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Aero Tec Laboratories Ltd (ATL) manufactures composite bladder devices, fabricated tanks and fluid transfer systems across multiple industries


Founded in 1970 as a design and testing facility for ‘flexible composite’ materials, the firm quickly broadened its scope to include the actual fabrication of end products from its own outstanding fibre/elastomer composites. This led to the development of Aero Tec Laboratories Ltd (ATL)’s remarkable bladder-type cells, which deform under high-energy impacts.

From ambitious beginnings in engineered inflatables and crashworthy fuel cell bladders, ATL has further spread its technologies into Stainless Steel/Aluminium fabricated tanks, plastic moulded tanks, compensators, accumulators, potable water vessels, self-healing ballistic tanks, bulk storage bladders, water storage devices and scores of similar endeavours.

ATL fuel cells, motorsport refuelling equipment and accessories can be found in a variety of exciting projects including the entire field of Formula 1 for over 30 years, Hybrid Vehicles ‘Airlander’, the Kopter SH09 and the MoD ‘Foxhound’. 

The diversity of ATL products is clearly demonstrated in the Formula One market, where we supply not only every racing fuel bladder on the grid, but also oil tanks, drinks bladders, accumulators, pressure compensators and even battery cooling devices. The technology used in our motorsport Fuel Cells is so advance, it enables us to diversify our flexible fuel tanks range. We can now introduce our fluid transfer systems technology in products we design and manufacture for the Aviation, Subsea and Defences & Security industry. 

Our responsiveness, superior products, continual quest for new and improved technology and the desire to succeed, are not lost on our customers. It is for these reasons that we dominate the motorsport market, and continue to grow at a fast pace in all sectors. ATL is committed to maintaining our position as the premier fuel systems supplier for motorsport and beyond.

Following relocation to a new 105,000 sq ft factory in Bletchley, Milton Keynes in 2013, ATL has more than doubled staff numbers and capacity, as well as invested in significant equipment and building enhancements to meet the ever-increasing demand for ATL advanced fuel systems and technology.  


ATL has won awards at the Autosport International Show two years in a row! We won the Cross-Industry Applications award at the 2019 Product Showcase for our FIA FT5 safety fuel cell material and in 2020 our Tri-Ax (894-A) material won the Lightweighting Award.

In 2018 ATL was honoured to win the prestigious Milton Keynes Business of the Year award, along with the award for Innovation and Technology.

These humbling achievements, in the heart of motorsport valley – a highly skilled area of significant technical innovation and precision engineering, were a testament to our technology, our capabilities, and the hard work of the entire ATL team.

Of course, every year ATL are winners in at least one World Championship, if not more. It would be easy to become complacent with the long list of championships and events that ATL have helped customers to conquer, but we keep our feet firmly on the ground and push for even greater accomplishments. Successes such as winning the FIA Formula 1, WRC, WTCC, WRX and WEC world championships, along with the Le Mans 24hr and countless national and club championships too. We are proud to be part of every single victory. 


ATL operates a Quality Management System that is certified to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018.

ATL is at the forefront of FIA homologated crashworthy bladder materials for use in motorsport and currently has more materials homologated for the FT3-1999, FT3.5-1999 and FT5-1999 standards than any other safety fuel cell manufacturer.

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