Canada-based precision engineering company MSB Design will open its first US office in Savannah, Georgia, on January 1, 2016. The company says the decision was made in response to increased demand from the US aviation market for MSB’s technical expertise in producing tailor-made crystal, china and flatware inserts (CCF), hi-lo tables and customized cabinet kits.
Shannon Gill (above), business development director at MSB Design, will relocate to Savannah, from the company headquarters in Montreal, Canada, to run the strategic development of MSB Group. Supporting Gill will be a US-based sales team, as well as MSB personnel on-site at customer locations in Kansas, California and Ohio.
MSB says it has experienced a big rise in orders from an expanding number of customers in the last two years. It is now regularly receiving single orders for wide-body aircraft completions of more than 100 pieces of the CCF inserts. Each order requires the design department to work closely with the OEM, or completion center’s team, to establish the exact requirements for each project. The technical team then creates the specifications for each insert, which can be used to store dinnerware, crystal, stemware and other fragile objects during taxi, take-off, flight and landing.
“The bespoke nature of our products means we work very closely with the customer to provide exactly what they need,” said Gill. “With many of our customers now originating in the USA, it made sense for us to bring the business to the country, and commit a dedicated team to developing the potential. I’m really excited to be opening MSB’s first non-Canadian office and look forward to growing our customer base here in the USA.”
The most recent customer to add MSB’s range of hi-lo tables as a line-fit option is Gulfstream, for its G500 and G600 models.
The latest hi-lo table, which is available in both manual and electric versions, will be showcased during NBAA 2015, which will be held on November 17-19 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The latest electric model uses Bluetooth technology, enabling cabin attendants to modify its height from anywhere in the cabin. MSB will also showcase its CCF insert range and its latest tailor-made composite parts, which include iPhone charging stations and magazine racks.
“As we work with a wider variety of completion centers and OEMs, we are increasingly asked for one-off designs,” said Gill. “With our experience, knowledge and capabilities we are well positioned to support these requests and look forward to meeting existing and new clients at the show.”
November 5, 2015