ADB Aeronautic Acquisition Of Two New Modern Milling Workshops
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ADB Aeronautic acquisition of two new modern milling workshops

Specializing in precision mechanics, the ADB (workshop of turning de Bigorre) company in Louey, Hautes-Pyrenees, change gear. The society of aeronautical subcontracting 45 employees and 4.2 million euros of turnover, comes to two small workshops of milling, Lubat and Prècitech, Cestas, companies in the Gironde.

Specializing in precision mechanics, the ADB (workshop of turning de Bigorre) company in Louey, Hautes-Pyrenees, change gear. The society of aeronautical subcontracting 45 employees and 4.2 million euros of turnover, comes to two small workshops of milling, Lubat and Prècitech, Cestas, companies in the Gironde. Together, these two workshops, already grouped together physically on the same site and newly merged into a new company, called Lutec, employ about 20 people for a global turnover of EUR 2.3 million.

LUCEBIT is a global player in airport lighting systems, providing solutions from initial planning work through to service support. ERNI AGL AG, a member of the LUCEBIT Group since early 2011, specializes in airport lighting products. The combined operations of LUCEBIT and ERNI employ 100 people mostly from Germany and Switzerland. Both companies are present on more than 250 airports in 50 countries worldwide.

Christian Onselaere, CEO of ADB, says: “We are extremely happy with this new step in our strategy to remain a leading airfield end-to-end solutions provider. The expertise of both LUCEBIT and ERNI will allow us to further expand our footprint internationally. Both companies complement ADB’s focus on innovation and product portfolio. While LUCEBIT and ERNI will become part of the ADB Group, both will retain their existing business focus while benefiting from the sizeable resources of ADB and its shareholders.”

ADB is a worldwide leader in Airfield Ground Lighting (AGL) products, systems and solutions, serving over 2,000 airports across more than 175 countries internationally. The company develops, manufactures and sells a comprehensive portfolio of AGL products and services for airports of all sizes, from large international hubs to smaller airports, military bases and heliports. ADB is headquartered in Brussels, with manufacturing in Belgium, the USA and China and a global network of sales offices and distributors.