Simrit Announces O-Ring Distribution Agreement with Pattonair

Jul 09, 2012, 05:00 ET from Simrit

FARNBOROUGH, Hampshire, England, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As further testament to its commitment to serving the global aerospace industry with quality products, Simrit – the general sealing products business of Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies – today announced that it has finalized a global distribution agreement with Pattonair, a leading supply chain service provider. Simrit's Lutterworth, Leicestershire, U.K.  and Santa Ana, Calif. facilities will supply Pattonair with aerospace sealing products for its global aerospace OEM customers.

"The agreement with Simrit allows Pattonair to strengthen its product offering with high quality and reliable sealing products," said Nick Ammerlaan, supply chain director, Pattonair. "Simrit's material expertise and dedication to quality make the company an ideal global partner."

Pattonair is an international provider of value-added distribution and supply chain outsourcing services, such as product distribution management, direct line feed and kitting, and consultation, to customers in the aerospace market. Its customers include Rolls-Royce plc, BAE Systems, Safran Group, Parker Aerospace, Goodrich, Thales Aerospace, Turbomeca and Eaton.

"Simrit's distribution agreement with Pattonair is another milestone in our journey to grow as a leading global aerospace sealing supplier," said Vinay Nilkanth, vice president global sales aerospace, Simrit. "Pattonair has an outstanding reputation for quality and we're confident our aerospace sealing product portfolio aligns with the company's commitment to excellence."

Simrit meets the unique demands of the aerospace industry through its customized, proprietary material and technology solutions. As a material and sealing solution specialist, the company provides a wide range of products with aerospace material specifications.

Simrit's Lutterworth facility, which provides warehouse and logistics services, has achieved the AS9100 recertification for product design and the AS9120 Revision A quality management system certification. The company's Santa Ana facility has more than 30 years of experience in the manufacturing of aerospace O-rings, plate seals and molded shapes. The facility has earned the AS9100 Revision C certification for design and quality, is Nadcap-approved for critical aerospace applications and houses an American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) certified laboratory.

Simrit is part of Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies and offers an extensive portfolio of precision-manufactured products for the aerospace, agriculture, appliance, construction, energy, fluid power, mechanical power generation, mechanical power transmission and recreation markets. Simrit's global sales exceed $1.3 billion. For more information, visit the Simrit website at or visit the Simrit booth (hall 4, booth D10) during the Farnborough International Airshow show from July 9 to 15 in England.