GF Machining Solutions Secures Major U.S. Aerospace Order

Jun 26, 2017 6:00 PM
GFM GKN AeroPHOTO CAPTION: Signing celebration between GF Machining Solutions LLC and GKN Aerospace. From left to right: Martin Thorden, General Manager and Vice President, GKN Aerospace Engine Systems New England Philipp Hauser, Head of Turbine Group – Liechti, GF Machining Solutions LLC Jennifer Riley, Supply Chain Director, GKN Aerospace Engine Systems New England Mike Costello, Sales Manager North America / Turbine Group – Liechti, GF Machining Solutions LLC Jon Ford, Director of Engineering, GKN Aerospace Engine Systems New England

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., June 26, 2017 – GF Machining Solutions LLC, a division of Georg Fischer, has won a significant order from GKN Aerospace New England, Incorporated. The company, located in Manchester, Connecticut, ordered several high-precision milling machine tools, software and automation – all that will be backed with GF Machining Solutions training, service and support.

With the new GKN Aerospace contract, GF Machining Solutions further strengthens its position as a leading supplier to the aircraft engine building industry. GKN Aerospace, the aerospace operation of GKN plc, is one of the world’s largest independent first tier aerospace suppliers.

GF Machining Solutions provides machine tools, automation solutions and customer services for the production of molds, dies and high value-added metal parts. The division has manufacturing facilities in Switzerland, Sweden and China and serves its customers through its own sales companies in more than 50 countries.

Liechti Engineering AG, located in Langnau, Switzerland – one of the companies under the GF Machining Solutions brand umbrella – will build the new machine tools, and with them, GKN Aerospace will produce key stator vanes for jet engines. Order delivery is expected to happen between the third quarter of 2017 and the second quarter of 2018.

Liechti Engineering is the worldwide market leader for 5-axis milling machines for aircraft engines and power generating turbines. The company’s equipment complements that of GF Machining Solutions’ and helps increase that company’s ability to meet all the needs of its customers in the aerospace industry sector.


About GF Machining Solutions

GF Machining Solutions is the world’s leading provider of machines, automation solutions and services to the tool and mold making industry and to manufacturers of precision components. The products range from electric discharge machines, high-speed and high-performance milling machines, including clamping and palletization systems, and 3D laser surface texturing machines, to services, spare parts and expendable parts, consumables and automation solutions. GF Machining Solutions is a globally acting division of the Georg Fischer Group (Switzerland) and maintains a presence on 50 sites worldwide within its own organization. Its 3,008 employees generated sales of CHF 905 million in 2014. More information can be found at

Karl Kleppek

Karl Kleppek
Director of Business Development
GF Machining Solutions LLC
560 Bond Street
Lincolnshire, Illinois 60069
United States

karl dot kleppek #at# georgfischer dot com

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