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Applied Composites Earns spot in Boeing Premier Bidder Program

Brea, CA, June 23, 2021 – Today, Applied Composites announced it earned a spot in the Boeing Premier Bidder Program.

The program recognizes and rewards consistently high-performing Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Boeing Global Services suppliers, strengthening Boeing’s collective performance and commitment to safety, quality and integrity.

The program provides Premier Bidder members with an opportunity to increase their business with Boeing, including visibility of upcoming bids and an invitation to program conferences with key Supply Chain leadership.

Applied Composites manufactures ducts, access doors, structures and fairings for the Boeing Next-Generation 737, 737 MAX, 767, 777, 777X and 787 Dreamliner.

“We are excited for this opportunity to grow our strategic relationship with Boeing and look forward to future programs and the shared success to be achieved together,” said Applied Composites CEO, David Horner. “The team in Brea is the benchmark for delivery and quality performance and we’re proud that our team is being recognized for that achievement.”

Applied Composites joins approximately 140 suppliers that have met and sustained the high- quality, delivery and performance criteria required for inclusion in the Premier Bidder Program.

BAE Systems awards Applied Composites Gold Supplier of the Year

Brea, CA – December 17, 2021 – Applied Composites announced today it received a BAE Systems Partner2Win Gold Supplier of the Year Award based on exceptional performance and contributions to supply chain success in 2021 for BAE Systems’ Combat Mission Systems business. BAE Systems’ Partner2Win is a global program 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 at their locations to transfer best practices to ensure that the components and materials that compose BAE Systems products meet the highest quality standards. 


“Our suppliers have overcome many challenges posed by the COVID pandemic to sustain deliveries of our products to Army, Marines, and Navy customers,” said Andy Corea, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems’ Combat Mission Systems business. “By partnering with the highest performing suppliers – including Applied Composites in the industry, we have and will continue to exceed our customers’ expectations.”

“We are honored to be acknowledged by our partner BAE systems as a Gold Supplier of the Year,” said Applied Composites CEO, David Horner. “The team in Brea sets a high standard of quality and on time delivery performance and we’re proud that our team is being recognized for that achievement.”


Learn more about BAE Systems Partner2Win Supplier Symposium here.


About BAE Systems BAE Systems provides some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defense, aerospace, and security solutions. The company employs a skilled workforce of more than 83,000 employees worldwide and operations in 30 states across the U.S. Working with customers and local partners, BAE Systems develops, engineers, manufactures, and supports products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.About Applied Composites Applied Composites is a leading provider of complex composite components, assemblies, engineering, and tooling to the aerospace, defense, and space systems markets. Vertically integrated with five strategic locations, we have widespread capabilities to serve expanding industry needs in many high-growth aerospace and defense and space platforms.

Applied Composites Acquires North Coast Composites and North Coast Tool & Mold from Unitech

A Manufacturer of Advanced Aerospace Composites, North Coast Further Strengthens the Capabilities of the Applied Composites Platform

Lake Forest, CA, April 6, 2022 — Applied Composites Holdings, LLC (“Applied Composites”), a leading aerospace, space and defense composites supplier, announced today that it has acquired The Companies of North Coast, LLC (“North Coast” or the “Company”), a manufacturer of Resin Transfer Molded (“RTM”) composite structures and tooling, from Unitech Holdings, Inc. (“Unitech”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

This marks the sixth acquisition by the Applied Composites platform created by AE Industrial Partners, LP (“AEI”), a private equity firm specializing in aerospace, defense & government services, space, power & utility services, and specialty industrial markets.


North Coast consists of North Coast Composites and North Coast Tool & Mold, Unitech divisions located in the same facility in Cleveland, OH. North Coast Composites is a manufacturer of advanced composites for aerospace production through state-of-the-art fabrication of RTM and Vacuum-Assisted Resin Transfer Molded (“VARTM”) components. North Coast Tool & Mold Corp. is a designer and manufacturer of quality molds and tools for the aerospace industry and a provider of a wide range of innovative manufacturing solutions. With a reputation for stellar customer service, North Coast counts many of the world’s leading aerospace and defense OEMs as customers. 

“We are excited for North Coast to become a part of Applied Composites,” said David Horner, CEO of Applied Composites. “North Coast’s best-in-class RTM and tooling capabilities are important to Applied Composites and help to reinforce our leadership position in advanced composite solutions throughout our core aerospace, defense and space markets.”


“We have been strategically focused on building a complementary set of capabilities able to deliver a one-stop set of composite solutions to our customers,” said Jon Nemo, Senior Partner at AEI. “North Coast and RTM are strategic additions to Applied Composites and our ability to serve our growing list of OEM partners.”

Kirkland & Ellis served as legal advisor and RSM served as financial advisor to Applied Composites. Vedder Price P.C. was the legal advisor and Moelis was the financial advisor to Unitech.

About Applied Composites

Applied Composites is a leading provider of complex composite components, assemblies, engineering, and tooling to the aerospace, defense, and space markets. Applied Composites was formed through AEI’s acquisitions of AC&A, Applied Composites Engineering (“ACE”), Applied Composite Structures (“ACS”), formerly known as EnCore Composite Structures, San Diego Composites (“SDC”), Alliance Spacesystems and now North Coast. Operating out of approximately 570,000 square feet across six facilities, Applied Composites is widely recognized as a leading supplier of advanced composite solutions for a diverse set of high growth aerospace, space, and defense applications and platforms. For more information, please visit www.appliedcomposites.com/.

About AE Industrial Partners 

AE Industrial Partners is a private equity firm specializing in aerospace, defense & government services, space, power & utility services, and specialty industrial markets. AE Industrial Partners invests in market-leading companies that can benefit from its deep industry knowledge, operating experience, and relationships throughout its target markets. AE Industrial Partners is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment and the ILPA Diversity in Action initiative. Learn more at www.aeroequity.com.

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