TriMas Aerospace expands European footprint

TriMas Aerospace has formed a strategic partnership with Kuehne+Nagel to establish a European logistics hub in Contern, Luxembourg.

The expansion was driven by TriMas' new business growth in the region with customers like Airbus, Safran and Sonaca, in addition to the strategic positioning of parts to service its customer base.

The firm designs and manufactures engineered fasteners, solid rivets, temporary and standard fasteners, complex engineered components and subassemblies for the global commercial and military aerospace industry. TriMas' produces under the Monogram Aerospace Fasteners, Allfast Fastening Systems, Mac Fasteners, RSA Engineered Products and Martinic Engineering brands.

The new European logistics hub provides the company with the ability to pre-position product to support the region and extends to recently secured long-term original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreements, as well as urgent aftermarket requirements.

John Schaefer, TriMas Aerospace President, said: "Kuehne+Nagel makes an ideal partner to service our growing European customer base. We are pleased with the launch of this strategic alliance and look forward to our expansion efforts over the next several years."

The firm anticipates product availability out of its Kuehne+Nagel partner location by the third quarter of 2020.

TriMas President and CEO, Thomas Alto, added: "The establishment of this new support location in Europe is aligned with TriMas Aerospace's long term strategy to expand our global presence in support of the global commercial and defense customer base.

"TriMas Aerospace is focused on leveraging a broad value proposition of innovative products, integrating its customers' automated assembly processes, tailoring logistics solutions and driving operational excellence."