Business Partners


Virtek Vision is the market leader in laser projection and quality inspection solutions that support manufacturers around the world in a variety of specialized industries to assist with assembly processes. We have the ability to guide a beam of laser light onto a work surface or part with a high degree of accuracy, speed, and precision for applications such as composite ply layup, paint masking, placement of components or materials, to quality inspection and reverse engineering tasks. Founded in 1986, and today part of Gerber Technology, Virtek is based in Waterloo, ON, Canada, and has global coverage in the USA, across Europe and in Asia.

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TE Wire & Cable LLC


TE Wire & Cable LLC, a Marmon Wire & Cable/Berkshire Hathaway Company, is a premier thermocouple and specialty wire and cable manufacturer that was formed from the Wire and Cable Division of the Thermo Electric Corporation. Their operations for manufacturing of wire and cable have been in existence for more than 76 years, having been started to provide high-quality wire to the thermo-sensing and temperature measurement markets in 1941. TE Wire & Cable manufactures a full line of thermocouple wire and cable, from iron and nickel-based alloys, and copper instrument and control cable.

Argosy International


Argosy International, a leading supplier of composite materials, specialty chemicals, and technology solutions to aerospace OEMs, airlines and overhaul and maintenance shops worldwide. Founded in 1988, Argosy International is one of the leading suppliers of composite materials, specialty chemicals, technology, equipment, products and service solutions to aerospace OEMs, airlines and overhaul and maintenance shops worldwide including the Asia-Pacific region, where Argosy International is the market leader. Argosy International has sales and distribution facilities in the U.S.A., China & Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia, India, Australia and Europe. In addition, Argosy International has two manufacturing facilities and one affiliated manufacturer in China. The plant in Shanghai provides customized service of blending of aerospace coating, and a JV with Xian Aircraft Company, Argosy International XAC Composite Materials Ltd., manufactures high quality honeycomb.



Aviochem is a global chemical distributor and manufacturer for chemical products for aerospace and defense. Our activity started in 1951 and change its name and form during the last 60 years. From 1995 we call ourselves Aviochem in order to address more appropriately our mission: to serve our sector with high quality chemicals while establishing very long term relationships with our customers.


The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing helps manufacturers of any size to become more competitive by introducing advanced techniques, technologies and processes. AMRC specializes in carrying out world-leading research into advanced machining, manufacturing and materials, which is of practical use to industry.





The CTC GmbH is Germany’s leading center for research and development in the field of the design and manufacturing of large and complex CFRP components, having an international reputation as experts for specification, production ramp-up, and series production support. The key objective of the activities at CTC GmbH is the development of series production technologies for the production and assembly of CFRP components for aircraft construction. CTC GmbH stands for non-stop innovation and is among the most important creative hotbeds for patents related to fiber composites within Airbus Group.

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company is a worldwide management consulting firm. It conducts qualitative and quantitative analysis in order to evaluate management decisions across the public and private sectors.

Leading Edge Strategy Consulting

Founded & managed by Dr. Marcello Grassi, Leading Edge Strategy Consulting Ltd is a strategy and advisory consulting firm built on the in depth knowledge of the composites and high value manufacturing markets such as aerospace, automotive, defense and energy.

TAP International


TAP International is a company dedicated to servicing the ever expanding and technically complex needs of modern industry. We can offer the most cost-effective means of approaching and meeting numerous corporate needs. TAP has worked with the world leaders in the Aerospace and Manufacturing Industries worldwide, in Europe, South America, USA and Africa for over twenty-five years.