Shimco Breaks Ground at New Headquarters

Shimco, a world-wide leader in the manufacture of precision parts and gap management solutions, announced today the inauguration of its new headquarters was held at their future 25,000 square foot facility site in Cambridge, Ontario. Relocation of Shimco’s current headquarters in Markham, Ontario to Cambridge is planned for December 2015.

Shimco Ground Breaking Ceremony

Benjamin Voss, Hannah Voss, Jennifer Voss (Shimco), Steven Fairweather (City of Cambridge), Mayor Doug Craig, Peter Voss (Shimco), James Goodram (City of Cambridge) and Brian Butcher (Cambridge Chamber of Commerce).

In attendance at the ground-breaking ceremony in the Boxwood business subdivision in north Cambridge was the Mayor of Cambridge, Doug Craig; Steven Fairweather, Chief Financial Officer and City Treasurer, City of Cambridge; James Goodram, Director of Economic Development, City of Cambridge; Brian Butcher, VP of Operations and Communications, Cambridge Chamber of Commerce; Peter Voss, President, CEO and owner of Shimco; his wife Jennifer Voss, Director of Shimco and their two children, Benjamin and Hannah Voss.

The new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility will incorporate increased automation, new manufacturing capabilities and the latest lean manufacturing principles. Shimco also plans to collaborate with local educational institutions, equipment manufacturers and its customers to create a ‘centre of excellence’ to commercialize leading edge manufacturing and processing technologies. An additional 15,000 square foot expansion is already in the planning stage to start construction in 2016, which will incorporate surface treatment and testing, allowing the company to offer end-to-end customized solutions to its international customer base.

During the relocation period, parallel manufacturing is planned for the current manufacturing site in Markham, Ontario and the new Cambridge location to ensure no interruption in deliveries to customers.

Voss comments: “It was an honour to be surrounded by representatives from the City of Cambridge, Cambridge’s Chamber of Commerce, but particularly my family, without whose never-ending support none of this would have been possible. As a resident of Cambridge, it is especially momentous to establish Shimco here, alongside other leading aerospace manufacturers, and to create new jobs in a community known for advanced manufacturing. The City of Cambridge has been extremely accommodating during this process and I thank them for their support. Our customers have given me very positive feedback on our move, and we are already seeing new opportunities with existing and new customers because of the significantly improved capabilities planned for the new facility. We look forward to the construction of the new building in the coming months and our move to Cambridge at the end of this year.”

A Look at Aerospace Manufacturing in Ontario

The aerospace manufacturing sector in Ontario brings in annual revenue of 5.3 billion dollars, which can largely be attributed to exports. In fact, 80% of that number accounts for satisfied global customers and buyers who rely on Ontario’s contributions to carry their supply chain from concept through to actual production.

Why Ontario?

The reasons are many and the Ontario Canada database does a great job of putting them in perspective.

Having an educated workforce that benefits from the presence of universities and programs that train students on cutting edge technologies like light weight composites and digital imaging helps. As does a competitive tax structure that helps keep manufacturing costs lower than any other G7 nation in the world.

The accelerators and incubators focused on the aviation industry foster a culture of inquisitiveness and excellence. The workforce is capable of custom creating parts to the most demanding specifications while concentrating on reducing greenhouse emissions and bringing down the fuel requirements per passenger.

Ontario is a hub of aggressive and collaborative research and development. From landing gear systems to satellite components to electronic systems and avionics, the 200 plus manufacturers serve and support all possible areas of the aviation industry with reliable, just in time products and services.

Ontario Manufacturers Making an Impact

The province boasts over 125 aerospace programs which help set Ontario apart as a leader in manufactured components. The sky is the limit and the coming decade will set the tone for the future of aerospace design.

Ranking high on the list of Ontario’s Top Aerospace Manufacturing Players, Shimco is known for our innovative solutions and proactive R&D projects.

With a track record of success, we excel at using high grade CNC machining and proprietary processes to add exceptional detail to our custom parts that are unrivalled in the industry.

We are proud to be considered a “high flyer” in Ontario, and continue to push ourselves toward further growth. To learn more about our company and how we fit into Ontario’s aerospace manufacturing landscape, feel free to visit us online.

Avdel Aerospace Now Representing Shimco in India

Paris Air Show 2015 Agreement

From left: Peter Voss and Jennifer Voss of Shimco, with Sameer Bulchandani and
Nandish Jingade from Avdel

Shimco, a world-wide leader in the manufacture of precision parts and gap management solutions, announced today the appointment of Avdel Aerospace as the exclusive representative in India for all Shimco parts and services. The agreement was signed in the Shimco stand (Ontario/Canadian Pavilion), at the 2015 Paris Air Show by Peter Voss, President, CEO and owner of Shimco; Jennifer Voss, Director of Shimco; Sameer Bulchandani, Managing Director of Avdel (India) Pvt. Ltd.; and Nandish Jingade, General Manager (Aerospace) of Avdel.

Avdel Aerospace is a division of Avdel (India) Pvt. Ltd. which was founded in 1961 and supplies fasteners, raw material and other hardware to aerospace and industrial customers. With warehouses and sales office locations around India including Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai Thiruvananthapuram and Kanpur, Avdel Aerospace has a strategic advantage of effectively covering the geography of the major aerospace pockets around India. Avdel’s aerospace division is the largest Indian hardware supplier/distributor to the aviation sector.

Nandish Jingade of Avdel Aerospace comments: “We were actively searching to represent a supplier of high-quality precision parts, and Shimco was at the top of the list. We initially met with Shimco last year at the Farnborough International Airshow, which was followed by an on-site visit by Peter Voss to our headquarters in Mumbai during Aero India in February. Shimco has built a successful business of metallic and non-metallic precision parts, with a specialty in gap management solutions for sub and final assemblies, and partners directly and indirectly with many of the world’s largest Tier 1 and OEM aerospace companies including Airbus, Asco, Boeing, Bombardier Aerospace, Bell Helicopter, Embraer, UTAS, RTI Claro, Sonaca, SPP, MHI and Wesco Aerospace. Avdel Aerospace is honoured to be their exclusive representative in India and we look forward to building their future success in the Indian market.”

“I met with other potential distributors and representatives in India, but found Avdel Aerospace to have the most breadth in terms of customer base, knowledge and experience,” comments Peter Voss of Shimco. “Their approach to business is with honesty and integrity, which is in line with Shimco’s core values. Avdel Aerospace represents several well-known leading international hardware and raw material manufacturers and is equipped with a solid team of sales engineers and supporting staff. With Avdel Aerospace on board, Shimco is set for considerable growth in India.”

About Shimco
For over 25 years, Shimco has served the aerospace, defense, space, industrial and other sectors worldwide. Shimco is a world-wide leader in the manufacture of precision parts and gap management solutions (such as laminated and edge-bonded shims, tapers and spacers), in materials ranging from aluminum and titanium through to synthetics and composites.

Shimco offers a tradition of innovationprecision and execution, providing solutions that conform to exacting international and customer-specific standards. Shimco is registered with the Canadian Controlled Goods Program and is an ISO9001:2008 & AS9100C registered company. Their commitment to quality, on-time delivery, lean manufacturing, customer support, the environment and financial strength is unparalleled. Canadian Headquarters are located in Markham, Ontario.

We are dedicated to be a preferred strategic partner to global aerospace, space and defence OEMs and Tier 1 system integrators, suppliers and MRO organizations, providing value and service on everything that flies.