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Lamsco completes doubling of capacity

Added 15/06/15

15 June 2015

News Release

Lamsco completes doubling of capacity

Paris-Le Bourget, France. Lamsco West, Inc. (“Lamsco”), part of the Shimtech Group’s Gap

Management & Alignment Division (“Shimtech”), and the largest specialist aerospace shim

manufacturing business in the World, today announces that it has completed a $4 million capacity

expansion programme.

The expansion programme has involved the complete relocation of Lamsco’s manufacturing

operation to a modern, state-of-the-art 75,000 square foot (approximately 7,000 square metres)

building in Santa Clarita, California.

Speaking of the capacity expansion, Shimtech CEO, Howard Kimberley, said:

“Lamsco’s continuing success has necessitated this long-planned move.

“We are proud to be able to announce the successful completion of this complex project, and I

would like to take this opportunity to thank our committed and hard-working employees for this

highly creditable achievement.

“Lamsco has for many years set the benchmark for lean practices in high volume aerospace

manufacturing and logistics management for small precision details. In fact we have been

pleased to host benchmarking visits to promote and share some of our process innovations and

best practices amongst some leading institutions.

“With this move the bar has been set higher, as Lamsco have designed and commissioned a

“factory for the future”. Not only does this incorporate world-class concepts to optimize

manufacturing flow and enhance productivity, but we have at the same time been able to

incorporate some exciting technical firsts into the manufacturing process for aerospace shim


“At Shimtech, we believe in looking to the future. We will continue to find ways to help support our

customers with investment and best technology solutions to ensure they stay ahead.”

To find out more, come and visit Lamsco on Stand D192 in Hall 4 at the International Paris Air

Show 2015, where they will be exhibiting as a member of the Shimtech Group


For further information:

Howard Kimberley

Group Chief Executive

Shimtech Industries Limited

Tel: +44 7713 625461

Notes to Editors

Shimtech is a specialist supplier of high performance composite structures, assemblies and shim

solutions to the global aerospace industry.

Shimtech components and assemblies support a broad range of programs in the commercial and

military aerospace markets, including advanced composite structures for UAVs and space


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