Ascent Aerospace's adds Gemcor to assembly line integration portfolio

Aircraft assembly line integrator Ascent Aerospace has bolstered its automated assembly capabilities with the addition of Gemcor, the company said.

Gemcor is a global leader in developing and manufacturing automated fastening systems that are used by virtually every airframe manufacturer throughout the world.

Gemcor systems are used in the sub-assembly of aircraft wings, fuselages and nacelles with the company having produced more than 2,200 automated fastening systems throughout its 78-year history.

The transaction is expected to close during the first quarter of 2016.

Ascent Aerospace, an AIP Aerospace company, is headquartered in Santa Ana, CA, and provides integrated factory systems, tooling, automation equipment, and engineering services. The company has factories, engineering offices, service centers and equipment installations located in North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

Founded in Buffalo, NY in 1937, Gemcor, headquartered in West Seneca, NY, provides automated fastening systems and part positioning solutions used in the assembly of aircraft components.