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AHW to Showcase World Marketing at Interior Expo

With AHW’s business continuing to expand into the aircraft interior market, they will be highlighting the recently acquired World Marketing at this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Seattle, Washington. With over thirty years of experience, World Marketing specializes in the manufacture of custom placards and nameplates largely for the aerospace industry. Located in a newly expanded and upgraded production facility adjacent to AHW’s headquarters in Long Beach, California, World Marketing is looking to increase its business 100% over the next year. AHW Sales & Operations Manager Krista Ioffrida explains, “The Aircraft Interiors Expo is the perfect arena for AHW to expose World Marketing’s exceptional product line to the industry.” AHW is confident that World Marketing’s September debut at the 2012 Aircraft Interiors Expo in Seattle will greatly improve World Marketing’s visibility as a leader in specialized aircraft interior placards. We encourage you to stop by our booth #319 this September, meet our [...]

2012-07-11T02:36:48-07:00July 11th, 2012|

AHW Receives AS9120A Certification

On April 2, 2012, Aircraft Hardware West reached the highest quality management system in the industry, AS9120A. The AS9210A certificate of registration is an acknowledgement that AHW is living up to its business policy and the quality standards established by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board. Getting this certification demonstrates AHW’s commitment to delivering high quality product on time with the aim of exceeding customer satisfaction through compliance of all requirements, as well as continual improvement of the business management system. The certification covers the scope of AHW’s business: “Purchase, Storage, and Distribution of Aircraft and Industrial Fasteners and the Purchase, Storage, Distribution and Repair of Pneumatic Tools.” With over ten years of experience and continual growth, AHW steadily strives to set the industry standard in all that we provide. In preparation for the extensive certification process, AHW kept to its ongoing policy of constantly looking for ways to improve its quality [...]

2012-06-28T02:37:28-07:00June 28th, 2012|

AHW Partners with TYE to Supply Panel Inserts to Zodiac Aerospace

Aircraft Hardware West continues to grow with the recent award of one of the largest long term agreements (LTA) from Zodiac Aerospace. A sizeable part of the LTA is the honeycomb panel inserts. Along with the 5 year LTA awarded in May 2010, this combines to make up one of the largest contracts of panel inserts in the industry. To support this sizeable demand AHW has contracted with The Young Engineers (TYE) a privately held company in Lake Forest, CA, and one of the leading manufacturers of honeycomb panel inserts and turn-loc fasteners. These contracts also extend to support the needs of all Zodiac Aerospace business units including C&D Aerospace, Dreissen Aircraft Services, Weber Aircraft, and Monogram Systems. Says Heather Tellez, AHW’s Customer Support Representative for Zodiac Aerospace, “With the increasing demand of panel inserts required to support Zodiac, AHW needs a strong, flexible supplier who is able to keep [...]

2011-08-19T02:39:07-07:00August 19th, 2011|

AHW Is Awarded 5 Year Contract With Zodiac Aerospace

Aircraft Hardware West is proud to announce the recent signing of a Long Term Agreement (LTA) with Zodiac Aerospace, a global leader in the production and development of Cabin Interiors, Aircraft Systems, AeroSafety & Technology. This 5-year LTA is the second in AHW’s mounting partnership with Zodiac Aerospace and is driven by a history of personalized service and strong inventory power. With over 2000 line items this new LTA adds nearly three times the volume to the first agreement and gives AHW sole distributorship of a wide range of aircraft fasteners to all Zodiac Aerospace companies including 13 divisions of C&D Aerospace, Dreissen Aircraft Services, Weber Aircraft, and Monogram Systems. “We are so pleased,” says AHW CEO and President, Frank Ioffrida. “Winning such a large portion of the hardware LTA makes us a proud partner and premier supplier to all Zodiac Aerospace companies.” AHW’s expanding inventory includes a variety of [...]

2011-08-18T22:25:18-07:00August 18th, 2011|

AHW & Cherry Aerospace Form New Partnership

AHW is proud to announce its recent partnership with Cherry Aerospace, a Boeing approved, PCC Company based in Santa Ana, CA. Cherry Aerospace produces aerospace products of the highest quality and is regarded as the world leading manufacturer of premier grade blind rivets. In fact, Cherry Aerospace products are included in the design of most every commercial and military aircraft. This partnership with Cherry Aerospace entitles AHW full access to the entire Cherry Aerospace line of merchandise, and further solidifies AHW’s growing supply chain infrastructure by stocking these very specialized and sought after products from the world’s leading manufacturer of blind rivets, lock bolts and blind bolts. Says Frank Ioffrida, AHW’s CEO & President, “this new partnership allows AHW to stock essential blind rivet products to fill our customer need at the most industry competitive price.” Partnering with Cherry Aerospace also raises AHW to a higher level of stature in [...]

2011-08-03T22:26:07-07:00August 3rd, 2011|

AHW Purchases World Marketing – A Metal Placard Manufacturer

Aircraft Hardware West is proud to announce the recent acquisition of World Marketing, a placard and sign company located in Cypress, CA. World Marketing has been providing specialized metal and plastic placards to the Airline Interior Industry for over 30 years. Some of World Marketing’s top clients include The Zodiac Companies, Raytheon and Lockheed Martin. World Marketing will assure Aircraft Hardware West’s continued and lively expansion in Airline Interior commerce and trade. With a record year of annual sales in 2010, Aircraft Hardware West has steadily grown its nine year old business functioning primarily as a distributor of specialized aircraft fasteners. The company continues to expand with the purchase of World Marketing by adding another key business function: manufacturing. “It’s always exciting to seize new business opportunities when they present themselves,” says AHW President/CEO Frank Ioffrida. “As a chemical engineer I have always enjoyed partnering with manufacturers in the design [...]

2011-06-03T22:26:47-07:00June 3rd, 2011|

AHW Hires Expert Resource. AS9120 Certification On Track For December 2011

June 3, 2011 marks Aircraft Hardware West’s nine year anniversary. This milestone represents a history of steady growth by a company committed to providing the highest level of quality products and services in the Aerospace fastening industry. In 2005, AHW took a major step in solidifying their quality management systems by becoming a certified ISO 9001 distributor. And now, in partnering with quality consultants, Expert Resource, AHW is on track for AS9120 certification in December 2011. “In order to better serve the highly specialized needs of our customers, AHW is always identifying opportunities for operational improvements” says AHW President/CEO Frank Ioffrida. “Certification as an AS9120 distributor is a promise to our customers that we are committed to the highest quality standards.” The rigorous certification process for AS9120 underwent a significant change recently with the introduction of AS9120 Rev A entitled “Quality Management Systems – Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense [...]

2011-04-22T16:07:05-07:00April 22nd, 2011|

AHW Finished a Record Year With A Record Month

With its best year in sales to date, Aircraft Hardware West moved into the final month of 2010 knowing that December, with major holidays and shortened work weeks, can tend to be one of the quieter months out of the twelve. Breaking from this tradition, however, December of 2010 served up a monthly sales record which places the expanding Aircraft Hardware West in its strongest position since opening its doors eight years ago. “We are very pleased with our growth this year,” says AHW President and CEO Frank Ioffrida, “and very fortunate to be experiencing such satisfying rewards from our hard work and commitment to excellence.” While humble in tone, Ioffrida’s keen vision, breadth of knowledge and exceptional leadership skills have been key ingredients to Aircraft Hardware West’s continued eight-year expansion. A sharp lens of that vision for AHW has always focused on customer service, and especially on meeting the [...]

2010-12-29T16:06:44-08:00December 29th, 2010|

AHW Has Strong Presence At Aircraft Interiors Expo 2010

Over the past year, Aircraft Hardware West has been focusing more of its business in the direction of being a key supplier for the airline interior market. So, on September 14th – 16th, when the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2010 came to Aircraft Hardware West’s hometown of Long Beach, CA, AHW seized this backyard setting to participate as one of over 300 exhibitors. Held at the Long Beach Convention Center, this popular event offered AHW a significant opportunity to present itself to a concentrated gathering of innermost people working in this niche market. AHW CEO/President Frank Ioffrida and his professional staff engaged in a steady flow of conversation for three full days of the Expo making this a hugely successful showing for the company. One reason for AHW’s success at the show came from months of detailed planning by AHW’s Sales and Marketing Director, Krista Ioffrida. With the help of Sales/Marketing [...]

2010-11-04T16:06:11-07:00November 4th, 2010|
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