Shimtech is the the global market leader in the manufacture of specialist gap management components - called ‘shims’ - that are critical in the assembly of commercial and military aircraft.
The business is the largest manufacturer of aerospace shims and laminated shim material in the world. It is also a leading supplier of high performance, lightweight composite structures and assemblies to the commercial and military aerospace markets.
It was formed from the successful integration and rebranding of four separate businesses acquired by Bridgepoint Development Capital from Hampson Industries in 2011. Shimtech subsequently made two acquisitions of US companies in the aerospace components sector, broadening its capability and strengthening its global market position.
Inflexion Private Equity and Auctus Industries backed a management buyout of the company in 2015. The new investment will help accelerate organic expansion, enabling Shimtech to capitalise on global growth in the sector, drive value from recent acquisitions and support further consolidation opportunities. The business now has manufacturing facilities in the US, Europe and Mexico, employing over 500 people worldwide.
WINNER - BVCA MANAGEMENT TEAM AWARDS 2016
Bridgepoint Development Capital: 2011 - 2015
Inflexion Private Equity: 2015 - present
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