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Senior Aerospace Bird Bellows – a highly successful business, delivering valued engineered solutions that optimize customer platform efficiency

Senior Aerospace Bird Bellows (SABB) was established in 1975 as a family run operation, serving the petro-chemical and gas industries. We have since evolved into a market-leading supplier of precision sheet metal fabrications to the Aerospace industry and now form part of the Senior plc group of businesses. Our core competence is the design, manufacture and qualification of Flexible Joints and Pressure Duct Systems for Air Management Systems (AMS) Environmental Control Systems (ECS), Bleed Air Systems, Cabin Pressurisation, De-Icing, Fuel and Waste / Water applications. Products are production standard for all Airbus Aircraft, Embraer Regional Jets and Rolls-Royce Aero Engines. Operational focus and specialty is metallic flexible joints and ducting systems manufactured in all grades of Titanium, high and low temperature Nickel Alloys, CRES and Aluminium. They are most suitable for high temperature and high / medium pressure applications.

As an international design and manufacturing group, Senior plc has continuously advanced to meet world-wide demand by creating, acquiring and growing additional businesses spanning several industrial sectors.  Currently, Senior plc has 33 facilities that cater to these industrial sectors in over 14 countries. These businesses are aligned to one of the two Divisions, which shape the Senior organisation:  namely, Aerospace and Flexonics. The businesses are organised as independent Profit & Loss entities to ensure a strong focus on growth through efficient and effective performance throughout.

The Divisions excel in several markets including Aerospace, Defence, Land Vehicle, and Energy.  From continuous growth in these sectors, Senior plc has expanded and increased its offerings to satisfy their customers’ demands.  Senior plc optimizes customer value and exceeds expectations by utilising its expertise in bespoke engineering solutions. Senior plc is integral in bringing technologically advanced intellectual property to work for its customers. These key differentiators are how Senior plc maintains long standing relationships with current customers and how the group succeeds in adding new customers to its diverse and expanding portfolio.

Sharing in Growth: helping SABB to get there faster

SABB is currently benefitting from the Government supported initiative Sharing in Growth (SiG). SiG is an ambitious programme to raise the capability and competitiveness of UK aerospace suppliers in order to share in the growth of aerospace and other global markets. Of the total budget of £110 million training and development programme in the UK, £1.1 million has been allocated to our business. The programme involves four years of intensive capability development and is tailored to the assessed needs of each beneficiary. The objective being a world class standard of performance leading to sustainable growth.