GKN AEROSPACE REVIEW continued
Fokker acquisition strengthens GKN Aerospace
In October, we completed the acquisition of Fokker Technologies Group B. V. A specialist tier one supplier in aerostructures, electrical wiring systems, landing gear and support services, Fokker operates across the commercial, military and business jet markets. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the business has become an operating division of GKN Aerospace making the combined business the global number two in aerostructures, while adding a new competence as the global number three in electrical wiring systems.
Fokker Technologies is a global aerospace specialist in aerostructures, electrical systems, landing gear and through-life aircraft support systems. The company has 100 years’ heritage in the industry and operates through four principal business units: • Fokker Aerostructures: light-weight aerostructures such as tails, wing components, and fuselage panels • Fokker Elmo: electrical wiring and interconnect systems • Fokker Landing Gear: landing gear technology • Fokker Services: aircraft and parts availability services. The Fokker business brings around 5,000 colleagues to GKN Aerospace, as well as 21 new locations in nine countries: the Netherlands, US, China, Turkey, India, Canada, Mexico, Romania and Belgium.
How Fokker fits within GKN
GKN Aerospace has the following business units – Aerospace Engine Systems, Aerostructures North America, Aerostructures Europe and Special Products Group. They are all supported by Global Engineering & Technology. Fokker will join GKN Aerospace as a new business unit.
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