Inflexion partnered with Auctus Industries to back the secondary buyout of the global leader in gap management Shimtech in May 2015.

  • Sector


  • Headquarters

    Middlesex, UK

  • Fund


  • Investment date

    May 2015

  • Status


The company

Shimtech is the global market leader in the manufacture of specialist gap management components critical in the assembly of commercial and military aircraft. It supplies the world’s leading airline manufacturers. Shimtech is also a leading supplier of high performance, lightweight composite structures and assemblies. The business has manufacturing facilities in the US, Mexico and Europe.

The Inflexion difference

Inflexion’s international reach was attractive to Shimtech management, who were looking for a partner to help them grow sales and new customer penetration in an expanding global market. Inflexion was able to demonstrate a strong understanding of the sector dynamics owing to its investment in CTC Aviation. Since the buyout, Shimtech have developed new production technologies in composite manufacturing, have continued to take market share through new customer acquisition and have opened a manufacturing facility in Mexico.

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