Aircraft interiors specialist Flitetec has boosted its capabilities by acquiring a London-based printing business.
The company says it acquired the assets and goodwill of Uxbridge-based SC Screenprint Ltd to complement its existing design, manufacturing, repair and distribution expertise. Screen printing on polycarbonates, plastics, cloth, vinyl, decal transfers and metallic parts is now possible in-house, as well as supporting the manufacture of products such as meal tray tables, seat backs, overhead bins and cabin dividers.
Trevor Lea, the company’s Managing Director commented: “This is an exciting acquisition for Flitetec. It means we will have unique aerospace and defence AS9100 D quality screen printing capabilities, supported by inhouse design facilities.
“It will bring immediate benefits for the Martin-Baker & RLC Group contracts we already have in place supporting the F-35 combat aircraft programme and legacy platforms. As well as enhancing our vertically integrated interior manufacture and repair capabilities, it will support our market leading two-week design and manufacture lead times and provides greater flexibility in achieving customer deadlines, including for aircraft on the ground (AOG).”
Flitetec’s expansion plan over the past three years has included the launch of a new service, distributing and stocking a broad range of aerospace products for both the civil and defence markets.
Trevor added: “This acquisition is part of an ambitious growth and business development strategy at Flitetec. We are now intent on further enhancing our capability with investment in pad and hot foil printing to meet customer demand and capitalise on growth opportunities.”