Lamsco West, Inc.: One-Stop-Shop for Aerospace Shims and Detailed Parts

Top 10 Defense Manufacturing Service Companies - 2021

The global aerospace and defense (A&D) sector is standing at the precipice of profound changes, especially in the aftermath of Covid 19. The dramatic reduction in passenger traffic and travel demand significantly reduced defense budgets and compelled countries worldwide to remain committed to sustaining their military capabilities. With A&D analysts plotting upside and downside scenarios, attempts are made to stabilize the market using proactive measures and strategies that ramp up the supply chain growth. In this process, “stand-alone tools” and digital solutions that enhance a product, process, or service are heavily incorporated to create operational efficiencies, improve margin performance, and reduce costs. Powered by premium technologies like AI, machine learning, big data, and others, these latest solutions/services are aligned to new market capabilities and empower companies with new capabilities like predictive maintenance, digital supply chain management, secure business communications, automation tools, and many more.

Keeping in mind such drastic transitions, we have compiled this issue of Aerospace and Defense Review in order to assist organizations in the task of finding accomplished consulting/ services companies and solution providers to help them navigate the defense realm. In this edition, we have listed Top 10 Defense Manufacturing Solution Providers 2021 and Top 10 Defense Manufacturing Consulting/Services Companies 2021 to highlight the enterprises that can escalate the chances of your growth. Equipped with innovative technological capabilities, these enlisted consulting/services companies and solution providers are transforming the defense manufacturing paradigm at the cloverleaf of various disruptive technologies. Besides, the magazine comprises insights from subject-matter experts, CIOs, and CXOs in the defense sector on the latest industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and highlights their expertise. We hope this issue of Aerospace and Defense Review helps you build the partnership you and your organization need to foster an environment driven by robust and efficient technology.

We present to you Aerospace and Defense Review’s "Top 10 Defense Manufacturing Consulting/Services Companies - 2021.”

    Top Defense Manufacturing Service Companies

  • A & J Manufacturing Company designs and manufactures both Commercial-Off-The Shelf (COTS) and Customized Electronic Equipment Racks and Enclosures, as well as a variety of associated Installation Kits and Accessories. The company has been recognized in the industry with numerous awards for exceptional quality performance, including the Supplier Excellence Award (Rockwell Industries), Star Supplier Award (Lockheed Martin), and Certified Blue Supplier (Northrop Grumman) to name a few. A & J’s unique products and quality design solutions have contributed greatly to its recognition as the premier specialist in the field of electronic enclosures for military applications. The company takes great pride in providing well-designed, quality products that are delivered on schedule

  • Auto-Valve, Inc. (AVI) is an aerospace engineering and manufacturing company that specializes in designing and manufacturing valves for aircraft fuel, hydraulic, and other fluid system components. Established in 1947 to provide mechanical components, today, the company has diversified its portfolio with a complete line of components used in a wide range of aircraft fluid applications, including motor and solenoid-actuated valves. Apart from designing and manufacturing its products, AVI also offers contract machining for its customers. AVI brings in the state-of-the-art in-house CNC machining capabilities and engineering test facilities to meet the requirements of today's complex aerospace components. Adopting a customer-first approach in all counts, the company recently reinvented its strategy to serve its customers better by bringing in the technical level at the front end

  • Lamsco West, Inc. is one of the largest single manufacturers of aerospace and defense shims, detailed parts, and laminated shim stock in the world. Lamsco’s market-leading systems are complemented by state-of-the-art factory controls, which leverage electronic visual displays for monitoring performance and efficiency in real-time at each production cell. Due to its comprehensive capability to manufacture most of the C-Class parts, Lamsco provides its customers with an opportunity to consolidate their manufacturing supply chain. Lamsco has bagged several prestigious performance accolades for exemplary quality and delivery ratings and has become a renowned name in the industry known for its value proposition

  • Perfect Point, brings a disruptive tool that transforms MRO works through their patented Electro Discharge Machining (EDM) technology. Perfect Point has developed a unique technology specifically used to remove hard-metal fasteners from airframe and engine structure. The company manufactures its E-drills for the aerospace industry globally to streamline MRO work undertaken by the military and commercial aircraft, helicopters, and engines

  • Offers full-service, certified components for more than 25 major Defense and Aerospace programs, assemblies, and vehicles. In fact, the company’s products accompanied Neil Armstrong to the moon. The company is also capable of sheet metal fabrication, welding and assembly and partners with various organizations to accommodate the plating and heat treating requirements of customers. In their 93,000 square foot facility, Raloid is equipped with various CNC machinery, including CNC mills and CNC lathes. The company has seven 5-axis machine vertical centers, horizontal machining centers (one with lights out capability), vertical mills with full 4th axis capability, Reishaw in-machine probing and an integrated lathe with Fanuc Robotic loading and unloading capability

  • RICO Manufacturing, a leading engineered material handling equipment manufacturer, offers custom-built application-specific vehicles for the Department of Defense (DoD). The company builds highly specialized lift trucks, pallet trucksand mobile forklifts for numerous manufacturing industries, including the US Army, Navy, and Air Force. RICO serves defense manufacturers by making products for the armed services directly, as well as through approved contractors. The company works collaboratively with clients to develop quality, customizable commercial solutions designed to lower ownership cost. RICO Manufacturing has over four decades of experience developing custom material handling equipment, which sets the company apart from its competitors

  • Airbus


    Airbus manufactures airplanes and military equipment. The Company produces military fighter aircraft, military and commercial helicopters, missiles, satellites, and telecommunications and defense systems, as well as offers military and commercial aircraft conversion and maintenance services

  • General Dynamics

    General Dynamics

    General Dynamics is involved in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat vehicles and systems, armaments, and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and mission-critical information systems and technologies.General Dynamics has four main business segments. Aerospace designs, develops, manufacturers and services a comprehensive offering of advanced business-jet aircraft. Combat Systems specializes in producing, supporting and sustaining land and expeditionary combat systems for the U.S. military and its allies. Marine Systems designs, builds and supports submarines and a variety of surface ships for the U.S. Navy and commercial customers. The Information Systems and Technology group offers a breadth and depth of technology and service capabilities that support a wide range of government and commercial needs, including systems integration expertise; hardware and software products; and engineering, management and support services

  • International Manufacturing Services

    International Manufacturing Services

    IMS is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company. The certification demonstrates IMS’ commitment to ensuring the highest level of operations and quality management standards and enables the company to continue to exceed customer expectations. The company's mission remains focused on providing passive component solutions with industry leading lead times, customer support and innovation. By working closely with their customers, IMS is able to provide cost effective component solutions for a vast array of unique applications