S&T Systems Wins FBW Innovation & Creativity Award 2013

S&T Systems has won the Innovation & Creativity Award at the Flintshire Business Week Awards, held at Soughton Hall Hotel on 25th October 2013. The award required applicants to have developed an innovative new product that had commercial relevance and could deliver tangible benefits to the user. S&T Systems was hailed the successful winner, having pioneered the Aero Mini Seal, an automatic resin applicator, for use in the maintenance of the Hawker aircraft fleet.

The Aero Mini Seal is a portable sealing machine that applies sealant to the bottom skin of the aircraft’s wing. Using a bespoke nozzle, the machine injects the right amount of sealant directly into the base of a component to deliver a consistently high quality finish time and again. This innovation has assisted Hawker to reduce its processing time by 70% and achieve its environmental objective of cutting sealant waste by 5%, whilst driving LEAN manufacturing at its facility.

Commenting on the company’s success at the awards, Director Tudor Jones, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have been recognised at the Flintshire Business Week Awards for driving innovation in industry. As a company, we are absolutely committed to researching, identifying and developing new technologies and solutions for the most complex of challenges. We have worked on the development of the Aero Mini Seal with Hawker for two years and we are delighted with its performance. We look forward to developing many more innovations for Hawker, as we share a great working relationship.”