Chromalloy said it has announced its new state-of-the-art gas turbine engine machining facility is operational and producing first article test production on aircraft engine components.
“Chromalloy´s new 36,000 square foot manufacturing center is a dedicated precision machining facility for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) new engine components,” said Thomas Mepham, CEO, Sequa Corporation, during the grand opening ceremony.
The new facility, which utilizes lean and operational excellence principles and workflow designs, has the capacity to machine up to 68,000 gas turbine engine components a year. The facility will be online producing customer orders beginning in January 2016.
The new plant was designed to replace Chromalloy´s adjacent 17,000 square foot facility at the Roca Fuerte Industrial Park, in operation since 2009.
Chromalloy has expanded from a gas turbine parts repair business into an OEM supplier of production parts and advanced repairs and services for gas turbines used in aviation and land-based applications. It serves the airline, military, marine and energy segments with a broad range of services at locations around the globe. It is a subsidiary of Sequa Corporation.
Sequa Corporation is a diversified industrial company with operations in the aerospace, energy and metal coatings industries. Sequa is a Carlyle Group company.