Twelve companies joined Invest NI at this year's Farnborough International Airshow.

Northern Ireland Aerospace and Defence

It’s never been as important to fine-tune your supply chain.

Northern Ireland can offer you:

  • An established, globally competitive supply chain powerhouse
  • Access to a dense concentration of 100+ AS9100 Certified companies with annual sector revenues of >$1.8bn
  • Technologies in aerostructures, composite design, manufacture and repair, precision machining, advanced tooling design and manufacture, advanced polymers and injection moulding, seating & interiors, design & stress engineering, and advanced metal forming
  • An award-winning supply chain – over 50% of UK Supply Chain Gold awards are held by Northern Ireland companies
  • Access to leading research institutions
  • Unparalleled flexibility in trade and market access – part of the EU customs union and free, unrestricted access to the UK market
  • A partner to accelerate supplier relationships – Invest NI, Northern Ireland’s economic development agency, offers a bespoke supplier relationship service.

To find out how Northern Ireland Aerospace can help you, contact us today

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Companies that attended

  • CCP Gransden has a sophisticated aerospace-grade manufacturing facility that can deliver one of the UK’s widest selections of advanced composite manufacturing processes in-house. A variety of notable primes use CCP Gransden for performance improvements across sectors such as Aerospace, Automotive, Defence, and Space.

  • Founded in 1996 near Belfast, Datum Tool Design is a leader in the design and manufacture of Aerospace tooling. From components and composite tooling to assembly and transport fixtures, its in-house FEA analysis and manufacturing capabilities allow the company to deliver high quality tools to the major OEMs and tier ones.

  • Denroy is one of the world’s leading innovators in the design and manufacture of engineered polymer components and solutions. It supplies high performance thermoplastics to OEMs and Tier 1s including Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Spirit, GKN & BAE and holds accreditations including SC21 Gold and EFQM 6 star for organisational performance.

  • JW Kane is part of the Singapore Aerospace Manufacturing (SAM) Group of companies. Based in Northern Ireland, with circa 100 employees, its core activities are to manufacture to print complex Aerospace components, machining, special processing and final assembly. The company offers competitive manufactured solutions, thanks to its unique know-how and advanced machining capabilities. JW Kane has proven credibility at Safran and Spirit in Belfast and is seen as the entry point to Europe and North America for the SAM group.

  • McGreevy Engineering has over 40 years’ engineering and manufacturing experience, specialising in precision machined components.
    Utilising advanced manufacturing technologies, the company delivers service excellence and cost benefit, through its breadth of processes. With the capability to support rapid response, prototypes and low-rate production, McGreevy Engineering exemplifies integrated engineering solutions.

  • Moyola Precision Engineering is a technology driven company known globally for its provision of world class machining solutions for 5-axis components, kits and assemblies for the civil aerospace, defence and space industries. Moyola has been awarded the prestigious ADS SC21 Gold Award for four consecutive years, recognising its operational excellence. 

  • PAC Group is a Belfast-based electrical and mechanical engineering company working across the UK and Europe. Its award-winning patent-protected carbon composite preformers are used in the aerospace sector in the manufacture of carbon composite components and structures. PAC Group's Composite division delivers advice and highly specialised solutions for the aerospace industry.

  • Plaswire is the specialist plastic recycler creating net zero solutions for complex aviation waste polymers. It has the technology to convert problem polymers into sustainable products. The company substitutes high carbon industrial elements with its smart RX Polymer - reducing landfill, reducing incineration, reducing mineral extraction and reducing virgin polymer consumption.

  • Located in NI with unfettered access to the EU, Resonate Testing is a mechanical and environmental test facility, holding ISO17025:2017 accreditation. The proven track record of supporting component qualification for fire, vibration, shock, and SRS shock etc., the organisation is ideally positioned to demonstrate compliance with the most stringent environmental test requirements.

  • RTA is a supply chain management, warehousing and logistical service company supporting aircraft interior assemblies for over 25 years. Sub-contracted machining, fabrication, forming, and moulding capabilities extend capacity, ideal for quick reaction and prototype needs. Kitting and sub-assembly services, and 3PL management to part-level for final mile solutions. AS9100/9120, AEO-F, and SC21-Gold certified.

  • Technical Metals Group comprises of Springco NI Ltd, a spring solutions provider and Technical Metals Ltd, a CNC machinist and anodising plant.  The Group is committed to supporting its clients in the Aerospace and Defence sectors worldwide providing a wide range of springs, tube forms and spars. ISO9100 approved and SC21 Gold.

  • United Performance Metals (UPM), an O’Neal Industries affiliate company, is a specialty metals solutions centre serving customers in a variety of industries offering an extensive inventory of high-performance metals, FIRSTCUT+® Processing Services, quality approvals, and custom supply chain solutions. UPM maintains ten service centres worldwide.

Supply chain excellence

Northern Ireland is home to five SC21 Gold Award winners: Moyola Precision Engineering, Denroy Plastics, IPC Mouldings, Technical Metals and RTA Ireland. Watch our playlist below to discover more.

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