Autoclave supplier AIC celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
Autoclave supplier AIC celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

Autoclave supplier AIC celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

The company was established in 1990 to provide support for the products manufactured by Aeroform, with a background of machine design and manufacture. This took the form of service, calibration and commissioning.  

In 2007 the company acquired Elite Calibrations bringing specialist skills in house. Now AIC offers both laboratory and field based UKAS accredited calibrations, including thermal surveys, AMS2750 and Boeing D649327.

In 2008, Rovic engineering, a local precision engineering company with a background of manufacture and fast turnaround repair for a range of industries, was acquired. Since then, AIC has made investments to improve Rovic’s milling and turning capabilities with the latest CNC equipment. Rovic provides design, project management and sub contract manufacture for aerospace, defence and marine applications to ISO 9001 standards.

AIC opened an office in Singapore in 2009 and has recruited agents throughout the Far East, covering Thailand, China, Malaysia and Japan. The company is taking on more and more work in the region, from manufacture of bespoke equipment to maintenance and service contracts.

Custom Coatings was acquired in February 2009, specialising in aerospace and defence wet paint applications.

‘After 25 successful years and from very small beginnings, we are now providing services and advance industrial process equipment to the major companies in aerospace, automotive and Formula 1 industries,’ said Tony Toll, AIC’s chief executive.

This story is reprinted from material from AIC, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.