Sermatech, Goodrich Sign “Shop in Shop” Agreement
Sermatech International has entered into a multiyear agreement to provide Goodrich Corporation’s Landing Gear Facility in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, with a turnkey “shop-in-shop” coating facility for the application of high velocity oxy-fuel (HVOF) thermal spray coatings to landing gear components.
Sermatech will begin its support of Goodrich in Oakville by applying, grinding, and superfinishing HVOF coatings on A380 landing gear components in this new facility. The “shop-in-shop” concept enables a lean manufacturing environment that optimizes workflow, reduces inventories and minimizes turn-times for Goodrich by eliminating the need for outsourcing these processes, according to the company. The new coating facility is intended to be fully operational by January 1, 2007