After 12 months of discussion and negotiations, Ronson Gears has announced its three-year contract, subject to approval, with an unnamed UK aerospace company, commenced in June and it is currently producing samples for approval.
Ronson Gears said the contract is a significant development and is the culmination of years of work, going back to the engagement of their agent in the US some six years ago.
"During this time our team, here in Melbourne, have been working extremely hard towards upgrading our quality management systems and investing in high-end machine tools to ensure we can meet our customer’s requirements," the company said.
"Our agents in the UK have been doing an outstanding job in managing our relationship between ourselves and our new customers. They have also been key in helping Ronson acclimatise to local needs and expectations.
"Our new customer supplies into all the major aircraft manufacturers and are renowned the world over."
Ronson Gears has provided gearing for Defence's Marand mobility trailer, as well as Defence missile programs.
The Victorian company told Defence Connect that Defence business currently accounts for roughly 16 per cent of its business turnover.