Company History

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Major Milestones

1942 Héroux Machine Parts Limited, specializing in machine tooling of aircraft components, is founded in Longueuil, Québec.
1960 Héroux Inc. begins design and manufacture of landing gear components.
1969 Héroux Inc. manufactures landing gear for the Apollo Lunar Module.
1986 Héroux Inc. becomes a publicly traded company.
1987 Héroux Inc. acquires McSwain Manufacturing Corporation, a producer of gas turbine components.
1999 Héroux Inc. acquires Métro Machining Corporation and Les Industries C.A.T. Inc, and enters the aerostructure market.
2000 Héroux acquires Devtek Corporation to enhance its landing gear capabilities in the commercial sector and changes its name to Héroux Devtek Inc.
2004 Héroux-Devtek acquires Progressive Inc. of Arlington, Texas, a manufacturer of complex military aircraft structural components.
2007-08 Héroux-Devtek obtains major design contracts to develop landing gear systems for the Learjet-85, Sikorsky CH-53K, and Embraer Legacy 450-500.
2010 Héroux-Devtek acquires Eagle Tool & Machine Co. and E2 Precision Products of Ohio, manufacturers of precision machined components for the aerospace industry.
2012 Héroux-Devtek sells substantially all of its Aerostructure and Industrial Products operations to Precision Castparts Corp.
2014 Héroux-Devtek acquires APPH, an integrated provider of landing gear and hydraulic systems and assemblies for original equipment manufacturer and aftermarket applications.
2018 Héroux-Devtek acquires Compania Espanola de Sistemas Aeronnuticos, S.A. (“CESA”), a subsidiary of Airbus SE (PA: AIR). Headquartered in Madrid, Spain, CESA is a leading European provider of fluid mechanical and electromechanical systems for the
aerospace industry. The Corporation also completed the acquisition of Beaver Aerospace & Defense Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary PowerTHRU Inc. (“Beaver”). Located in Michigan, Beaver designs and manufactures ball screws and electromechanical actuators.
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