supported by dedicated softwares.
Main activities: verification and structural definition, static and dynamic
We industrialize the product with the objective to comply with our customers’ technical requirements while maintaining the highest quality standards.
Main activities: work cycles and bill of materials processing, production process optimisation.
Lamination of composite material is carried out in two clean rooms qualified by Leonardo and Boeing. Our Clean Rooms are equipped with laser projectors, manual and automated ply cutting areas.
CURING & DRYING
For parts requiring heat and pressure curing, a dedicated area with 4 autoclaves with a maximum size of 2.7 x 8.5 m is available. All autoclaves use Eurotherm electronic recording systems, which allows us to guarantee cycles' segregation in an encrypted digital archive.
HONEYCOMB CORE MILLING
We carry out the cutting and milling of the Honeycomb core, structural element of 'sandwich' panels, through semi-automatic and CNC processes (maximum size 6500 x 2600 x 1300 mm).
FIXED WING ASSEMBLY
We assemble medium and large assys and subassys, both structural and non-structural, in dedicated temperature and humidity controlled areas.
ROTARY WING ASSEMBLY
We carry out assemblies of small and medium-sized assys and subassys.
We perform ultrasonic non-destructive testing, for which we use 4-axis machines as well as 2-axis machines. We are qualified by Leonardo and Boeing.
We perform dimensional controls of large assembled parts, assembly tools, laminating tools and composite parts through MMC arms and laser trackers.
We carry out calibrations of specific instruments and tools.
We carry out automated trimming and contouring of laminated parts. We can contour and drill simple and complex surfaces on parts made of composite materials, plastics and wood using CNC machines.
We carry out manual trimming and contouring on composite parts. We have a dedicated area for trimming as well as an EMA area for bonding/sealing.
We manufacture and design small and medium-size bonding tools, trimming tools and assembly gigs according to customer specifications and tolerances. We make and certify equipment and soft tools.
SANDING & PREPARATION
We prepare parts for painting by sanding and filling them in dedicated areas.
We apply primers and final paint in special booths with a maximum size of 5.0 x 5.0 x 15.0 meters according to customer's requirements by conducting final product testing.
We perform structural bonding of metal, plastic and composite parts.
SCS, a company operating in civil works and industrial maintenance, was founded in Orsara di Puglia
SCS diversifies into the aeronautical sector, starting with the honeycomb trimming
and acquiring qualification on Boeing and ATR programs.
Acquisition of new orders and new customers in aeronautics and maintenance industries.
Relocation of activities to the current site
Expansion into new areas: acquisition of aeronautical assemblies for the B767 program and manufacturing of composite parts for fixed wing
Second generation enters the business
Expansion of customer base starting the production of rotary wing components and rebranding from SCS to MANTA GROUP
MANTA GROUP supports the civil defense in coping with the COVID-19 emergency by converting part of its lines for the production of surgical masks
Portfolio expansion with new fixed-wing and rotary-wing orders
Completion of Elite program (Borsa Italiana): Manta Group becomes an Elite certified company