A new alliance was agreed at the Composites Europe fair (Stuttgart September 27 – 29, 2011) between Schuler SMG GmbH & Co. KG, a member of the Schuler Group, and the FRIMO Group GmbH. In future, both companies will offer their customers tailored turnkey solutions from a single source for the mass manufacturing of lightweight components. This 'Composites Alliance' will pool the know-how and experience of FRIMO and Schuler for the processing of composite materials. The two companies hope to exploit synergies and tap new markets. The product spectrum ranges from pre-forming and pre-cutting to the actual forming process, for example for the manufacturing of carbon fiber reinforced plastic parts or the processing of organo sheets.