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Quality is in our DNA
Millpart is manufacturing state of the art hydraulic manifolds and the aerospace market is the next goal
When Millpart CEO Niels Jørgen Nielsen founded the company in 2001 his reason was the same as many other entrepreneurs: Instead of making hydraulic manifolds for his boss, he might as well make them on his own. The first CNC machine was bought a small nearby building was leased and Millpart was in business. Today the Western Jutland based company is the work place of 50 people that, except for two weeks of summer holiday, keeps the production line running 24/7 reaching sales of more than 10 million Euro in 2016. 60 pct. of the products are sold on ten export markets on four continents.
Quality is everything
The global financial crisis also hit Millpart in 2009 but apart from that short break the company has been on a growth path since its foundation and the strategy has been clear from the very first manifold. Director, Business Development, Aerospace & Defense Torben Bøgh Jensen explains:
- We are a rather young company based on a very modern and automated production line that makes it possible for us to incorporate the highest possible quality standards without losing our competitive edge and that is a necessity in this business. Quality is a part of our organization, culture; it is simply in the Millpart DNA.
Taking Millpart to the skies
Millpart is located in a part of Denmark in which the massive Danish windmill industry was established and still are the dominant business and the windmill market is very important to the manifold manufacturer but the company are envisioning new opportunities:
- We have put our attention towards the difficult but also very large aerospace market and the F-35 program is where we will begin, Torben Bøgh Jensen says adding: - Millpart are not going to supply manifolds to a Joint Strike Fighter from day one but we believe we have a fair chance of supplying the jet’s smaller and more simple components and work our way through the supply chain.
The plastic mock-up clearly demonstrates the complexity of a Millpart hydraulic manifold
The civilian aerospace market is also a focus point and a Millpart ambition is to do assembly of hydraulic systems in order to make them ready for the OEM’s production line. – The civilian aerospace industry is a quite conservative business but at Millpart, we have both the skills and the resources for the long haul the company’s Business Development Director underlines.
Director, Business Development, Aerospace & Defense Torben Bøgh Jensen (left) and CEO Niels Jørgen Nielsen, Millpart