Gardner Aerospace


Gardner Aerospace is a leading international manufacturer of aerospace finished components, comprising simple to highly complex and small to very large machined and sheet metal fabricated detailed parts, with substantial speed shop, assembly and kitting capabilities. The company was acquired by Chinese firm Ligeance Aerospace Technology (formerly SLMR) in June 2017.

Gardner Aerospace serves key aerospace OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers including Airbus, Embraer, Gulfstream, Pilatus, Spirit, GKN, Stelia Aerospace, Ruag and Safran and employs more than 1200 people worldwide. It is committed to manufacturing excellence, with 15 world-class facilities in the UK, France, Poland and India, providing customers with the advantages of a high-quality and substantial internal low-cost supply chain through a single point of access. The construction of a major new 45,000 sq m facility in Chengdu, China is now complete and will open in 2019 to address the rapidly developing domestic market.

One Gardner

The Group’s ‘One Gardner’ operating model is a key reason why customers trust Gardner Aerospace to deliver a consistently high level of performance – regardless of the location of the site from which a product was manufactured.


The Group’s ‘One Gardner’ operating model is central to its consistent product quality, operational delivery and overall performance

  • Facilitates consistent, stable operating performance
  • High-quality, well-invested management information systems provide a high degree of central Group management visibility and control over the operations
  • Each site has a specific role in producing the detailed parts and added value services that customers require



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