PPG will boost production to keep up with the escalating demand for its commercial aircraft aftermarket products. In order to meet the increasing demand from both new and existing clients, the company anticipates up to a 20% increase in employment levels at its manufacturing facilities in Huntsville, Alabama and Sylmar, California.
Dan Korte, worldwide vice president of PPG Aerospace, claimed that “we have benefited from year over year improvements in the market.” We are concentrated on addressing both the current and long-term needs of our clients as travelers keep returning to the skies.
To speed up supply times for aerospace paints and sealants, PPG is also making investments in increasing plant automation. To improve production of these ready-to-use cartridge-based systems that store, mix, and facilitate the application of aerospace sealants, for instance, the company’s Shildon, United Kingdom, aerospace factory is commissioning an automatic Semkit filling machine.
According to Korte, “We can increase our supply across our global network of 16 aerospace application support centers (ASC) by increasing employment at our major U.S. production sites. “By further automating our operations at these ASCs, we can swiftly ship goods directly to our local customers and contribute to the resurgence of the aviation sector.”
PPG just revealed that it will spend $17 million to construct an ASC in Toulouse, France. In the fourth quarter of 2023, operations are planned to start.
Coatings, sealants, adhesives, transparents, packaging and application systems, transparent armor, chemical management, and other services are all provided by PPG’s global aerospace division.