Major order for GF Machining Solutions in the aviation sector

Oct 14, 2014 7:00 AM

The recently acquired Liechti Engineering AG, Langnau (CH), won a USD 30 million (approx. CHF 28 million) order from a well-known aircraft engine manufacturer. The order consists of a large number of milling machines as well as related services.

The ordered machines will be used to produce the key rotating elements of the new engines which will equip the incoming generation of Airbus and Boeing aircrafts. Delivery will take place from 2015 to 2018.

Liechti Engineering AG is the worldwide market leader for 5-axis milling machines for aircraft engines and power generating turbines. Aerospace is a key target sector for GF Machining Solutions owing to its considerable growth potential.

GF Machining Solutions provides machine tools, automation solutions and customer services for the production of molds, dies and high value-added metal parts. The division has manufacturing facilities in Switzerland, Sweden and China, and serves its customers through its own sales companies in more than 50 countries.

GF comprises three divisions GF Piping Systems, GF Automotive, and GF Machining Solutions. Founded in 1802, the Corporation is headquartered in Switzerland and is present in 32 countries, with 124 companies, 48 of them production facilities. Its approximately  14 000 employees generated sales of CHF 3.77 billion in 2013. GF is the preferred partner of its customers for the safe transport of liquids and gases, lightweight casting components in vehicles, and high-precision manufacturing technologies.

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