Shimtech Buys Angeles Composites Technologies

Shimtech Industries has announce its acquired, US-based, Angeles Composites Technologies, Inc. (“ACTI”).

ACTI is a supplier of advanced structural composite assemblies and capabilities include the design and manufacture of autoclave and oven-cured composite components and structures including high temperature materials, CNC machining, tooling and final assembly of primary and secondary airframe substructures. Key programmes supported by ACTI include the F–35, F–22, B737, B777, B787 together with Bombardier’s Global Express and Q400.

Typical products manufactured by ACTI include aircraft flight control surfaces, nacelles, fairings, cowls, panels, doors and brackets as well as a variety of other reinforced thermoset components and structures.

As well as more than doubling Shimtech’s current autoclave and lay-up capacity, the acquisition of ACTI provides a significant up-shift in the size, scale and complexity of Shimtech’s capability. With the acquisition and integration of ACTI, Shimtech can now fabricate much larger composite structures and establishes the company as a cost-effective source for larger fuselage, wing and empennage structures.

Commenting on the acquisition, Shimtech CEO, Howard Kimberley said:

With this latest move we are excited about the future. The acquisition of ACTI adds both scale and strength to our Composite Engineered Structures division and will further enhance our ability to deliver value to our global customers.