July 1st 2021
Gleason GMM 175
Arrival of our new Gleason GMM 175 Analytical gear inspection machine. commissioning and training will
commence in the next few weeks.
Sept 30th 2021
New Extruder hone
Our new Extruder hone AFM Vector now commissioned and running parts
Aug 14th 2021
Gleason GMM 175
Commissioning in progress today with Gleason Engineer on site.
July 23rd 2021
New Cleaning Machine
Our new parts cleaner now commissioned and ready to clean parts in our lapping area at Module 3
July 23rd 2021
Mitutoyo Round Test
Training in progress today on our new Mitutoyo NC Round test machine
March 29th 2022
New Studer Favorit
Taking delivery of our new Studer Favorit CNC Grinding machine. Our latest acquisition to further improve gauging and accuracy while increasing capacity.
A recent trip to to South Korea to explore possible new gear hobbing technologies.
Our new Gleason P90G
Our 7th CNC Gear Hobbing / Grinding machine purchased from Gleason in Studen Switzerland.
Our new Mazak 250 MSY
Our continual investment in state of the art machine tools increases our capacity to support the supply chain.
FTGearing /Mitutoyo promo shoot
F.T Gearing specialise in precision machined parts and gear technology solutions for the aerospace and defence sector. Working to very tight tolerances, continual investment in high-end equipment is vital. With a wide range of metrology equipment through-out their eight facilities in Aldershot, Hampshire F.T Gearing choose Mitutoyo, not only for their quality products, but outstanding support.
APRIL 28, 2022
G.S. Precision, a Portfolio Company of AE Industrial Partners,
Acquires F.T. Gearing, a Leader in Highly Specialized Aerospace Gears
Brattleboro, VT, April 28, 2022 – G.S. Precision, Inc. (“GSP”), a leading manufacturer of complex, high-precision components and specialty hardware used primarily in aerospace engines and defense systems, announced today that it acquired F.T. Gearing Systems (“F.T. Gearing”), a provider of highly engineered gears to the aerospace and defense industries. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
GSP is a portfolio company of AE Industrial Partners (“AEI”), a U.S.-based private equity firm specializing in aerospace, defense & government services, space, power & utility services, and specialty industrial markets. F.T. Gearing marks GSP’s second add-on acquisition since being acquired by AEI, including its acquisition of SMC Aerospace last month.
Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Aldershot, England, F.T. Gearing is a critical supplier within the aerospace supply chain, providing complex, tight-tolerance precision gear components used in next-generation aircraft engines, actuators, and fuel systems. F.T. Gearing has been family owned since its founding and current owners Graham Fitzgerald, CEO, and Nigel Fitzgerald, Managing Director, will continue with F.T. Gearing post-close.
“The acquisition of F.T. Gearing is truly transformational for GSP, providing us with new gear capabilities as well as an entry into F.T. Gearing’s blue-chip customers, furthering GSP’s position as a premier supplier within the global aerospace and defense ecosystem,” said Matt O’Connell, CEO of GSP. “F.T. Gearing is a perfect fit with GSP, both in terms of corporate culture and its complex gear manufacturing capabilities, and our customers will benefit from an expanded solutions offering. I look forward to working with Graham and Nigel and the entire F.T. Gearing team as we grow the business together.”
“As part of G.S. Precision, we will expand our footprint and gain access to new markets and customers,” said Graham Fitzgerald. “In a competitive market, our complementary offerings strongly position us to meet the growing demands of today’s largest A&D customers.”
“While F.T. Gearing has been a successful family company for over 40 years, the support of GSP and AEI will allow us to capitalize on today’s exciting aerospace opportunities,” said Nigel Fitzgerald. “We’re excited to join the GSP team and are optimistic about the growth ahead.”
About G.S. Precision
Based in Brattleboro, VT, G.S. Precision is a leading manufacturer of complex, high precision components and specialty hardware used in a variety of mission critical aerospace and defense applications. For more than 60 years, the Company has utilized state of the art, proprietary manufacturing processes and technologies to deliver a diverse set of components, used in both new production and the aftermarket. For more information, please visit www.gsprecision.com.
About AE Industrial Partners
AE Industrial Partners is a private equity firm specializing in aerospace, defense & government services, space, power & utility services, and specialty industrial markets. AE Industrial Partners invests in market-leading companies that can benefit from its deep industry knowledge, operating experience, and relationships throughout its target markets. AE Industrial Partners is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment and the ILPA Diversity in Action initiative. Learn more at www.aeroequity.com.