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Marshall Aerospace get new digs in Abbotsford

Aug. 12, 2014, Abbotsford, B.C. - Marshall Aerospace Canada has increased its in-country presence and strengthened its commitment to focused new business development in North America, with the purchase of a 4,343 square foot building at the Abbotsford Airport in British Columbia.


August 12, 2014
By Carey Fredericks

The building will become Marshall’s Canadian head office, out of which the company’s comprehensive air, land and sea engineering and maintenance capabilities will operate to serve current and future military and civil contracts and customers. The Abbotsford base will also act as Marshall’s base for strategic growth in Canada and North America.

Marshall first established a presence in Canada in 2006 and has traditionally shared office space with partners in the sector to maximize work on collaborative contracts. With potential growth in Canada’s aerospace sector as a whole expected to surpass 2013’s direct revenues of $25.1 billion, Marshall determined a formal presence was required to capitalize on new opportunities.

 “Our business has grown substantially in Canada in recent years, because we deliver on our promises and our customers can trust us,” said Derek Gilmour, President of Marshall Aerospace Canada. “This investment is testament to the hard work of the team and I would like to thank our customers for their continued patronage and we are excited about the new projects that we will be working on that will represent the broader capabilities of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group here in Canada.”

Steve Fitz-Gerald CEO of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, based in the UK, agrees: “This is an exciting chapter in our 105 year history and reflects our unwavering commitment to deliver innovative engineering solutions in Canada, a country with a rapidly growing aerospace market,” he said.

Marshall Aerospace Canada is recognized for its ability to deliver on time, to specification and to cost. Its capabilities include engineering design, support engineering, the provision of personnel and managed work packages, and training. Marshall Aerospace Canada is a Department of National Defence (DND) accredited design and technical organization, authorized to perform a variety of airworthiness functions on Canada’s legacy C130 Hercules fleet.

The new office in Abbotsford can accommodate up to 35 personnel, the majority of which will be engineers and technical staff. This office will further consolidate Marshall Aerospace Canada as an integral part of Marshall’s United Kingdom global operations, where Marshall is a Design Authority for a number of platforms, and has fully approved procedures and practices in place that allow the company to undertake and certify OEM-type work on a variety of components, systems and structures. Currently, Marshall supports more than 10 air forces around the world.