At A Glance
Headquartered in Bellevue, WA, QPM Aerospace is a leading designer and manufacturer of precision machined parts for the aerospace industry. QPM supplies parts to the world's largest commercial aerospace OEM's, including Boeing, Airbus and Bombardier among others, as well as military programs and regional jet manufacturers.
QPM Aerospace spent years on researches to maximize productivity through automation. One of the outcomes is NetInspect, a program that has been spun off and is now offered to other manufacturers for monitoring the capability of their processes. With the system, all traditional measuring devices, such as height gauges, calipers, and micrometers are monitored via network connections, so that all measurements are stored and analyzed.
Since implementing automation, QPM Aerospace’s growth has been impressive. In the mid 90s, annual sales came to a little over $400,000. Today, this number has swelled to $18 million. Rising demand from airplane manufacturers has led QPM Aerospace to a conservative forecast of $50 million of annual sales within four years. Through its dramatic success, QPM Aerospace demonstrates that it is within the power of American manufacturers to eliminate the threats posed by foreign competition.