Swedish manufacturer SKF has acquired QPM Aerospace’s metallic rod business. The acquisition will be a platform for SKF’s growth in the metallic rod business in North America.
The manufacturing site is in Monroe close to Seattle, WA. SKF will acquire 12 employees.
Metallic rods are used in various aerospace applications such as mechanism actuation, airplane structures and equipment suspensions. SKF’s metallic rod activities are in Saint Vallier, South of Lyon in France.
SKF’s existing customer base is mainly European and includes customers such as Airbus, Dassault and Eurocopter. QPM is a supplier to Boeing and is qualified for supplies also to Airbus.