Aerospace Composites Malaysia Sdn Bhd. (ACM), supplier of composite products and subassemblies to the global aerospace industry, is a strategic alliance between U.S. joint venture partners The Boeing Company and Hexcel Corporation.
ACM manufactures and is “sole” supplier of high-quality primary and secondary aerospace, structure composite bond assemblies and sub-assemblies for Boeing commercial aircraft such as aileron skins, spoilers and spars, flat panels, leading edges, trailing edges and various miscellaneous components. During peak period, we produced at a rate exceeding 13,000 parts per month from all our programs
Established in 1998, the joint venture is based in Bukit Kayu Hitam, Kedah, Malaysia. The USD $32 million ACM plant was officially opened by Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad in September 2002.
ACM sits on one point three million square feet of land, of which close to 400 thousand square feet are still undeveloped. The total factory space of ACM is 450 thousand square feet whereby 287 thousand square feet is the manufacturing build up.
ACM has an established manufacturing processes for our products, Quality Management System to ensure the highest quality is uphold throughout the facility, and we utilizes ERP systems for material planning, capacity planning, finance transactions and document & order release.
ACM is situated in the industrial area of Bukit Kayu Hitam, a mere five minutes away from Malaysia-Thailand border. We are accessible through the North-South highway and we are two hours away from the Penang port, the main shipping method of our products. We are 40 minutes away from Alor Setar airport, where customers and guests are able to reach us after a one hour flight from Kuala Lumpur. We are also situated within thirty minutes from seven different universities and technical learning institutions, all of which we have a working partnership and collaboration with.
Environment, Health & Safety
Aerospace Composites Malaysia (ACM) declares that our employees are the most valuable assets, therefore we are fully committed to protect them by establishing a safe and healthy work environment and to ensure that our activities do not cause any adverse effect to the environment.
In upholding this standard, ACM requests full co-operation and commitment of all its employees, contractors, visitors and business partners to contribute and participate in all of the Environment, Health and Safety related activities.
ACM maintains the perfect compliance record to all audits conducted by Department of Environment, Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) every year. This is our commitment towards preservation of air, land and water in an around our facilities.
We are a firm believer in recycling as evidenced by the recycling bins in our facility for employees usage. All our discarded materials are being sent to recycling facility on monthly basis and the funds collected from the recycled materials are being used to support our corporate responsibility initiatives.
In 2022 we introduced ACM Sustainability to be the tagline for all of our environmental-friendly initiative.
Sustainability is a business approach to creating long-term value by taking into consideration how a given organization operates in the ecological, social, and economic environments. Sustainability is built on the assumption that developing such strategies fosters company longevity. (source: imd.org)
As the expectations on corporate responsibility increase, and as transparency becomes more prevalent, companies are recognizing the need to act on sustainability. ACM has put various recycling effort in place to support the sustainability initiatives.
Our initiatives includes:
No plastic bag on Monday
Solar energy system
Recycling (production/ non-production)
Employees health is our company's priority. During this COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken measures to ensure our employees adhere to physical distancing and personal hygiene. The company had prepared a comprehensive COVID-19 guidelines to ensure all aspects of protective measures are implemented. Each employees had also received 3-ply masks, hand sanitizers and four fabric masks for their personal protection. This is the commitment the company made towards employees' health.
As of August 2023,
we have worked for
18.5 million man hours
with two Lost Time Injuries
Aerospace industry customers expect and demand that quality systems employed by manufacturers assure that products are safe and reliable, perform as intended and operate normally when maintained in accordance with industry standards and customer requirements.
World-Class Quality Management System (QMS)
Industry Certification :
✈ Quality Management System AS9100D
Boeing Certifications & Approvals :
✈ Quality Management System per D6-82479
✈ Fabrication specifications BAC 5317 -1, -2, -3, -4 and -5
✈ Fabrication specification BAC 5578
✈ Non-destructive testing (NDT) specification BAC 5980
✈ Autoclaves qualified to D6-49327
✈ Ovens qualified to BAC 5621
✈ Approved supplier for Special Processes per D1-4426
✈ Qualified per D6-51991 Quality Assurance Standard for Digital Product Definition (DPD)
Nadcap Accreditations :
✈ Non-Destructive Testing per AC7114
✈ Composites per AC7118
First Achiever :
✈ First company in South East Asia to achieve AS9100D (2017)
✈ First company in Asia to achieve AC7130 (2016) Nadcap M&I
Zero Findings - Customer & Regulatory Audits :
✈ AS9100 (2013, 2015 & 2016,2020,2021, 2023)
✈ Boeing (2013-2017, 2021)
✈ Hexcel (2013 - 2014,2020)
✈ FAA (2013)
✈ BAA (2015)
✈ Nadcap NDT (2013 – 2022)
✈ Nadcap M&I (2017)
✈ GKN Aerospace India "Strategic Supplier Rating" (2019)
✈ SACS Aerospace Germany (2023)
Nadcap 24-Month MERIT :
✈ AC7114 (2013, 2015, 2017,2019, 2022)
✈ AC7118 (2016, 2018, 2022)
Nadcap 18-Month MERIT :
✈ AC7118 (2013,2014, 2020)
Quality is……“Our Legacy and our Future”