Shimtech de Mexico Expansion

Shimtech de Mexico Expansion

London, 20 September, 2018 – International Aerospace Group Shimtech today announced that the Phase 2 expansion of its existing aerospace composites operation in Mexico is now at around the 90% completion stage, and remains on track to open its doors by the end of the calendar year.

Based in Hermosillo, Sonora, in Mexico’s Northern aerospace corridor, the new facility totaling 81,000 sq. ft. (7,500 sq. m.) is nearing completion, with long-lead equipment already being installed on site.  This includes two autoclaves, the biggest of which, at 50 ft. (15.2 m.) long and 12.5 ft. (3.6 m) wide, will be the largest in the Mexican supply chain and able to cure large wing, empennage and fuselage structures.

Commenting on the expansion, Shimtech Group Chief Executive, Howard Kimberley, said:

“It is very pleasing to have seen the new facility rise rapidly over the last 5 months, and I would like to acknowledge my thanks for the considerable efforts of our internal and external teams in making this happen, as well, of course, for the valuable support of the state of Sonora.

“We are looking forward to getting through qualification activity within the next few months and being able to offer our customers a highly-compelling value proposition for light-weight, composite aero structures and major sub-assemblies, produced by a world-class team in a state-of-the-art, purpose-designed facility.” 


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About Shimtech

Shimtech is an international aerospace manufacturing and engineering group.  With over 550 employees, the Shimtech Group currently operates from three divisions spread across the Americas, the United Kingdom and the Czech Republic.

Composites:  Shimtech is a specialist supplier of high-performance, lightweight, fibre-reinforced components, structures and complex sub-assemblies, supporting a broad range of programmes in the global commercial and military aerospace markets.  Shimtech Composites comprises San Diego, CA-based Performance Plastics Inc., Port Angeles, WA-based Angeles Composite Technologies, Inc. and Hermosillo, Mexico-based Shimtech de Mexico.  Typical products supplied include; aircraft sub-assemblies, fairings, flight control structures, radomes, ducting, interior cabinetry, tooling and other advanced composite components and structures.

Gap Management:  Shimtech is the world’s largest supplier of specialist “Gap Management” solutions for aerospace assembly applications, and the winner of many prestigious accolades for the delivery of consistent, world-class performance levels, supporting some of the most demanding and technologically-advanced aerospace programmes in operation today.   Shimtech Gap Management comprises California-based Lamsco West, Inc., Pennsylvania-based Bolsan Company, Inc., and London, UK-based Attewell Ltd.

Sealing:  Via its businesses PSG UK and PSG CR, Shimtech is a manufacturer and supplier of high performance gasket and elastomeric and metallic sealing components supporting many high technology industries.  PSG is also a leading provider of supply chain management and inventory fulfillment solutions supporting high volume manufacturing production and spares requirements for its customers, world-wide.

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