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nC2 An Enterprise Consultancy Unit


A typical customer could be from almost any business sector but with a surface engineering, tribology or materials issue that they need additional expertise and or specialist facilities to solve. This could be a failed component, a technology they want to explore, training, testing etc. The company could be a multinational or a small innovative SME.

Global Reach

At nC2 we pride ourselves in our ability to aid companies both local to, and further-a-field from the University of Southampton, where we are based. These may be big brand names such as BP, Rolls Royce and BAE Systems with a global network of sites or a small independent company.  We have state-of-the-art facilities and staff experience not held or maintained in many industries, we can offer help and expertise when it is needed. We are happy to accept enquires (and have done already) from UK, Europe and all the way to Australia, tribology has no geographic limits.


“… many thanks for the quick turn around on the quote…I'm really keep to start a technical link between GE and Southampton University, so I hope we can work together on this and open the door to more opportunities in the future.” - Product Champion, Well Integrity, GE Oil and Gas (Oct 2015)

“It was very good to meet with you recently and to see your impressive testing facilities” - Operations Manager, Adhesion Technologies Ltd (Oct 2015)

“I can confirm that the report fully meets our expectations, and the requirements of the original brief. ……your report will now allow us to look at and recommend ways forward. … Thank you for your efforts and for your thoroughly professional report.” - Senior Mechanical Design Engineer of BAE SYSTEMS (March 2016)

"Thank you for the interesting and productive call yesterday….. Looking forward to receiving your offer." - Development Engineer, Sulzer, Switzerland. (July 2016)

“Many thanks for the time you spent with us on Monday. You provided us with some interesting options, and we are thinking very positively about the support that you and your team could add.” - Technical Director of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (August 2016)

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