AERO Specialties has a few reasons to celebrate this May that are worth sharing. We were the recent recipient of the 2011 U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Northwest Region Exporter of the Year Award. This recognition comes in addition to being designated by the SBA as the 2011 Idaho Exporter of the Year. AERO Specialties’s achievements were honored during the Boise, Idaho World Trade Day celebration, held on May 4, 2011 at Boise State University. We have worked very hard over the course of the past year and are extremely proud to be honored by the SBA for our contributions to growing the U.S. export market.
Obstructions in the supply chain seem to be hampering the manufacturing efforts of other companies in our industry. We are very well positioned to meet manufacturing demands and capitalize on the resurging economy by overcoming supply chain and logistical problems. We are attempting to avoid the mistakes of others and remain committed to exporting American manufactured goods. Exported products represent approximately 40 percent of total annual sales for AERO Specialties; a percentage which we continue to work towards growing.
Following the SBA Regional Exporter of the Year recognition, AERO secured a new distribution partnership with GSE Services Pty Ltd. of Australia. GSE Services will be an AERO distributor for the Australia Oceania region that encompasses Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the surrounding islands. There is significant market demand for our products in this region and we will now be able to more closely meet the demand from this region’s growing customer base. We are excited for the future of this partnership and the prospect of increasing international sales in this region. GSE Services will perfectly complement our international sales force and only add to our vault of industry knowledge and unparalleled customer service.
AERO Specialties is striving to make significant gains, both domestically and internationally, as the aviation industry begins to recover from the global economic downturn. Our efforts are highlighted by recent awards and distribution agreements. We believe that our company’s values, founded on the principles of high-quality manufacturing and knowledgeable customer service, will provide the path to a prosperous future. We hope to provide a solution to your GSE needs, whatever they may be and wherever you are located. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have regarding the equipment needed to service your aircraft.