AHW Exhibits in 2014 Aircraft Interiors Expo

For the 5th year in a row, Aircraft Hardware West continued the expansion of its brand recognition by exhibiting at the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIE) the most concentrated gathering in the United States of top companies and individuals from around the globe working in this niche aircraft interiors market.  The AHW display booth occupied a prime location inside the massive Seattle Washington State Convention Center alongside the foremost OEM in the industry Zodiac Aerospace.  “We are realizing our vision,” explains AHW President and CEO, Frank Ioffrida, “to be placed among the leading OEM’s of this global industry.”  AHW is also a go-to distributor for B/E Aerospace – another major OEM with a global presence attending the Expo.

Over the course of the 3-day event AHW hosted a steady stream of visitors interested in AHW products and services which include the extensive and growing lines of military standard fasteners, installation tooling, and metal and Lexan placards.  Visitors got to see why AHW is a key distributor for Zodiac (and some of Zodiac’s affiliates) with a long term agreement now extended through 2019.   As Zodiac continues to expand with the acquisition of new companies such as Heath Tekna, Aerocel, E-Z Air, Zodiac Seats France and Weber Aircraft, AHW is successfully delivering on that expansion and experiencing tremendous growth as a result.   “Our sales are reaching record numbers from one month to the next,” explains Krista Wildermuth, AHW’s Director of Sales/Operations.  “To serve our customers’ growing needs we have greatly expanded our supply chain with a growing list of leading manufacturers.”  The AIE proved an excellent opportunity for AHW to show off its world class inventory and its impressive roster of top manufactures which among them includes SPS Technologies, LISI Aerospace, Shur-lok, Maclean-ESNA and Bristol Industries. AHW also included recently added suppliers AVK Industrial Products, Tinneman, Cherry Aerospace, PB Fasteners, Mac Fasteners and Monogram Aerospace. The AHW supply chain covers the entire product list for all fastners on every major aircraft built, commercial and military.

Another world class AHW service many people at the AIE were curious to hear about is AHW’s Vendor Managed System that utilizes the Twin bin systems with bar code scanning. AHW demonstrated its functionality and ease of use.

This year’s AIE made clear that AHW  is now recognized as a leading supplier in this global industry of aircraft interiors and military aircraft.  With over 12 years of continuous growth, AHW is working at the forefront of innovation with new companies to develop and distribute new products that will be incorporated into the aircrafts of tomorrow.

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