GKN acquisition upgrades its capabilities
GKN Aerospace’s acquisition of the U.S. company astech gives GKN increased capability in titanium structures. Now renamed astech Engineering Products, the company produces lightweight honeycomb structures that offer weight and noise reduction in the manufacture of aircraft.
GKN, which has 11 manufacturing centers in the U.S. and Europe, produces nacelles and components for engine programs such as the Falcon 50EX, the Gulfstream 100 and the AS900 family that will power the Bombardier Challenger 300 (formerly Continental).
GKN is also expanding the Boeing fabrication facility in St. Louis, which it acquired last year. It is relocating its resin transfer moulding capabilities there.