One year after the acquisition of Thomson Aerospace & Defense, the pioneering name in aviation ball screw actuation, UMBRAGROUP continues its path of growth and innovation as it inaugurated a new state of the art MRO operation in its Saginaw, Michigan plant. The ribbon cutting and grand opening took place in October and marks another step for UMBRAGROUP in providing expanded services to their customers.
“This new Repair and Overhaul center is a wonderful achievement for UMBRAGROUP,” states Antonio Baldaccini, CEO and president UMBRAGOUP. “It allows us to offer expanded capabilities with excellent service closer to our customers in the target market of North America.” Thomson Aerospace & Defense essentially pioneered aviation ball screw actuation in the early 1940’s, and with their decades of related MRO experience, UMBRAGROU says they were the logical choice for their strategic initiatives. “This inauguration marks another milestone for UMBRAGROUP in revolutionizing motion solutions for our aerospace and defense customers.”
The MRO business in Saginaw is expected to grow revenues to more than $13 million in 2020, which is just one example of the many investments UMBRAGROUP is planning for the Thomson Aerospace & Defense business in Saginaw. During the next four to five years, the company intends to invest as much as $20 million for plant and equipment modernization. The group says they are “always ready for new challenges and growth opportunities in today’s highly dynamic and competitive global context.”