• Bernard DELVAUX - CEO of SONACA - © SONACA

Sonaca, was awarded the Company of the Year award by the Belcham03/10/2017

Sonaca Group, a Belgian aerospace company based in Wallonia, was awarded the Company of the Year award by the Belgian American Chamber of Commerce (Belcham), at its annual gala on Friday September 22nd, in New York. This much coveted award honors Belgian companies and/or individuals who have made a name for themselves in the US market, by strengthening the economic ties between the United States and Belgium.

Sonaca recently completed a major acquisition on American soil, and is expanding rapidly in the US market. The group finalized last June the acquisition of the company LMI Aerospace, creating a global leader in the design and manufacture of complex aero structures.

“We welcome LMI Aerospace to the Sonaca Group,” said Bernard Delvaux, Sonaca CEO. “Our companies are a great match, with relationships to access different customers and complementary capabilities to better serve all of our customers. Together, we can reach a new dimension as we pursue our collective strategy for market expansion, revenue growth and continuous innovation.”

LMI will continue to operate as LMI Aerospace – A Member of the Sonaca Group. LMI headquarters will remain in St. Louis. LMI Aerospace is a leading supplier of structural assemblies, kits and components and provider of engineering services to the commercial, business and regional, and military aerospace markets. Headquartered in St. Louis, LMI has 21 locations across the United States and in Mexico, the United Kingdom and Sri Lanka.

Sonaca Group is a global Belgian company active in the development, manufacturing and assembly of advanced structures for civil, military and space markets. The group is especially known for its capability to design and produce advanced structures such as wing movables and complex fuselages. Headquartered in Gosselies, Belgium, it has production facilities in China, Romania, Canada and Brazil. Sonaca Group also supplies engineering services, large sheet metal elements, wing panels, composite structures and machined components.

"Sonaca Group is extremely honored to receive this award," said its CEO, Bernard Delvaux. "This is the recognition of all the efforts that Sonaca Group has made recently: the efforts of our staff, productivity in production and innovation, and the reliability of our engineering," he added.

Please visit the SONACA website  to learn more.

Y. Dubus