Aircraft interiors specialist, Flitetec, has acquired the assets and goodwill of SC Screenprint (financials undisclosed), a printing business in London, to complement its design, manufacturing, repair and distribution capabilities. Flitec says the acquisition will allow in-house screen printing on polycarbonates, plastics, cloth, vinyl, decal transfers and metallic parts, as well as supporting the manufacture of products such as meal tray tables, seat backs, overhead bins and cabin dividers.
“It means we will have unique aerospace and defence AS9100 D quality screen-printing capabilities, supported by in-house design facilities, said Trevor Lea, managing director of Flitetec, of the deal. “It will bring immediate benefits for the Martin-Baker & 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 interiors 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).”
Lea added that the acquisition is part of a growth and business development strategy at Flitetec, which has facilities in the UK and France. “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.”