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THOMSON AEROSPACE & DEFENSE

Owned by Linear Motion LLC

Thomson Aerospace & Defense is a legendary name in the aerospace industry in the United States and the world.

In 1936 the company, then a division of the General Motors, pioneered recirculating ball screws in Saginaw, Michigan for use in automotive power steering systems. In the early 1940’s, the Company would achieve another historical milestone when successfully developing the world’s first recirculating aircraft ball screw product, which was utilized on the legendary B-29 “Superfortress”, the aircraft that changed the global geopolitical balance.

It became Thomson Aerospace & Defense in 1987 when it was purchased by Thomson Industries, who wanted to expand their successful industrial product lines into linear motion solutions for aerospace. The Company was acquired by Danaher Corporation in 2002, and then by Meggitt in 2011.

Today, Thomson Aerospace & Defense has annual revenues of 40 million USD with 180 employees.

Its acquisition provides UMBRAGROUP increased opportunities to support new civil programs, greatly expand into the defense sectors, and to provide aerospace ball screws, actuators, and electromechanical systems “Made by UMBRAGROUP in the USA”.

The product line includes ball screws, linear bearings, electromechanical actuators, and repair and overhaul services.

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