In January 2020, The Böllhoff Group acquired 40% of shares in Gillis Aerospace, a company with 50 years of experience in the field of aerospace fasteners manufacturing. As of June 2022, the Böllhoff Group has fully acquired Gillis with the goal of expanding its aerospace product and competence portfolio.
“With its comprehensive manufacturing portfolio, material expertise in lightweight materials and development know-how, Böllhoff wants to strengthen its position in the aerospace market as a leading supplier of innovative fastening solutions and support the aerospace industry as a competent partner in achieving weight and CO2 targets,” said Michael W. Böllhoff, managing partner of the Böllhoff Group.
Gillis Aerospace specializes in the production of special fasteners and bolts, as well as surface finishing. Due to the high level of automation, this company has been characterized by high product quality and short lead times. Furthermore, Gillis has its own facilities for surface coating and can offer the complete value chain from a single source with its comprehensive coating know-how. The surface coating is also offered as a service to the market.
Böllhoff’s history dates back to 1877. Today, the company is a global partner for innovative joining technology with assembly and logistics solutions.