The Connecticut-based company further expands engine component manufacturer’s capabilities

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – May 3, 2021 – Kansas City-based aerospace company, Enjet Aero, announced today the acquisition of Birken Manufacturing, reinforcing the commitment to expanding its breadth of manufacturing capabilities and customer reach. Birken Manufacturing, based in the Hartford, Connecticut area, is a high performing supplier of complex aeroengine components to Pratt & Whitney, GE Aviation, and Rolls Royce. This new acquisition comes 30 days after Enjet Aero’s recent acquisition of Enjet Aero Dayton (formerly Enginetics Corporation), located in Dayton, Ohio, from Standex International.

Founded in 1943, Birken Manufacturing is located at a 65,000 square foot modern facility in Bloomfield, Connecticut. Birken has developed a unique set of capabilities, including sheet metal assemblies, welding, large complex machining, gear box housings, vanes and struts, and a suite of inhouse cleaning and testing capabilities. The highly talented and dedicated team of engineers, machinists, fabricators, and industry experts at Birken will now become part of the Enjet Aero team. The Birken leadership team, led by Gary Connolly, will remain intact and continue to manage its existing and new customer relationships. The entity will be renamed as Enjet Aero Bloomfield and will be integrated into Enjet Aero, preserving the responsiveness of a single site facility but realizing the benefits of a large integrated company. Gary Greenberg and Adam Greenberg will also remain part of the Enjet team post-closing.

“We reached the conclusion that our future growth, relevancy and long-term strategic value to customers going forward required us to be part of a larger organization. Enjet fits the bill perfectly given their significant experience in the aerospace industry – specifically within the engine component segment. Their track record of growing acquisitions with investments in people and technologically advanced equipment, along with their long-term vision of being one integrated supplier with a wide breadth of capability to offer customers was very appealing to us,” said Gary Greenberg, the 3rd generation owner of Birken Manufacturing.

The Birken acquisition puts Enjet in a strong position to capitalize on the emerging recovery with greater capabilities, resources, and capacity to respond to the increasing production demands of OEMs. This builds upon Enjet’s ongoing strategy of being a premier partner for the industry and delivering on its promise of being ready, willing, and able to meet the needs of their customers.

“This is an exciting milestone for Enjet. Birken will expand our breadth of capabilities enabling a wider range of ‘one-stop-shop’ solutions for our customers,” said Bruce Breckenridge, Chief Executive Officer for Enjet Aero. “The addition of Birken’s talented team will create Enjet’s largest facility and ensure that we remain laser focused on continuing our mission of becoming the strategic supply chain partner of choice for aircraft engine OEM’s.”

 

About Enjet Aero

Enjet Aero, headquartered in Overland Park, KS, is an engine component manufacturer of complex machined and fabricated parts and assemblies for commercial and military aircraft engine OEM’s. Enjet Aero is comprised of Enjet Aero Dayton, Enjet Aero Erie, Enjet Aero Malden, Enjet Aero Terre Haute, Enjet Aero New Britain, Enjet Aero Advanced Manufacturing, and Enjet Aero Advanced Engineering. Enjet’s strategy is to be the supplier of choice for aircraft engine OEM’s during this period of recovery and beyond by offering a wide breadth of capabilities, capacity and resources to its customers who come to expect world-class performance in the form of quality and on time delivery. We stand ready, willing, and able. Learn more at www.enjetaero.com.

The Ohio-based company will expand customer base and capabilities for growing engine component manufacturer

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – March 31, 2021 – As part of its plan to expand capabilities and customer reach, Kansas City-based aerospace company, Enjet Aero, announced today the acquisition of Enginetics, a subsidiary of Standex International Corporation.  Enginetics, located in Dayton, OH, is a world-class manufacturer of precision components and supplier to the world’s major aircraft engine manufacturers, system integrators and their Tier 1 suppliers.

Enjet Aero provides critical machined and fabricated parts to the major engine OEM’s of the aerospace and defense industry, specializing in complex components and assemblies for both commercial and military aircraft engines. Enginetics, will become the latest addition to Enjet Aero’s growing set of capabilities focused on serving the recovery and long-term prospects of the aerospace industry.

Enginetics applies innovative metal forming and fabricating technologies to manufacture components and assemblies for its customers using processes such as brazing, heat treading, forming, and laser drilling.  The unique set of capabilities Enginetics brings to Enjet will enhance the breadth of products and solutions Enjet is able to offer to its customers.  Its team of skilled and dedicated engineers, machinists, fabricators, and industry experts will now become part of the Enjet Aero team. The Enginetics leadership team, led by Rob Futcher, will continue to lead the new Enjet Aero Dayton operations, and manage its existing and new customer relationships.

“We are excited to join the Enjet family and become part of an organization focused on the aero engine component market,” said Rob Futcher, General Manager of Enginetics.

The Enginetics acquisition further complements Enjet Aero’s strategy of being a premier partner for the industry and delivering on its promise of being ready, willing, and able to meet the needs of their customers.

“The addition of Enginetics will be an important part of our future success. They will expand the breadth of our capabilities with a larger envelope of sheet metal forming and fabrication, in addition to providing specialty in-house services such as heat treat and assembly brazing,” said Bruce Breckenridge, Chief Executive Officer for Enjet Aero. “I’m excited to have Enginetics and their talented team join our Enjet family as we continue our mission of becoming the strategic supply chain partner of choice for aircraft engine OEM’s.”

 

About Enjet Aero

Enjet Aero, headquartered in Overland Park, KS, is an engine component manufacturer of complex machined and fabricated parts and assemblies for commercial and military aircraft engine OEM’s. Enjet Aero is comprised of Enjet Aero Erie, Enjet Aero Malden, Enjet Aero Terre Haute, Enjet Aero New Britain, Enjet Aero Advanced Manufacturing, and Enjet Aero Advanced Engineering. Enjet’s strategy is to be the supplier of choice for aircraft engine OEM’s during this period of recovery and beyond by offering a wide breadth of capabilities, capacity and resources to its customers who come to expect world-class performance in the form of quality and on time delivery. We stand ready, willing, and able. Learn more at www.enjetaero.com.

Enjet Aero sponsored golfer, Robert Streb won the RSM Classic for the second PGA Tour victory of his career. The RSM Classic is held every November, offering a $6.6 million purse. We would like to congratulate Robert on his birdie win on the 18th hole in Sea Island, Ga.

Read more about it on Golf.com.

For the third consecutive year, Enjet Aero Erie earned a Supplier Performance Award from Parker Aerospace. This prestigious recognition was 1 of only 6 that were awarded from a Parker supply chain that includes more than 1,500 suppliers. The winners were announced September 8, 2020 via a virtual Parker Aerospace Conference.

Each year, the Performance Award from Parker Aerospace recognizes top suppliers who have demonstrated excellence in quality and delivery, as well as their efforts toward cost management and continuous improvement.

Nick DiBiase, General Manager for the Enjet Aero Erie facility, joined the ceremony to accept the award for his team. “I’m proud to once again accept this award on behalf of our team. It is a testament to our ongoing commitment to provide quality parts on time to our valued customers,” said DiBiase.

Bruce Breckenridge, Chief Executive Officer for Enjet Aero, also participated in the conference, commenting, “This is another great accomplishment by our Erie team, and is a clear example of the team’s ability to carry out our motto of always being Ready, Willing, and Able to support customer goals and objectives.” Breckenridge also reflected on his appreciation for the relationship between Enjet and Parker, “This is also evidence that Parker Aerospace values strategic partnerships that allow for suppliers and customers to continue to grow together while supporting world class programs.”

 

About Enjet Aero
Enjet Aero manufactures precision component parts and assemblies for the aerospace industry, with the sole focus of becoming a world-class supplier and partner to our customers in the engine supply chain. Enjet Aero is comprised of 6 manufacturing facilities, industry experts and centuries of experience in the manufacturing of critical machined and fabricated parts with an operating structure tailor-made for today’s unprecedented demand for aircraft engines.

Learn more at enjetaero.com

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