Coventry aerospace company, CFS Aeroproducts has been hailed by Business Minister Anna Soubry for its ‘world class’ expertise.
Based close to Coventry Airport, the firm has been in business for a quarter of a century and, until recently, largely refurbished and overhauled engines and propellers on a range of aircraft, predominantly on behalf of flying enthusiasts.
But, following advice and support from the Coventry and Warwickshire Growth Hub and around £1m in AMSCI (Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative) funding, the company has added new products and services to diversify and grow its market.
That has led to being appointed as an accredited repair centre with Honeywell Aerospace, supporting major clients such as Cityjet and Falko Regional Aircraft.
Visiting CFS Aeroproducts as part of a wider visit to the region, Soubry commented: “Coventry has a long-established history for aerospace excellence, and it’s encouraging to see that spirit is very much alive in CFS Aeroproducts who are using their expertise to develop world-class products for the next generation of aircraft.
“We have a long-term plan for this region to become an ‘Engine for Growth’ and companies like this will help the Midlands to lead the way.”
Chief executive of CFS Aeroproducts, David Newhouse noted that the firm welcomed the visit to explain the company’s plans and how it had received support.
He said: “It was great to be able to share our success story with the Minister and also to be able to highlight the help we’ve been given.
“Without the Growth Hub and the support it has given us, such as introducing us to other regional contacts, helping us to bring through apprentices, accessing funding and general advice, we wouldn’t be where we are now.”
The Coventry and Warwickshire Growth Hub, which provides support and advice for businesses, was formed by the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership as part of its City Deal bid to Government.
Partners involved include the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce; UKTI; Local Authorities across the sub-region; Coventry University; the University of Warwick, and MAS (Manufacturing Advisory Service now part of the Business Growth Service).