Since the mid 2000s, Melchers has been active in the aviation industry in China through its business unit Melchers Aviation Technical Service (MATS). MATS is the local agency of several international aviation suppliers in China.

Thanks to our strong technical and industry expertise, our dedicated team of qualified professionals constantly strives to satisfy our customers’ requirements with highly reliable and cost-effective products and technical solutions.

Our wide range of products covers aircraft parts and components including cabin interiors through specialized toolings and technology for Airbus and Boeing repairs to GSE and IFS products. In recent years MATS has expanded into supplying the sector of general aviation (GA).

We also work closely with our brand partner to ensure the local service level will meet customer demands. For instance, MATS operates a calibration laboratory to facilitate the required annual calibration operation of high-precision devices of one of our brand partners. Click here to learn more.

Our customers consist largely of aircraft manufacturers (OEMs), airlines, maintenance service companies (MROs), aircraft leasing companies, as well as other service providers in the aviation industry in China.

For our brand partner, our team can help to:

  • Promote and sell products to end-users
  • Build sales and after-sales systems
  • Provide after-sales services, repair, periodical inspection
  • Apply for CAAC certification
  • Technical consulting to end-users
  • Market Research

Rooted in our entrepreneurial mindset and openness, we seize market opportunities without predefined constraints and work in flexible ways with our partner and customers. Our business sectors are expanding all the time to adapt to the rapidly changing market demand. We believe that a trustful long-term partnership and professionalism are key elements to succeed in the market.

“While GMI entered the Chinese market a couple of decades ago, our presence was really strengthened through our cooperation with Melchers. Not only have sales been boosted, but our overall reputation and access to customers have also greatly improved. This was achieved thanks to Melchers’ level of service and continuous support with dedicated high-quality personnel. “

Roland Chemama – President of GMI Aero

Our Brand Partner

SHOU Solution BV

SHOU Solution, headquartered in the Netherlands, offers effective, sustainable and innovative cabin cleaning solutions for aircraft cabin carpets and NTF (non-textile flooring). SHOU provides all products, tools, and machines for cleaning solutions that can be fully customized. The cleaning work can be quickly and easily done onboard: no drying time, no sticky residue and no corrosion. SHOU’s cleaning solutions at least double the expected carpet lifespan, resulting in considerable savings in carpet replacement costs, while improving the passenger experience and reducing carpet waste. SHOU is supported by major carpet manufacturers and approved in accordance to the requirements of Airbus and Boeing.

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Cherry Aerospace

Cherry Aerospace is a global leader in the design and manufacture of fastening systems for the aerospace industry. The Cherry® name is synonymous with aerospace fasteners, and the CherryMax® line of rivets is the most widely-used in the industry. The Cherry® brand dates back to 1940 when the Cherry Rivet Company introduced easily-installed blind fasteners, which the aerospace industry quickly adopted as a standard. Cherry Aerospace is headquartered in Santa Ana, California, USA, and is a member of the PCC Fastener Products Division of Precision Castparts Corp (PCC).

Cherry’s products include Blind Rivets, Blind Bolts, Rivetless Nut Plates, Shear Pin fasteners and Installation Tools. They are available from a large number of distributors, including locations in the United States, Australia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Dubai, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

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ANKER Gebr. Schoeller GmbH + Co. KG

ANKER is a world-renowned enterprise specializing in the production of high-end woven carpets. In 1854 it was founded by Leopold Schoeller (1792-1884) in Duren, Germany. Now it has 270 employees and three factories. The history and inheritance of over 165 years have created the excellent product quality and high brand reputation of ANKER carpet. Thanks to collaborations with internationally renowned architects and interior designers, ANKER carpets can be found around the world in countless office buildings, hotels, and numerous public buildings – but ANKER carpets are also used in aircraft and high-quality premium cars. Due to being certified by Airbus, Boeing, COMAC, and Embraer, ANKER carpet can be used for all the aircraft models in both line fit installations and aftermarket.

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ADHETEC is a recognized solution provider worldwide. For over 40 years, the company has developed patented and OEM qualified adhesive foils, dedicated to aircraft exterior and cabin customization.

With our adhesive solutions we enable faster and easier aircraft decoration operations while delivering outstanding, repeatable & durable graphics.

Our customers are OEMs, international airlines, MROs, Design Organisations, and aircraft leasing companies.

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Innovint Aircraft Interior GmbH

Innovint Aircraft Interior GmbH was founded in 1977. This was the beginning of a worldwide operating company in the aircraft interior and equipment market. For half a century now, Innovint has been developing and manufacturing cabin interiors and has served the market with innovative product developments. Optimal design, new materials, and light-weight construction fulfill the criteria of a customized cabin interior. Development, verification, production, certification, and customer service are offered from one source.

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U.S. Air Tool Company

U.S. Air Tool Company (also known as USATCO) has been a family-owned and operated business since 1951. IT is a US manufacturer and worldwide distributor of products for the aviation assembly and MRO industries with full-service stocking facilities in New York & California.

In addition, from the beginning of the homebuilder era in the 1970s, USATCO has been providing tools and equipment to craftsmen around the world who build and fly their own aircraft. These “sheet-metal artists” are now flying thousands of planes built and maintained with USATCO tools.

USATCO can provide aircraft tools and accessories for the aviation assembly and MRO industries, especially riveting and sheet metal structural tooling.

Red Box International

Red Box International has been manufacturing and selling Ground Support Equipment (GSE) since 1993 and expanded to aviation tools and tool kits. Located in modern purpose built factories and offices near Southampton in the UK and Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA, Red Box boasts a comprehensive range of Ground Power Units in addition to a wide selection of ground support equipment (aircraft GPU). This includes Aircraft Tugs, Aviation Tools, Tool Control Systems, Hangar Cooling Systems, Cable Assemblies, Load Banks, and Aircraft Start Units.

Red Box’s aviation and avionics tools kits are designed for a range of aircraft such as Boeing, Airbus, Cessna, and Helicopters. They are used by many global airlines and MRO organizations.

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GMI AERO, based in Paris, is recognized worldwide in technology for advanced composite structural repairs. Over the years, GMI has achieved significant recognition: whether for composite manufacturing applications or aircraft maintenance, GMI has always invested in the research and the development of appropriate equipment for this field.

At the same time, GMI’s knowledge of material science together and technology has allowed them to develop and market a catalog of equipment and services for advanced structure repairs. These developments have been the result of regular cooperation both with aircraft manufacturers and end-users (i.e. airlines and MROs). Today, the business activity of the company is worldwide, cooperating with major aeronautical stakeholders in Europe, the USA, Canada, and China.

Together with Melchers, GMI Aero operates a calibration laboratory in Shanghai. The calibration laboratory facilitates the required annual calibration operation of the high-precision devices ANITA Hot Bonders and Thermography Inspection Controllers. Click here to learn more.

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