SC GROUP is a British multi-faceted engineering company which prior
to a re-brand in September 2015 was known as Supacat Limited. Supacat
was established in 1981 and based at
Dunkeswell Aerodrome in
SC Group initially specialised in the design and development of military and civil high mobility vehicles. Throughout the last decade the company expanded its portfolio considerably to encompass developing equipment for operation in harsh environments in sectors including marine, renewables , mineral exploration , oil & gas and nuclear power . During 2014, the then Supacat made a series of acquisitions in the commercial marine sector leading to the creation of the now Proteum based in Hamble, UK. At the end of 2014 Exeter-based heavy fabrication specialist, Blackhill Engineering , was acquired.
Supacat Limited rebranded to SC Group on 10 September 2015. SC Group is the trading brand of SC Group - Global Limited. The current Chief Executive is Nick Ames who joined the company in 2003. Nick Jones, original co-founder of Supacat, remains a Director of SC Group.
* 1 Supacat
* 1.1 All Terrain Mobility Platform * 1.2 High Mobility Transporter * 1.3 Supacat Protected Vehicle 400 * 1.4 Light Armoured Multipurpose Vehicle * 1.5 Light Reconnaissance Vehicle 400 * 1.6 Bombardier Lynx Snowmobile
* 2 Gallery * 3 SC Innovation * 4 Gallery * 5 Proteum * 6 Blackhill Engineering Services * 7 Television and film appearances * 8 See also * 9 References * 10 External links
The SUPACAT brand is retained by SC Group for the group's core defence business. Supacat develops and supports high mobility military vehicles and provides specialist engineering services for defence customers, and recently established itself in Australia.
Supacat Pty Ltd was established in 2011 with an office in Victoria ,
Prototype example of the Supacat All Terrain Mobility Platform (ATMP) Mk4. *
Supacat Jackal 2 at a media demonstration at Long Valley. *
Supacat HMT Extenda at a media demonstration at Long Valley. *
Supacat HMT 600 with four-seat cab and communications rear body. *
Supacat’s HMT logistic variant concept as shown at DVD 2016 *
Prototype example of the SPV 400 at a media demonstration in the UK at Long Valley. *
Supacat displayed the Light Reconnaissance Vehicle 400 (LRV 400) Mk1 publicly for the first time at DSEI 2013, Development of the LRV 400 continues, with details of the latest Mk2 (shown) announced in September 2015. *
Supacat’s LRV 600 concept as shown at DVD 2016 *
Supacat modifies and supplies Bombardier Lynx snowmobiles to the UK's Royal Marines.
SC INNOVATION provides engineering solutions to support all SC Group
non-defence business. SC Innovation incorporates specialist vehicle
work with the
Royal National Lifeboat Institution
* The lifeboat LAUNCH AND RECOVERY SYSTEM (L&RS) was developed
specifically for the RNLI and in response to a requirement for an
up-to-date and highly mobile transport system for a new class of
lifeboat . The L&RS design incorporates several unique features that
include a permanent, software controlled, Four-Track-Drive system to
provide mobility in all beach conditions. In addition, the cradle that
carries the boat rotates through 360 degrees to enable ‘Bow First’
launch and recovery.
* The SPECIALIST UTILITY VEHICLE 600 (SUV 600) is a production
Land Rover Discovery
SC Innovation's lifeboat Launch and Recovery System (L">
SC Innovation's Protected Transit Vehicle (PTV) *
An early SUV600 as displayed at Eurosatory 2014 by Supacat
PROTEUM is the marine brand within SC Group and was formed following the acquisition of MDS Marine and Bukh Diesel UK.
Proteum represents and distributes a portfolio of marine products
and services across the UK and
DSEI 2015 defence and security exhibition held in London,
15–18 September, OXE Diesel launched what the company claims to be
the first viable high power
BLACKHILL ENGINEERING SERVICES
Typical example of Blackhill Engineering's heavy engineering capability
BLACKHILL ENGINEERING SERVICES is a heavy fabrication and machining specialist. Supacat Limited acquired Blackhill in late 2014.
Blackhill Engineering Services Ltd. has existed in various forms
since the 1950s; originally its main role was to provide an
engineering centre for
English China Clays (Quarries Division), which
looked after capital and revenue repairs, modifications, projects and
servicing, for sites all over the
Production of SC Group's SC Innovation's Lifeboat Launch and Recovery System (L Supacat ATMP) * Top Gear (Supacat Jackal) * Top Gear Apocalypse (Supacat Jackal; Top Gear: Apocalypse)
* ^ "Supacat acquires Blackhill Engineering". regensw. 2014-12-09.
* ^ "
SC Group About Us". SC Group. 2015-09-09. Retrieved
* ^ "
SC Group Meet The Team". SC Group. 2015-09-09. Retrieved
* ^ "Supacat Pty Ltd". Supacat. 2011-10-13. Retrieved 2015-09-10.
* ^ "Supacat acquires Unique Solutions Providers". South West News.
2012-03-09. Retrieved 2015-09-09.
* ^ "Supacat Selected by Rheinmetall for LAND 400 Bid". Supacat
(Press release). 4 September 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
* ^ "Supacat develops new variants of HMT family to optimise Jackal
and Coyote in Core and meet new requirements". Supacat (Press
release). 31 August 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
* ^ "ATMP". Supacat. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
* ^ "High Mobility Transporter". Supacat. Retrieved 16 September
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