With offices in Norfolk, Florida USA and Shanghai China, STG Aerospace develops innovative and cost-effective aircraft cabin lighting solutions which transform the flying experience. With products installed on over 11,000 aircraft worldwide, representing two thirds of the world's passenger fleet, STG Aerospace has a global customer base ranging from the largest aircraft original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to airlines, maintenance, repair and overhaul providers (MROs) and aircraft lessors and airlines.
The open day attracted a range of the companies’ key customers, suppliers, Universities and R&D partners, where they joined management and staff for a tour of its world class Innovation and Engineering Centre.
Welcoming the news Economy Secretary Ken Skates said:
"STG Aerospace is a recognised market leader in its field and has a quite remarkable global reach, exporting worldwide with its products acknowledged as industry standards. This is a considerable achievement and STG Aerospace is a very welcome addition to the dynamic aerospace sector we have in Wales.
"I am delighted Welsh Government support helped the company establish its new centre in Wales and that it has created significantly more jobs than was originally anticipated which is great news.
"Today marks an important date in STG Aerospace's business calendar as it marks the completion of its first major strategic investment and enhanced capabilities and I wish the company every success in the future."
Nigel Duncan, Chief Executive of STG Aerospace, commented:
“The support of the Welsh Government has been pivotal in helping us in establish our Innovation & Engineering Centre. It represents a major step forward for STG Aerospace, enabling us to turn our vision into reality and creating truly human-centric lighting solutions for the aircraft cabin.
“Locating the Centre in Wales, an increasingly important aerospace hub, means that we can recruit from a pool of highly skilled people in the area and strengthen our relationship with Cardiff University, an important partner in our research into the effects of lighting.”
Established in 1995 on the basis of its photoluminescent technology for aviation, STG Aerospace has enjoyed substantial growth year on year, and successfully launches many new product lines including its liTeMood® cabin lighting which significantly enhances the cabin ambience of non-LED-equipped aircraft, bringing them to the same quality standard as brand-new aircraft delivered with the latest LED lighting solutions.
Visitors, including customers and suppliers as well as academics and other Invited guests, gained an insight into some of the company’s latest product developments, including the new LED Reading Light which features a unique patented photometric design that delivers a square lighting profile instead of a circular light source. Along with the world’s first blue glowing photoluminescent floor path marking system, brought to the market by the market-leading saf-Tglo® brand, which has already won a global cabin innovation award.