November 10, 2011
Gar Kenyon Has Acquired Pneumatic Business,
General Pneumatics Corporation of New Jersey
New Acquisition Reflects Sustainable Growth for the CT Company
Gar Kenyon reveals continued growth pattern in design and manufacture of aviation equipment by expanding pneumatic product line with acquisition of pneumatic valve manufacturer from New Jersey. Gar Kenyon has over a 60-year history as a leader in the design, manufacture and overhaul of reliable precision engineered hydraulic and pneumatic aircraft components.
Naugatuck, CT, November 9, 2011 – It was announced today that Gar Kenyon has acquired General Pneumatics Corporation, a New Jersey based design and manufacturing company in pneumatic control valves and pressure regulators. The move to merge the additional product lines into the Gar Kenyon existing pneumatics offerings gives Gar Kenyon additional service and product strength in the ever-changing aerospace industry.
“This acquisition makes tremendous sense for us,” shares Gar Kenyon CEO and President Steven Fournier. “We are on a steady course to bring world class technology and innovation under one umbrella, and adding GPC’s engineering, design and manufacturing history is exactly the type of expansion we need to grow our core business model.”
The global aerospace industry contributes hundreds of billions of dollars to the world economy. Players in the global aerospace industry include Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Honeywell, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin and the Department of Defense, among others. These players are the companies that Gar Kenyon does business with, and will continue to expand offerings with their newly acquired company General Pneumatics.
General Pneumatics is a small, privately-held company with established world-wide recognition for its patented custom design and manufacturing of hydraulic and pneumatic valves, pressure regulators, aspirators and inflation control systems, over several decades. These components are supplied to aircraft manufacturers and airlines globally.
With the addition of these new product lines to Gar Kenyon’s expanding design and manufacturing lines, inflatable safety and survival products for the aviation, marine and military markets, Gar Kenyon will continue supplying to the same “Who’s Who” with engineering operations excellence.
Gar Kenyon Aerospace and Defense is celebrating its 60th year as a recognized leader in the design, fabrication, assembly and testing of advanced, high-quality, hydro-mechanical, electromechanical and mechanical components and assemblies for aerospace. The combination of technical excellence, responsiveness and innovation makes Gar Kenyon the industry’s source for hydraulic and pneumatic aerospace components.