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IMP Aerospace & Defence
www.impaerospace.com / Headquarters: Halifax, Nova Scotia / Carl Kumpic, VP of international
marketing: "We're being recognized as a major player in Canada and we're seeing awards from our clients."

imp aerospace & defence serves a
broad range of clients, including
the canadian department of
national defence.

A Broad Reach

imp aerospace & defence has grown to serve a
top-tier client base. by alan dorich
When the Canadian Department
of National Defence (DND) needs
aircraft maintenance, it turns to IMP
Aerospace & Defence. "We're the
largest military aircraft maintenance
organization in Canada providing
in-service support on seven aircraft
fleets for our Royal Canadian Air
Force," Vice President of International Marketing Carl Kumpic says.
Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, IMP
Aerospace & Defence is a business
unit of IMP Group International Inc.,
which provides services to multiple
sectors, including aerospace and defense, aviation, airlines, healthcare,
information technology, hospitality
and property management. Executive
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Chairman Kenneth C. Rowe started
the company in 1967 as Industrial Marine Products (IMP) Ltd.
The company began as a modest
operation that distributed products
for the commercial marine industry.
Over time, IMP Group grew through
acquisitions and today employs over
4,400 employees. Its IMP Aerospace
& Defence business unit has several
operations of its own, Kumpic notes.
These include IMP Aerospace,
which offers engineering and maintenance support to the DND and other
international customers for fixed and
rotary wing aircraft. Its IMP Aerostructures division manufactures and
integrates structural assemblies and

International

components for clients such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin Corp., Bombardier and Bell Helicopter.
Its IMP Electronic Systems division designs, manufactures and repairs wire harnesses and electrical
components. Both Aerostructures
and Electronic Systems represent
"our core manufacturing divisions,"
Kumpic says.
IMP Aerospace & Defence also
has Cascade Aerospace, which offers
depot-level engineering and maintenance support to DND and international military and commercial
customers; and Canadian SAR Helicopter, which supports Canada's CH149 Cormorant search-and-rescue
helicopters. Its IMP Naval & Land
Services division offers comprehensive Integrated Logistics Support, engineering, hardware manufacturing
and supply chain management.
Kumpic credits IMP Group's success to its diversity. "Within the aerospace and defense sector, we have a
number of skills we can draw upon,
including manufacturing services and
technical services," he says.
Its diversity also is reflected in its
client base. In addition to its work for
the DND, "We've done work for the
Royal Norwegian Air Force, the Spanish Navy and the Mexican Air Force,"
he says, noting that the company
wants to grow its business outside
of Canada. "As well, within our core
manufacturing divisions, we're taking
as much advantage as possible with
our current favorable exchange rate."

Streamlining Systems
IMP Aerostructures and IMP Electronic Systems have embraced lean
manufacturing concepts, Kumpic
says. "We use these processes to ensure our high quality is maintained
and that we remain cost competitive,"


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