Shimtech Group business, Pillar Seals & Gaskets partners with Edwards Vacuum in managing their Global Abatement spares business

Worthing, West Sussex, March 6th, 2018 – Pillar Seals & Gaskets (“PSG”) today announced that it has partnered with Edwards Vacuum in the outsourced management of its Global Abatement Systems spares requirements for products manufactured in Edwards’ Clevedon, UK, facility.

PSG Will operate and manage the Spares Global Distribution Centre (SGDC) on behalf of Edwards, supplying product to their regional service centres and customers globally from its base in the UK.

Commenting on the partnership, PSG’s Managing Director, Chris Smith, said:

“This significant new business awarded from Edwards Vacuum is a natural extension to the spares kitting support PSG already provides to its major customers.

“Edwards is a highly-regarded, world-class brand with demanding performance expectations from its suppliers.  We are therefore very proud and excited to have been chosen to partner with Edwards in managing their customer spares requirements globally from our facility in Worthing, UK.” 

PSG has been providing sealing solutions, supply chain management and in later years kitted and assembled parts to a global customer base for many years, supporting a broad range of blue chip customers.



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About Shimtech

Shimtech is an international aerospace manufacturing and engineering group.  With over 500 employees, the Shimtech Group currently operates from three divisions spread across North America, the United Kingdom and the Czech Republic.

Gap Management:  Shimtech is the world’s largest supplier of specialist “Gap Management” solutions for aerospace assembly applications, and the winner of many prestigious accolades for the delivery of consistent, world-class performance levels, supporting some of the most demanding and technologically-advanced aerospace programmes in operation today.   Shimtech Gap Management comprises California-based Lamsco West, Inc., Pennsylvania-based Bolsan Company, Inc., and London, UK-based Attewell Ltd.

Composites:  Shimtech is a specialist supplier of high-performance, lightweight, fibre-reinforced components, structures and complex sub-assemblies, supporting a broad range of programmes in the global commercial and military aerospace markets.  Shimtech Composites comprises San Diego, CA-based Performance Plastics Inc., Port Angeles, WA-based Angeles Composite Technologies, Inc. and Hermosillo, Mexico-based Shimtech de Mexico.  Typical products supplied include; aircraft sub-assemblies, fairings, flight control structures, radomes, ducting, interior cabinetry, tooling and other advanced composite structures.

Sealing:  Via its businesses PSG UK and PSG CR, Shimtech is a manufacturer and supplier of high performance gasket and elastomeric and metallic sealing components supporting many high technology industries.  PSG is also a leading provider of supply chain management and inventory fulfillment solutions supporting high volume manufacturing production and spares requirements for its customers, world-wide.


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