10 December 2013
10 December 2013
Mtorres has announced the creation of Mtorres America, to support the American aerospace industry.
The company says this is a strategic move which started in September 2012 with the acquisition of Pacifica Engineering, a company located in Washington, US, in which 55 people specialised in designing tooling systems for Aerospace applications worked. A year later the company claims to have over 100 employees.
Mtorres says that Mtorres America will soon set up a local R&D team to develop new and specific solutions for the American customers’ particular needs.
Mtorres states it provides a range of solutions for Aerospace Applications from a single source, from the fabrication of individual components to the Final Assembly Line, for both Aluminum and Composite materials.
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