Aero-Craft in Newington changes name to Volvo Aero Connecticut
Volvo Aero’s wholly owned subsidiary, Aero-Craft in Newington, outside Hartford, Connecticut in the US, has changed name to Volvo Aero Connecticut.
The name change occurred in conjunction with the inauguration on Friday of a major expansion of the production facilities in Newington.
Volvo Aero acquired Aero-Craft in December 2004. In conjunction with the purchase, Volvo Aero entered into a partnership on Trent 1000 fan cases with Carlton Forge Works, which opened the way for a focus on the production of fan cases for aircraft engines.
After a short period it became apparent that the existing factory premises of 3,700 square meters in Newington would not be sufficient for Volvo Aero’s expansion plans. Ground was broken in autumn 2006 for a completely new factory building covering about 2,500 square meters.
This building was inaugurated on Friday by Erling Vister, Senior Vice President Supply Chain from Volvo Aero’s executive management.
Concurrently, he announced that Aero-Craft is now changing name to Volvo Aero Connecticut.
”We consider that the time is ripe for Aero-Craft to become a ’true’ Volvo company, since the company fulfills our requirements. Among other aspects, most recently the company was environmentally certified in accordance with ISO 14001. Accordingly, it is natural and practical that this company is aligned to the name structure we have within Volvo Aero,” explains Erling Vister.
Volvo Aero Connecticut has some 60 employees. The building now being inaugurated provides the conditions for continued expansion and in future the number of employees will increase to about 90.
Volvo Aero Connecticut manufactures components for commercial and military aircraft engines, such as fan cases, the largest component that houses the forward section of the aircraft engine.
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