Our History

Surface Transforms is a highly innovative company, with its own patented materials technology and a team of PhD-qualified scientists and degree-qualified engineers who are continually developing new processes for the production of carbon-ceramic materials and new products for various applications.

ST is a manufacturer of next-generation carbon-ceramic brake discs for automotive and aircraft applications and has been certified to IS9001-2000 since 2008 and was certified to TS16949 automotive quality accreditation and AS9100C aerospace quality accreditation in 2015. Surface Transforms is a Public Limited Company listed on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange Plc.


  • 1992

    Company founded with spinout technology from ICI

  • 2004

    Floated on AIM market as a technology company with proprietary tech for racing brakes and aircraft brakes

  • 2007

    First racing contract as Tier 2 supplier of materials for Carbon brakes for use on F1 and GT cars

  • 2008

    Certified to ISO9001 quality standard

  • 2009

    First contract on road cars with Koenigsegg for the CCX

  • 2010

    Launch of CCST product as upgrade kits for Porsche and Nissan GTR

  • 2011/2014

    Expansion of CCST product portfolio with upgrade kits covering Porsche, Nissan, Ferrari and Aston

  • 2015

    Certified to Automotive industry quality standard IATF 16949

  • 2016

    £5m investment with the launch of new manufacturing facility in Liverpool

  • 2017

    Awarded £1.5m series supply contract with Aston Martin for the Valkyrie

  • 2019

    Awarded new series supply contract is value of ≈£15m across four OEMs

  • 2020

    Awarded new series supply contract is value of ≈£30m across two OEMs

  • 2021

    £20m investment in new manufacturing capacity in our Liverpool factory

    Awarded new series supply contract is value of ≈£25m across two OEMs

    Order bank of £70m in series supply contracts across five OEMs

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