Swaffham aerospace firm sets up subsidiary in China

STG Aerospace, which has a base at Swaffham and is a world-leading pioneer in aircraft lighting technologies, has set up an official presence in China.

It has launched Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise (WFOE), STG Aerospace (China) Co, Ltd based in Shanghai.

This new initiative is a reflection of the importance of China as a market for STG Aerospace.

The new office will enable STG Aerospace to offer an even higher level of service to their growing list of customers for its safTglo® and safTsign™ products, including China Eastern Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines and China Southern Airlines. In addition, its presence in the country will provide the company with a base for the ongoing development of cabin lighting tailored to the needs of the Chinese airline passenger.

Nigel Duncan, STG Aerospace’s chief executive, said: “We have been active in the Chinese market for the last decade and are committed to a long-term future in the country. This new subsidiary will not only help us to enhance the service we provide for our Chinese customers, but also enable us to involve local companies and people in the delivery of innovative cabin lighting solutions that are not just the best in the marketplace, but the best, for our Chinese customers.”

This week the company also announced that it will be providing safTglo® photoluminescent emergency floorpath marking system for the next generation of Brazil-based Embraer aircraft launching in 2017 and described the contract as “a major milestone for STG Aerospace.”

Marcus Williams, STG Aerospace’s sales and marketing director, said: “This is excellent news for STG Aerospace in becoming a Tier 1 supplier to yet another major manufacturer. Embraer’s decision to choose safTglo® for their new-build aircraft is a further validation of the product’s pre-eminent position in terms of cost, performance, safety and brand-enhancing cabin aesthetics”.