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Gardner Aerospace is a leading international manufacturer of aerospace finished components, comprising simple to highly complex and small to very large machined and sheet metal fabricated detailed parts, with substantial speed shop, assembly and kitting capabilities. The company was acquired by Chinese firm Ligeance Aerospace Technology (formerly SLMR) in June 2017.

Gardner Aerospace serves key aerospace OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers including Airbus, Embraer, Gulfstream, Pilatus, Spirit, GKN, Stelia Aerospace, Ruag and Safran and employs more than 2,000 people worldwide. It is committed to manufacturing excellence, with 17 world-class facilities in the UK, France, Poland and India, providing customers with the advantages of a high-quality and substantial internal low-cost supply chain through a single point of access. The construction of a major new 45,000 sq m facility in Chengdu, China is now complete and will open in 2019 to address the rapidly developing domestic market.

Annual revenues now exceed $300 million, the company is financially strong with excellent growth opportunities putting Gardner Aerospace in the enviable position to enter new geographic and product markets.

One Gardner

The Group’s ‘One Gardner’ operating model is a key reason why customers trust Gardner Aerospace to deliver a consistently high level of performance – regardless of the location of the site from which a product was manufactured.


The Group’s ‘One Gardner’ operating model is central to its consistent product quality, operational delivery and overall performance

  • Facilitates consistent, stable operating performance
  • High-quality, well-invested management information systems provide a high degree of central Group management visibility and control over the operations
  • Each site has a specific role in producing the detailed parts and added value services that customers require

Gardner Aerospace's Badges

4 / 12 Badges Achieved

Inclusivity Campaign

Members who have attended workshops on inclusion in the workplace and improving workplace mental health gain the inclusivity badge. To learn more about becoming a member of the Made in Group inclusivity campaign visit www.madeequal.com

Made Manufacturing Hero

Awarded to members that have made an exceptional achievement, which includes some social good. These awards are chosen by the Made in Group directors.

Made Futures

Awarded to participants in the Made Futures virtual careers week – both exhibitors and speakers.

Made Expert Networker

Awarded to members who have attend at least 6+ networking events in a year (starting from 2021).

Made Founder Member

Awarded to the first 100 members of the Made in Group.

Made Top Publisher

Awarded to members that publish at least 6+ articles in a year (starting from 2021).


Members who have had at least 5k+ visits to their microsite.


Members who have had at least 1k+ visitors to their microsite.

Made Angels

Awarded to members of the Made Angels investor network (this group meet up once a quarter).

Made Top Microsite

Awarded to all of the members that appear in the top #MicrositeOfTheDay post, as chosen by the digital communications team.

Made Newbie

Awarded for completing your first article and publishing to the Made platform.

Made Advocacy

Awarded to members who have a “Member of Made” logo on their main company website, with a link going back to their microsite.

Services Gardner Aerospace Provide

Our Services

Total Manufacturing Services

Gardner Aerospace is a leading player in a consolidated aerospace supply chain, offering broad ranging manufacturing expertise, and the management skills and resources more normally found at higher tiers.

Engineering & IT

Gardner Aerospace has the scale to invest in and operate in a wide range of design and programming tools and to develop and implement a diverse, robust and secure IT infrastructure.

Products Overview

Finished machined and sheet metal detailed parts supplied as individual items or in kits, sub-assemblies & assemblies, complex, tooling & ceramic cores, small & large scale Speed shop services,

Large Scale Speed Shop Services

Such services are particularly used for new aircraft introduction phases, major product transfer programmes, and ‘stranger and alien’ spares requirements.

Kitting and Logistics

A complete supply chain solution for complex assemblies in the form of kits, acts as single point of access to all group wide capabilities, competent and well managed logistics function. Parts are predominantly sourced from other Gardner sites.


Gardner’s Blade business in Worcestershire UK, is a leading supplier of tooling to the Aerospace and Industrial Gas Turbine Investment Casting Industry with a particular focus on tooling for complex airfoil geometry.

Company Statistics

With annual revenues now exceeding $300million, the company employs more than 2,200 people worldwide and was acquired by Chinese firm Ligeance Aerospace Technologies (LAT), formerly Shaanxi L

  • October 2019
  • 2,250
  • £166,000,000

Contact Us

Unit 9, Victory Park Victory Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE24 8ZF
Tel: 01332 274700

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