Kansas City-based aerospace company, Enjet Aero, announced today the acquisition of Birken Manufacturing, reinforcing the commitment to expanding its breadth of manufacturing capabilities and customer reach. Birken Manufacturing, based in the Hartford, Connecticut area, is a high performing supplier of complex aeroengine components to Pratt & Whitney, GE Aviation, and Rolls Royce. This new acquisition comes 30 days after Enjet Aero’s recent acquisition of Enjet Aero Dayton (formerly Enginetics Corporation), located in Dayton, Ohio, from Standex International.
Founded in 1943, Birken Manufacturing is located at a 65,000 square foot modern facility in Bloomfield, Connecticut. Birken has developed a unique set of capabilities, including sheet metal assemblies, welding, large complex machining, gear box housings, vanes and struts, and a suite of inhouse cleaning and testing capabilities. The highly talented and dedicated team of engineers, machinists, fabricators, and industry experts at Birken will now become part of the Enjet Aero team. The Birken leadership team, led by Gary Connolly, will remain intact and continue to manage its existing and new customer relationships. The entity will be renamed as Enjet Aero Bloomfield and will be integrated into Enjet Aero, preserving the responsiveness of a single site facility but realizing the benefits of a large integrated company. Gary Greenberg and Adam Greenberg will also remain part of the Enjet team post-closing.
“We reached the conclusion that our future growth, relevancy and long-term strategic value to customers going forward required us to be part of a larger organization. Enjet fits the bill perfectly given their significant experience in the aerospace industry – specifically within the engine component segment. Their track record of growing acquisitions with investments in people and technologically advanced equipment, along with their long-term vision of being one integrated supplier with a wide breadth of capability to offer customers was very appealing to us,” said Gary Greenberg, the 3rd generation owner of Birken Manufacturing.
The Birken acquisition puts Enjet in a strong position to capitalize on the emerging recovery with greater capabilities, resources, and capacity to respond to the increasing production demands of OEMs. This builds upon Enjet’s ongoing strategy of being a premier partner for the industry and delivering on its promise of being ready, willing, and able to meet the needs of their customers.
“This is an exciting milestone for Enjet. Birken will expand our breadth of capabilities enabling a wider range of ‘one-stop-shop’ solutions for our customers,” said Bruce Breckenridge, Chief Executive Officer for Enjet Aero. “The addition of Birken’s talented team will create Enjet’s largest facility and ensure that we remain laser focused on continuing our mission of becoming the strategic supply chain partner of choice for aircraft engine OEM’s.”