Flitetec, an aircraft interiors specialist, has acquired SC Screenprint, a printing business in Uxbridge, London, UK.
Flitetec made the move to complement its existing design, manufacturing, repair and distribution expertise. It will allow in-house screen printing on polycarbonates, plastics, cloth, vinyl, decal transfers and metallic parts, as well as supporting the manufacture of such products as meal tray tables, seatbacks, overhead bins and cabin dividers.
Flitetec, with facilities in the UK and France, is also set to invest further in pad and hot foil printing to further strengthen its capabilities and meet growing customer demand.
“This is an exciting acquisition for Flitetec,” said Trevor Lea, managing director. “It means we will have unique aerospace and defence AS9100D quality screen-printing capabilities, supported by in-house design facilities. It will bring immediate benefits for the Martin-Baker and 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).”
“This acquisition is part of an ambitious growth and business development strategy at Flitetec,” Lea added. “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.”
Flitetec is a designer and manufacturer of new, repaired and overhauled aircraft interior products, as well as a stocking distributor. The company’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. SC Screenprint has been brought in-house.