Gap Management

Shimtech Group subsidiary, Lamsco West, Inc. receives MHI Partner of the Year Award 2017

Santa Clarita, February 22nd, 2018 – Lamsco West Inc. (“Lamsco”) today announced that it has received the prestigious award of MHI Partner of the Year, 2017.

The award, presented by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, was in recognition of the world-class levels of quality and delivery achieved by the Lamsco team during the previous calendar year.  It also recognised the flexibility and rapidity of response consistently shown by the team in supporting demand across a variety of MHI commercial aerospace programmes during 2017.  It is the second time that Lamsco has been recognised as Partner of the Year by MHI within the last four years.

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

“This is another outstanding achievement by our team and we are absolutely honoured that MHI has chosen to recognise Lamsco in this way.

“Partnership, shared values and a commitment to the highest possible levels of operational performance are what Lamsco, and the entire Shimtech group is all about.

“MHI quite rightly demands unstinting excellence in all facets of their global supply chain, and hence to have achieved this pre-eminent award for the second time leaves us immensely proud.”

Lamsco has been supplying shims, fillers and other precision components in metallic, engineered plastic and advanced composite materials to a global customer base for many years, supporting a broad range of major commercial and military aerospace programmes.


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About Shimtech

Shimtech is an international aerospace manufacturing and engineering group.  With over 500 employees, the Shimtech Group currently operates from three divisions spread across North America, the United Kingdom and the Czech Republic.

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.

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 structures.

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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