ACT Blade will be very beneficial for Scotland and the UK, as much of the manufacturing process could be carried out locally. Estimates show that there are already around fifty Scottish companies active in the composite materials supply chain, who would potentially be able to produce parts for ACT Blade. This is feasible mainly because the blade does not require the use of moulds during the manufacturing process, so that it would be possible to work together with existing supply chains.
Keeping the production process local as much as possible will create new jobs and encourage growth in Scottish manufacturing. We believe that with the right investment, up to 65% of our product could be made locally within a few years of commercialisation.