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Completes Move to Cambridge and Boosts Manufacturing Capacity
has successfully relocated its company headquarters to a new 25,000 square foot
state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Cambridge, Ontario.
CAMBRIDGE, Ontario (October 14, 2016) Shimco, a world-wide leader in
the manufacture of precision parts, specialized coatings and gap-management
solutions has completed
its move from Markham, Ontario to a new 25,000 square foot state-of-the-art
manufacturing facility in Cambridge, Ontario with increased capacity and
advancements in manufacturing processes.
The new facility has received full AS9100C recertification, as
well as updated customer approvals from its current aerospace customers
including Asco, Bell Helicopter, Bombardier, Embraer, UTAS Goodrich, Héroux-Devtek,
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries,
RTI, Sonaca, SPPCA, UTC Aerospace Systems and Wesco Aircraft.
Advanced lean manufacturing principles were incorporated at the
new location with a paperless production floor, an electronic Kanban system,
and new labour-saving equipment. The most significant upgrade in production efficiency
resulted from the purchase and implementation of two Mazak 4000 HCN horizontal
machining centres and a Mazak Palletech system, forming a flexible
manufacturing system (FMS). The FMS can run 32 jobs at once with only one
operator, or in a lights out mode with no operator in attendance, resulting
in considerable reductions in cost and production time.
A 30,000 square foot expansion at the same location is in
development to support in-house processing, commercialization of Shimcos
licensed Keronite PEO coating application, and to establish a Centre of
Excellence with local research institutions.
Voss, President and CEO of Shimco, comments, Over the last five years, Shimco has
made substantial advancements in technology, throughput, efficiency and
financial resources. Our customers throughout the world have recognized our
commitment to becoming a significant part of the integrated supply chain, and
this move to a custom-built, state-of-the-art facility shows our commitment is
long-term. We now have the capacity to continue our rapid growth over the
coming years, in both conventional processes and in advanced technology
platforms, in a region well known for its advanced manufacturing companies and
strong labour talent.
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, specialized coatings 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 and in PEO coated
offers a tradition of innovation, precision 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. Our
commitment to quality, on-time delivery, lean manufacturing, customer support,
the environment and financial strength is unparalleled. Canadian Headquarters
are in a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Cambridge, Ontario.
We are dedicated in
being 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.
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