Albany International Today
Headquartered in Rochester, New Hampshire, as of January 1, 2011, the Company has
been transformed into a global advanced textiles and materials
processing company with two core businesses.
Clothing (MC) segment, the Company's legacy core business, is the world's leading producer of custom-designed
fabrics and belts essential to production in the paper, nonwovens, and
other process industries, with a market share of approximately 30 percent.
MC is headquartered in Neuhausen, Switzerland, with plants and sales offices in the United States, China, Brazil, England, South Korea, Canada, Sweden, France, Mexico, Italy, Australia, Japan, and Singapore. R&D activities are conducted in the United States at our Kaukauna, Wisconsin facility and in Halmstad, Sweden.
Albany Engineered Composites (AEC) is a rapidly
growing supplier of highly engineered composite parts for the aerospace
industry that evolved from the 1998 acquisition of Techniweave in Rochester, New Hampshire, which then merged with Texas Composites, purchased in 2006.
AEC is the sole-source provider of 3D woven RTM fan blades and fan cases for the CFM* LEAP engine that powers the Airbus A320neo, the Boeing 737 MAX and the COMAC C919; manufacturing of these products takes place at facilities in Rochester, New Hampshire, Commercy, France, and Queretaro, Mexico where AEC production facilities are co-located with our partner Safran.
Among other programs, the business also supplies Rolls-Royce with composite components for the LiftFan on the Joint Strike Fighter and for the BR725, the engine that powers the Gulfstream 65.
In 2013, AEC opened a 45,000-square-foot Research & Technology Center for technology development and rapid prototyping in Rochester.
On April 8, 2016, Albany acquired the aerostructures composites business of Harris Corporation, with two locations in Salt Lake City, Utah. The transaction, subsequent new program wins and the growing production of LEAP components grew segment sales from $101 million in 2015 to more than $330 million in 2020.
Today, AEC manufactures composite components for a variety of commercial, military and civil aircraft including the CFM LEAP engine, Lockheed F-35, Sikorsky CH-53K and Boeing 787 airliner. The AEC Research & Technology Center continues to advance the state-of-the-art of the company’s technologies, including its unique and proprietary 3D woven composite technology. It works closely with customers to demonstrate the application of this unique technology with the goal of proliferating the use of 3D composites across the most structurally demanding aerospace applications.