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By Angel Decoy
CRS Aerospace serves Mexico manufacturing firms by providing secondary processes such as anodizing, chemfilm, cleaning, passivate, non-destructive testing and key support services. It is the successor to industry icon ChemResearch Sonora and has been operating in Empalme, Sonora since 2003.
The company’s core competencies include NADCAP certified anodizing type I, II and II; Chemfilm, including Rohs compliance, passivate, paint and NDT, masking and chemical washing. CSR Aerospace currently employs 16 and occupies 24,000 square-feet of Mexico industrial real estate.
CSR Aerospace now has significant Mexico machining capabilities, and will add additional metal fabrication CNC machines to meet growing customer demand. The company has arranged for all articles to first be programmed and run in an affiliated aerospace machining plant in Phoenix prior to their transfer to Mexico. Future Mexico plans include adding aerospace paint and welding lines.
Tanks for anodizing and Chemfilm are 60 x 30 x 28 inches and handle both low and high volume. Passivation process tanks are 24 x 18 x 20 inches.
CRS Aerospace achieved NADCAP certification in its areas of core competency. NADCAP, short for National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program, is a program originally conceived by the Department of Defense to ensure consistent aerospace manufacturing process and quality. Accreditation is virtually required today by all aerospace OEMs and major suppliers.
ChemResearch Sonora was established in 2003 in Empalme, Mexico as an extension of the Phoenix-based firm, which had been working in the aerospace manufacturing business for almost 50 years. ChemResearch was purchased in October, 2007 by CRS Aerospace and new management with significant machining experience took over and is now developing relationships with Mexico-based aerospace companies.
The company’s primary objective is to become a premier offshore, low-cost and full service supplier in the aerospace industry. Its management has significant experience in all phases of aerospace manufacturing, including fabrication, assembly, machining and complex special processes. The firm offers full logistics and transportation services, including rapid shipments to the U.S. via the shelter, ILS/Offshore and to destinations throughout Mexico.