“Providing brilliant precision machining solutions to our aerospace partners. Capacity and capability you can TRUST every time.”
Volo Aero MRO is a local company that provides precision machining solutions to the aerospace repair market as an authorized Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) repair facility, as well as precision machining solutions to other manufacturers in the region. Andrew Walmsley, the owner, was born in a small town in England called Manchester (they have a soccer team) and for the last 9 years he has called America his home. Andrew has spent most of his working life in aerospace, and has a great affinity for airplanes. Three years ago Andrew and his family relocated to Connecticut to work for another aviation company when the opportunity arose to purchase Flag Precision in October 2015, and the rest is history!
Through the VVM Manufacturing Accelerator Andrew has identified that his industry is going through a massive change. Most of the players in the space will be gone in a few years time if they cannot adapt. Volo Aero is one of the very few companies that can deliver the reliable capacity to meet the quality and delivery needs by today’s aerospace facilities in order not simply to survive, but to come out as an industry leader.
What drew Andrew across “the Pond” to purchase this company was its established history and reputation, as well as the surrounding customer base, particularly with large aerospace manufacturing. In addition, the North East has a strong reputation for skilled technicians and strong work ethics. Volo Aero MRO is now in the process of significant change, leveraging its historical strengths of precision, quality and delivery by focusing more on supply solutions to customers needs.
About the Massachusetts Manufacturing Accelerator
The Massachusetts Manufacturing Accelerator brings Small or Medium Enterprise manufacturers and buyers together to discover new ways they can do business. Through the accelerator’s intensive training program, small manufacturers will quickly learn the needs of their potential buyers, how to rapidly validate their ability to deliver on those needs, and how to effectively communicate their capabilities.
Funding for the Massachusetts Manufacturing Accelerator has been provided by the Advanced Manufacturing Futures Program administered by MassDevelopment.