DANBURY, Conn. – GAR Electroforming, a division of AlphaCoin LLC, announced it received the BAE Systems Partner 2 Win Supplier of the Year Award for exceptional performance and contributions to supply chain success in 2020 for BAE Systems Inc.’s Electronic Systems sector. Danbury-based GAR Electroforming, which was named BAE’s Subcontractor the Year, was honored at a virtual ceremony and was selected from a large pool of suppliers that worked with BAE Systems in 2020.
“We are honored to have been selected by BAE Systems for this prestigious award,’’ said Russell Richter, President of GAR. “BAE Systems provides some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defense, aerospace, and security solutions, and to earn recognition from them is a tremendous credit to our GAR Electroforming team.”
BAE Systems’ Partner 2 Win program is designed to achieve operational excellence and eliminate defects in its supply chain by raising the bar of performance expectations to meet the demand of current and future customers. As part of the program, BAE Systems meets regularly with its suppliers to transfer best practices to ensure that the components and materials that compose BAE Systems products meet the highest quality standards.
“We are proud of the partnership we have with companies like GAR Electroforming that delivered the highest quality products on-time, despite the challenges presented by a global pandemic,” said Kim Cadorette, Vice President of Operations for BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems sector. “We recognize that our suppliers are critical to our company’s success. We are grateful for this year’s outstanding effort, and we look forward to future collaborations.”
GAR Electroforming develops copper, nickel and nickel/cobalt leading edge abrasion strips for rotorcraft composite blades, turbine engine composite outer guide vane erosion sheaths, missile wing slot protective seals as well as defense-related coldshields and heatshields. Last year, the company added 7,500 square feet of manufacturing space to its facility’s existing footprint in Danbury, Connecticut.
“The award from BAE Systems is terrific recognition for our entire team at GAR,’’ said John Boscia, AlphaCoin’s Vice President of Sales & Business Development. “The acquisition of GAR Electroforming in 2019 has been a tremendous addition to our business portfolio, and we take pride in providing critical components to BAE Systems.”
GAR Electroforming is the nation’s largest and most established full-service AS9100 certified electroform manufacturer. It offers in-house CNC machining for tooling and production. GAR has in-house capabilities to produce the most complex and precise abrasion strips, coldshields, heatshields and waveguides, and also offers a complete line of surface roughness inspection scales.
AlphaCoin’s other operating facilities are Connecticut Coining (Bethel, Conn.) and Gasser (Commack, N.Y.), which also manufacture components for aerospace, defense, and medical companies.