Aero engine repair company ACTS is celebrating a quarter-century of growth and rebranding as MB Aerospace Taoyuan. Founded in 1995 as a joint venture by Pratt & Whitney, China Airlines and Singapore Airlines Engineering Company, ACTS was acquired by MB Aerospace in January 2018 and underwent a major expansion last year, doubling its footprint across two state-of-the-art facilities close to the logistics hub of Taipei Taoyuan International Airport.
Over the last 15 years it has expanded to provide its technology and services to a global customer base of aero-engine OEMs, world leading airline MROs and an extensive network of brokers. The business now employs over 130 specialist and technical staff and is a leading provider of aero-engine component repair services to a range of industry leaders including Pratt & Whitney’s overhaul network, General Electric, Rolls-Royce, MTU, SRT, MHI, Korean Air, Delta Airlines and many others across the world.
Unveiling the new brand, Craig Gallagher, MB Aerospace CEO, said “the strong performance of the business is based to a huge degree on the skill and dedication of the entire team locally, underpinned by the support of Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs. The rebranding to MB Aerospace Taoyuan is a mark of our firm commitment to further expansion and a tangible sign of the operation’s importance to the wider MB Aerospace group. Since acquisition, we have invested heavily to expand our capacity and capabilities. The second facility became operational in 2019 and enabled us to develop existing in-house capabilities alongside newly developed auto welding and surface treatment, attracting new customers far earlier than we had originally planned. The entire workforce has an exemplary customer-first focus, developed in conjunction with a continuous improvement ethos, delivering fast turnaround times and flawless quality component repairs. We have very high ambitions for the operation and have further plans to grow our capability to serve existing and new customers on both legacy and new generation products.”
Karl Fessenden, MB Aerospace president and chief operating officer, said “people and customers are at the heart of the culture of (the company). The relentless drive to continuously improve and provide enhanced service levels to all customers gives us an excellent position to build a great future. The embedded lean culture and ability to successfully develop new repairs using capable processes along with continued investment in our people, capacity and capability readies us to meet future market needs.”
Johnson Hsu, general manager, said “reflecting on the past quarter of a century, we are rightly proud of what we have achieved, but remain fiercely ambitious. It has been my privilege to be with the company since the very beginning, working with great people and customers across the world. I have seen the business grow from having only five repairs to now where we have significant bank of repair capability covering a wide range of component types on many aero engine models and the rebranding to MB Aerospace Taoyuan is a fitting way to mark this achievement.”