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 Hexcel and Boeing.
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.
In 2005, ACM became the world’s sole producer of aileron composites for the Next-Generation 737 commercial jetliner. Before producing ailerons, ACM was the sole producer and distributor of the fixed trailing-edge composite and fixed leading-edge composite for the Boeing 737, 747, 757, 767 and 777 commercial airplane models.
In 2008, Boeing selected ACM to provide the elevator and rudder machined honeycomb core for the 777.
In November 2013, ACM celebrated a 40 percent expansion to support increased production by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. The USD 17 million investment allows ACM to continue expanding production of composite flight surfaces for all Boeing airplane programs, including the 787 Dreamliner.
IIn 2017, ACM commenced with new 777X work, including composite fixed trailing edge panels and empennage panels. In 18 months up to December 2018, ACM has successfully onboarded 10 new programmes. Currently, ACM have close to 40 sustaining and developmental programmes in our books. In May of 2019, ACM was recognized as having a Global Industrial Champion in safety performance, achieving 6 years of no lost time due to injuries and in September the same year ACM was a recipient for Boeing’s Chairman Quality Award in the customer excellence category
Ahmad Shahabudin Jaafar
Engineering & Operations
Sales & Program Management
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.