Shimtech acquires Angeles Composites Technologies

Shimtech can now fabricate much larger composite structures of up to 40-ft in length with a cross section of up to 10-ft.

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With the acquisition of US-based, Angeles Composites Technologies Inc. (ACTI), UK aerospace components supplier Shimtech Industries has expanded its size and capabilities for composites manufacturing.

This follows the 2013 acquisition and subsequent, multi-million dollar expansion, of Performance Plastics (San Diego, CA).

Operating from a purpose-designed campus in Port Angeles, close to the major aerospace corridor of Seattle, WA, ACTI is a supplier of advanced structural composite assemblies.

ACTI’s 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 programs 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.

“ACTI has a very broad capability base and a reputation for providing high quality, cost-effective, build-to-print solutions for composite parts as well as large, complex structural sub-assemblies,” said Howard Kimberley, CEO of Shimtech. “As well as more than doubling our 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 integration of ACTI, Shimtech can now fabricate much larger composite structures of up to 40-ft in length with a cross section of up to 10-ft, Kimberley said.

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