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Introducing Zeus Piezoceramics

Zeus Piezoceramics is a new ceramic manufacturing venture from Neptune Sonar, providing PZT components from a facility in Hessle, East Yorkshire.

As many businesses who purchase PZT components will understand, the supply chain for ceramics can be very unpredictable. Neptune Sonar has found a need to start producing its own PZT raw components over the years as the business has been affected by supply chain issues, inhibiting growth and customer confidence, for example...

  • Increasing lead-times.
  • High costs and NRE charges for low volumes or prototypes.
  • Unexpected ceramic product failures on delivery inspection.
  • Recovery or re-manufacture time for product failures.
As a critical component in the manufacture of its own products, Neptune Sonar decided it needed control of its own PZT supply.


Shape From (mm) To (mm)
DiscsAll Sizes
  • Including Striped Tubes
  • Increasing Hemisphere size capabilities with new CNC up to 150mm
  • High volume Segment throughput


  • Short production lead times, 4 to 6 weeks.
  • Low cost small production volumes.
  • Quality inspection, low failure rates.
  • Control of production processes.
  • On-time delivery.
  • Rapid PZT samples for prototyping and development of transducers and arrays, within 2 to 4 weeks.
  • Reducing NRE costs and project timescales.


  • March 2019 - Neptune funded a venture to investigate the manufacture of basic PZT components in-house for Neptune Sonar’s own product use.
  • December 2019 - Neptune had invested in equipment necessary for the machining, silvering, poling, and testing capability.
  • July 2021 - 70% of Neptune’s PZT ceramics were made internally, including bars, plates, small hemispheres and various rings and tubes.
  • November 2021 - ZEUS became a registered name for the PZT ceramic manufacturing department.
  • August 2021 - A decision was made to expand the PZT manufacturing capability and moved into a new unit at Priory Tec Park, Hessle, East Yorkshire.

Neptune Sonar’s delivery performance for its transducer products has significantly improved since its own supply of PZT. It has also managed to reduce the reaction time for new development projects, with an overall reduced NRE cost.

Our Company

Formed in 1990, Neptune Sonar is now the leading company in underwater transducer technology, offering one of the world's largest and most comprehensive range of undersea defence and commercial transducers.

Based in the UK, our research and manufacturing operation is located on a 25-acre site in East Yorkshire. With a 60,000 square metre trials lake and a floating calibration laboratory, the site provides an extensive range of facilities supporting every aspect of acoustic transducer development from modelling and design to final product acceptance.

We also provide PZT components from our Zeus Piezoceramics facility in Hessle, East Yorkshire.

Neptune Sonar Limited
Kelk Lake
East Yorkshire
YO25 8HG

T: 01262 490234
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We design, manufacture and test acoustic sensors and electronics for...

  • Naval Defense
  • Maritime Security
  • Offshore Oil & Gas
  • Hydrographic Survey Industry
  • Oceanographic Science
  • Environmental Sectors
  • Aquaculture