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MB Aerospace expands eastwards with Polish deal

Craig GallagherScottish engineering group MB Aerospace is making a significant move into eastern Europe after acquiringVac Aero (Poland) from its Canadian parent company Vac Aero International.

The business, which employs more than 100 at two sites in Kalisz and Rzeszow, specialises in providing protective and performance enhancing coatings for aero-engine and industrial gas turbine components. 

The two plants will be rebranded MB Aerospace Technologies (Poland) and will continue to serve key customers in Europe including UTC, Pratt & Whitney and Siemens. 

MB Aerospace is planning to invest across the business to expand into the East European markets.

Craig Gallagher (pictured), chief executive, said: “Its extensive range of capabilities and skilled employees will help us broaden our offering to existing customers and the expanding aerospace market in Poland and the surrounding industrial areas of Western and Eastern Europe.”

Dave Farmery, managing director of MB Aerospace Poland, added: “We have inherited a well-established and respected business in Poland with highly skilled employees and a wide range of customer approvals.” 

Tomasz Krążyński, general manager, of MB Aerospace Technologies (Poland) said: “After more than a decade of growth and success under Vac-Aero we look forward to starting a new chapter within the MB Aerospace family of companies. The acquisition offers a fantastic opportunity for the business.”


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