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Canadian Meloche Group acquires Hemmingford Aerospace

Hemmingford Aerospace facility ©Meloche Group

Quebec-based Meloche Group, a leader in developing and manufacturing aero structure and aircraft engine components for the aerospace sector, has acquired Hemmingford Aerospace, a key player in the aircraft engine part machining industry. This acquisition is part of Meloche Group’s growth strategy, which aims to double its sales by 2026, increasing it to CA$200 million (£121 million).

“We are pleased to welcome the Hemmingford Aerospace team into our group, bringing the number of employees at our five centres of excellence to 500,” stated Hugue Meloche, President & CEO of Meloche Group. “This acquisition consolidates our position in the market while opening the door to new possibilities with our engine manufacturer customers. By increasing our manufacturing space to over 150,000 ft², it also enables us to significantly expand our production capacity in order to continue more effectively meeting the growing needs of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 suppliers in the industry.”

A family business founded in 1963, Hemmingford Aerospace specializes mainly in manufacturing components for Pratt & Whitney engines, including high-precision machining, assembly, validation testing and inspection of parts. Despite the upheavals of the past few years, the company has succeeded in maintaining its rate of production thanks to its position in major programmes such as the Pratt & Whitney’s GTF™ engine, which powers the Airbus A320neo family, Airbus A220 aircraft and Embraer E-Jets E2 aircraft.

Meloche Group aims to pursue its growth both organically and through strategic acquisitions in Canada and the United States. In keeping with this, the group made its first acquisition in 2019 with Techniprodec, a manufacturer of machined components and complex assemblies for the aerospace industry located in Montreal East, Canada.

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