Bromford Industries secures US$60million contract with Messier Bugatti Dowty


Birmingham headquartered Bromford Industries, the premier supplier of performance critical parts for engines and landing gear to the aerospace industry, has secured a significant new business contract with global aerospace giant Messier Bugatti Dowty.

The contract, to supply Messier Bugatti Dowty with components and sub-assemblies for their latest landing gear for the new Airbus A350, is a ten year long-term agreement and is worth in excess of US$60 million.

Bromford Industries is a manufacturer and supplier of complex, highly engineered, performance-critical components for the commercial aerospace, defence and power generation markets. With a blue-chip customer base including Rolls-Royce and Siemens, the business operates from four sites across the Midlands region in Birmingham, Leicester and Alcester, and has around 300 employees.  

Messier Bugatti Dowty is a global leading business in the design, development, manufacture and customer support of aircraft landing gear, wheels and brakes, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Safran SA. It is the world's largest manufacturer of aircraft landing gear.

The contract is a significant new business win for Bromford Industries and will result in the business making substantial investment, including plant and machinery. The work will also be a key contributor to Bromford’s apprentice training programme, which supports and develops a number of young people each year in engineering and manufacturing disciplines.

Bromford Industries was acquired by Darwin Private Equity in August 2009. Darwin has since supported the business in its long-term strategic growth objectives including the acquisition of three complementary businesses in 2010 and significant investment in new capital equipment.

Commenting on the contract win, Mike Smith, Chief Executive of Bromford Industries said:

“This new contract is a significant development for Bromford Industries and reiterates our ambition to drive growth within the company. Having secured the business following a highly competitive tender and bid process against emerging market sources, we are very proud that we will be delivering components from our UK base to Messier Bugatti Dowty.

“Bromford Industries has a historic relationship with Messier Bugatti Dowty that has developed over a number of years, and we provide them with innovative engineering solutions using the very latest technology available. I am delighted that we have been able to expand on this key customer relationship and look forward to developing this association further over the next ten years and more.”

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