In Ontario, there are 15 of the world's top 25 aerospace companies. Manufacturers in the City of Cambridge supply materials to a number of these leading aerospace companies, including:

  • Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs);
  • Tier 1 major aircraft section suppliers;
  • And Tier 2/3 companies.

Aircraft production in Canada includes 700 aerospace companies and 73,000 employees, generating more than $25 billion in revenue.

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Aerospace suppliers in Cambridge

Below is a list of manufacturers in Cambridge that supply materials and parts to companies in the aerospace sector.

Centra Industries Inc.
Centra Industries Inc., a division of PCC Aerostructures - world leader in structural investment castings, forged components and airfoil castings for aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. Centra Industries provides machined components and assemblies to large OEMs and Tier 1 major aircraft section suppliers. Airbus, Boeing, GE, Rolls-Royce and many other leading manufacturers depend on PCC for important airframe, engine, power generation, medical, and general industrial components.
exactEarth is a data services company that uses advanced microsatellite technology to deliver monitoring solutions. exactEarth's initial service, exactAIS (TM), is a global vessel tracking and monitoring system based on space-based advanced Automatic Identification System (AIS) detection technology.

The landing gear division of Héroux-Devtek Inc. specializes in the design, development, manufacturing and repair and overhaul of:

  • Landing gear
  • Actuation systems
  • Components for the aerospace market

Héroux-Devtek Inc. is the third largest landing gear company in the world, supplying both the commercial and military sectors of the aerospace market with new landing gear systems and components, as well as aftermarket products and services.

Learn about Héroux-Devtek's investment in Cambridge.

Honeywell (previously COM DEV International) is a global leader in the production of space-qualified passive microwave equipment, specialized electronics and optical subsystems that enable satellite communications. Honeywell has a strong position in the growing small satellite and radio frequency markets. Manufacturing satellites, the company has more than 40 years in space. With more than 1,250 employees worldwide, Honeywell is also well known in commercial and international satellite programs. 
Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation designs and manufactures industrial automation controls, data communications, data acquisition and electronic products.

With more than 25 years of experience, Shimco serves the aerospace, defense, medical, space, high-tech industrial and other sectors worldwide. The company produces:

  • Precision manufactured parts
  • Laminated and edgebond shims
  • Tapers and spacers

Learn about Shimco's success story.

Strite Industries Limited

Strite Industries Limited manufactures a wide range of ultra-precision machined products for the automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, orthodontic and nuclear power industries. Strite also participates in product development, prototyping and complex assembly work. Strite products can be found in:

  • Automotive turbochargers
  • Boeing, Airbus and Bombardier aircraft
  • IMAX cameras
  • CANDU nuclear reactors
  • Telecommunication satellites
  • Portable blood analyzers
  • Orthodontic brackets.

Other companies related to the supply chain

The list below includes other companies in Cambridge that contribute to the supply chain.

Automation Design Group Inc.

Automation Design Group Inc. is an independent design group specializing in:

  • CNC fixtures
  • Welding fixtures
  • Material handling
  • End of arm tooling
  • Automation equipment
  • Special purpose metal removal machines
  • Full turnkey design and build for CNC fixtures
  • Welding fixtures end of arm tooling
Cambridge Materials Testing Ltd.

Cambridge Materials Testing Limited is an independent laboratory that does chemical, physical, and mechanical testing of:

  • Metals
  • Plastics
  • Rubbers
  • Corrosion
  • Weathering
  • Artificial aging

The company also offers:

  • Vibration testing
  • Color matching
  • Analysis of failed components
  • Automotive and aerospace compliance testing
Desch Canada Ltd.

Desch Canada Ltd. develops and produces drive systems and parts, such as:

  • Clutch brake combinations
  • Frictions
  • Clutches
  • Planetary gears
  • Bearings
  • Couplings
  • Standard and metric V-belt
  • Pulleys

 The company distributes these parts to the following industries:

  • Marine
  • Mining
  • Metal Working
  • Transport
  • Amusement Parks
  • Aerospace Aviation

Element is a metallurgical test facility serving various industries, including:

  • Nuclear
  • Oil and Gas
  • Automotive
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Transportation
  • Defence
  • Construction

Element's testing services include:

  • Chemical analysis
  • Tension properties
  • Impact
  • Weld properties
  • Failure analysis
  • Hardness
  • Metallography
  • Coating weight
  • Thickness
  • Salt spray
  • Humidity
  • Scanning electron microscopy
ICR Services

Industrial Control Repair (ICR) is a third party company that repairs and sells industrial automation, electronic and robotic equipment. This equipment includes:

  • Servo Motors
  • Drives
  • Amps
  • Reamers
  • Spindles
  • Bell Cups
  • Sensors
  • Wrists
  • Reducers

The company has three offices within North America. ICR serves industries, such as:

  • Automotive
  • Food and Beverage
  • Aerospace
  • Aviation
  • Nautical
  • Manufacturing
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Alternative Energies
Krebsz Electroplating Limited/Industrial Processing
Krebsz Electroplating Limited (Industrial Processing) does anodizing and chromating on aluminum, zinc cobalt and zinc iron alloy plating, zinc, tin, silver, copper, ebanol 'c', zinc and magnesium phosphate, black oxide and passivating on stainless steel. The company serves the automotive, commercial and military sectors.
Latem Industries Ltd.
Latem Industries specializes in ultrasonic, vibratory, tumbling, polishing, blasting, and washing processes for all metal finishing needs. They also offer expert technical knowledge and metal finishing solutions.
Omnitool Industrial Sales

Omnitool Industrial Sales distributes a wide range of products for the metal cutting industry with a focus on cutting tools and tooling accessories. Some of the major industry groups Omnitool serves are:

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Die and Mold
  • Jobbing shops machining small and big parts
SNS Industrial Group
SNS Industrial Group distributes automation systems and equipment, including fluid power systems.
Velcon Canada

Velcon Canada supplies and distributes aviation filtration equipment and related refueling products.