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The Loar Group, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Pacific Piston Ring Company

January 7, 2020
The Loar Group, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Pacific Piston Ring Co., Inc.

Loar Group, Inc. (Loar) announced today that Pacific Piston Ring Co., Inc. (PPR) is the latest addition to its family of companies.

Headquartered in Culver City, California (USA), PPR produces piston and sealing rings for the aerospace end market. The majority of PPR’s rings are engineered and manufactured to meet complicated and discreet specifications for use in a number of applications including: pneumatic / hydraulic valves & actuators, landing gear, auxiliary power units, compressors, bleed air valves & controls, pressurization systems, de-icing systems, turbine engines and retainer rings. PPR’s rings can be found on a number of legacy and new production aircraft across the commercial, general aviation and military end markets.

Dirkson Charles, CEO of Loar Group, stated, “PPR fits well with our strategy of adding niche capabilities and proprietary products to our portfolio while continuing to add to Loar’s overall diversity of product applications across a broad variety of aircraft platforms. As an organization we deliver greater than 50% of our sales in the aftermarket. PPR will further strengthen this attribute and strategic focus of Loar.” continued Mr. Charles.

Mike Shannon, President of Pacific Piston Ring, noted, “this business was originally founded by my grandfather and has been a part of our family for over 99 years.  As such, it was important for us to find the right partner and we feel Loar Group is a great steward that is well prepared to lead PPR for hopefully the next 100 years.”

Loar Group, Inc. is a diversified manufacturer and supplier with established relationships across leading aerospace and defense OEMs and Tier Ones worldwide. The Company’s mandate is to create a strategic global alliance of companies specializing in the design and manufacture of aerospace and defense components. Loar provides its partners and customers with high-quality, innovative, and cost-effective engineering and manufacturing capabilities coupled with responsive and dependable service, leading to profitable and sustainable long-term relationships.
For more information please contact Mr. Dirkson Charles at dirksoncharles@loargroup.com.

 

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The Loar Group, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Hydra-Electric Company 

June 10, 2019

The Loar Group, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Hydra-Electric Company. 

Loar Group, Inc. (Loar) announced today that it has recently added Hydra-Electric Company (Hydra) to its family of companies.

Headquartered in Burbank, California (USA), Hydra is a leading designer and manufacturer of custom engineered, high precision pressure, temperature and flow switches and sensors. Hydra’s significant bench-strength in R&D and engineering continually develop the industry’s most innovative solutions for the most demanding applications. 100% of the Company’s products are designed in-house.  Hydra’s products can be found on the world’s most popular legacy and next generation aerospace and defense platforms including: B787, B777, B737, A320neo, A350, F35, F18, Bell 214, Sikorsky S-92, Augusta Westland AW 189, G650 and Pilatus PC12 and PC24. Approximately 40%, 32%, and 15% of Hydra’s revenues have applications for commercial defense, and general aviation end markets, respectively, with the balance of revenues supporting a number of engine platforms across all aforementioned markets.

“Hydra adds another proven innovator and problem solver to Loar which further enhances our ability to solve our customers’ unique challenges” stated Dirkson Charles, CEO of Loar Group.  “Hydra is Loar’s eleventh acquisition since our founding in 2012 and will increase our proprietary content to approximately 80% of sales” continued Mr. Charles.

Loar Group, Inc. is a diversified manufacturer and supplier with established relationships across leading aerospace and defense OEMs and Tier Ones worldwide. The Company’s mandate is to create a strategic global alliance of companies specializing in the design and manufacture of aerospace and defense components. Loar provides its partners and customers with innovative, cost-effective engineering and manufacturing capabilities and responsive, dependable service, leading to profitable and sustainable long-term relationships.

For more information please contact Mr. Dirkson Charles at dirksoncharles@loargroup.com.

 

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The Loar Group Announces the Acquisitions of SMR Technologies and BAM Inc.

February 27, 2019

The Loar Group Announces the Acquisitions of SMR Technologies and BAM Inc.

The Loar Group (Loar) announced today that it has recently added SMR Technologies, Inc. (SMR) and BAM Inc. (BAM) to its family of companies.

Headquartered in Fenwick, West Virginia (USA), SMR specializes in the design and manufacture of high-quality de-icing systems for corporate and general aviation aircraft, flexible couplings and surge boots used in airborne refueling technology, and hovercraft skirts for use by the United States Armed Forces. SMR also supplies other highly engineered products to the commercial and general aviation markets, including applications utilizing composite materials. Approximately 39% and 28% of SMR’s revenues have applications for general aviation and commercial end markets, respectively, with the balance of revenues supporting the defense end market.

Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee (USA), BAM utilizes proprietary, high temperature technologies to create high temperature furnace systems used in processing and manufacturing a variety of advanced materials. BAM’s primary application of their proprietary technologies is in the processing of aircraft carbon braking discs. Given the frequency of replacement and overhauls of these brakes, over 90% of BAM’s revenues to the aerospace end market are generated in the aftermarket.

“With these two acquisitions we have added additional value-enhancing capabilities at Loar. These capabilities further position Loar to better solve our customers’ unique challenges” stated Dirkson Charles, CEO of Loar Group. Mr. Charles continued, “The additions of SMR and BAM have also increased our aftermarket shipments, which now represent approximately 50% of revenues at Loar.”

Loar Group is a diversified manufacturer and supplier with established relationships across leading aerospace and defense OEMs worldwide. The company’s mandate is to create a strategic global alliance of companies specializing in the design and manufacture of aerospace and defense components. Loar provides its partners and customers with innovative, cost-effective capabilities and responsive, dependable service, leading to profitable and sustainable long-term relationships.

For more information please contact Mr. Dirkson Charles at dirksoncharles@loargroup.com.

 

 

Copyright © 2019 Loar Group, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:

Loar Group

151 Sheree Blvd

Exton, PA 19341

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