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History

The original four businesses comprising Shimtech were acquired in a transaction backed by international private equity group, Bridgepoint, in October 2011.

In October 2013 Shimtech acquired San Diego based Performance Plasrtics, Inc. This added the Composite Engineered Structures division to the group, and with it, the capability to manufacture fully integrated composite and metallic aero structure components and sub assemblies,  as well as the end-to-end manufacture of lightweight composite shims and filters.

Through its specialist manufacturing and distribution operations, Shimtech has a proud operational heritage spanning over sixty five years.

During this time, the group’s laminated materials, shim and gasket products have helped ensure the precision adjustment, sealing alignment and interfacing of countless engineered components and structures, for a variety of performance-critical applications, in a broad range of industries.

Building on our manufacturing credentials, on-going engineering collaboration is a key feature of the partnership-based relationships we share with our customers.

Nowhere is this more evident than with the innovative, lightweight, high performance shimming solutions we offer for the new generation of composite rich aerospace programs, and our value-adding, Integrated Shim Solutions.

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