Timken is continuing to expand its aerospace aftermarket facilities by investing more than $12m in a new technology centre in Mesa, Arizona.
The new facility, which will include manufacturing and engineering functions, more than doubles the capacity of Timken’s previous aftermarket operation in Gilbert, Arizona, which will be vacated over the next several months.
The 85,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and technology centre will provide new space for integrating Timken’s specialised engineering, manufacturing, reconditioning and service functions for components and systems used for aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul. Many of these products are covered by Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The new Timken facility brings together, in one site, all the key capabilities to support aerospace aftermarket customers. The site will be a global product centre for the application, design and manufacturing process engineering for aerospace aftermarket products.
The site will also house a range of capabilities related to production, quality control, sales and customer service. Other activities centred there will include the stocking and distribution of components, transmissions and engines, as well as helicopter airframes required to support the US Foreign Military Sales program.
The Timken facility joins a number of prominent aerospace companies, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin and MD Helicopter, already situated in the industrial district adjacent to Falcon Field in Mesa.