MSC will become a strategic partner providing tooling and industrial consumables to Gardner Aerospace, helping it achieve its procurement objectives by delivering a full spectrum of services including engineering support, product sourcing and market-leading inventory management solutions.

Gardner Aerospace will also benefit from the unrivalled expertise of MSC’s application engineering team which will analyse manufacturing processes in order to devise and implement the most profitable and efficient production strategies, while maintaining a strong focus on machinery uptime and longevity.

The five-year contract covers Gardner Aerospace’s manufacturing operations in the UK, Poland and India.

Dave Darby, managing director of MSC, said: “We partner with our customers and help them drive down costs and get to market faster and more efficiently by analysing and simplifying their manufacturing processes.

“MSC is different because we focus on providing engineering support to help customers identify and improve their manufacturing output to drive greater profitability.

“Being appointed by Gardner Aerospace is testament to our engineering and customer service credentials. We strongly believe that the experience that our customers receive is unique in the marketplace. Our customers are at the core of everything we do at MSC and every one of our employees is dedicated to providing the best service possible. We are very proud to have been awarded the contract and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership.”

Breeze Chirayath, group commodity manager at Gardner Aerospace, said: “Throughout the tender process, what set MSC apart from the competition is the steadfast commitment to helping Gardner Aerospace achieve its growth and procurement goals.

“This commitment, and our confidence in MSC’s engineering capabilities to help us identify and implement cost down strategies and its expertise in market-leading inventory management solutions, means we are looking forward to a long and successful partnership.”

MSC continues to experience significant growth and is being recognised more and more for its ability to provide a complete solution to UK manufacturing businesses.

MSC transforms the way its customers operate by helping them realise cost savings and become more efficient, enabling them to grow and become more profitable. Customers benefit from world-class customer service, an unrivalled product range from industry-leading brands, expert technical support, cost-saving solutions and next-day delivery as standard.

MSC works with a number of high-profile businesses from the aerospace, automotive and precision engineering sectors, including JW Kane, Arrowsmith and Bromford Industries.