Shimco named Tier 1 supplier for Airbus Defence and Space

Dedication to customer support, quality, on-time delivery and innovation are recognized.

CAMBRIDGE, Ontario March 6, 2018 – Shimco, an award-winning, world-wide leader in the manufacture of precision parts and gap-management solutions was recently named a Tier 1 supplier by Airbus Defence and Space. Monica Santos Souza, Sales Representative for Shimco in Brazil led the in-depth application and evaluation process.

“This procurement approval as a tier 1 supplier from Airbus, an esteemed industry OEM, is a significant recognition for Shimco,” said Peter Voss, President and CEO of Shimco. “A screening process with the Airbus Defence and Space quality team led by Shimco’s Monica Santos Souza with her established Airbus contacts, involved a detailed review of our products, processes, equipment and quality systems in addition to our proven operational integrity and commitment to innovation. Being part of the Airbus supplier network further elevates our supply chain presence in Brazil and world-wide.”

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017 it generated revenues of €67 billion and employed a workforce of around 129,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides one of the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

In addition to Airbus Defence and Space, Shimco has Tier 1 supplier approvals from such aerospace companies as Bombardier, Embraer and Bell Helicopter, as well as Tier 2 and 3 approvals from Heroux-Devtek, Safran, Asco, Sonaca, UTAS Landing Systems, Wesco Aircraft, Sumitomo Precision Products, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Triumph Group and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Shimco also provides small precision formed or machined parts (coated or uncoated), laminated, edgebonded and tapered shims and spacers to over 200 other aerospace companies around the world.