Inflexion partnered with Auctus Industries to back the secondary buyout of the global leader in gap management, Shimtech, in 2015. Since then the business has evolved to manufacture a broader range of aerospace related products resulting in the business being renamed Avantus Aerospace in 2020.

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  • Headquarters

    Los Angeles, USA

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  • Investment date

    May 2015

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The company

Avantus manufactures a wide range of aerospace C-class components such as fasteners, brackets, laminated and solid shims, detailed parts and assemblies and clips.

The Inflexion difference

Since the buyout, the company has continued to take market share through new customer acquisition by deeper penetration in both commercial and military contracts, and has driven significant production efficiencies throughout its manufacturing base. The company has also grown through acquisitions including the acquisitions of Fastener Technology Corporation, Fastener Innovation Technology Inc and California Screw Products Corporation, which expanded the product range and increased the Group’s military exposure.

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