US bearings and component supplier RBC Bearings has acquired OEM and MRO provider Sargent Aerospace & Defense for $500m.
Sargent, which is headquartered in Arizona, manufactures and services components for landing gear and airframes including: hydraulic valves and actuators; bearings; fasteners; seal rings; and alignment joints.
The firm operates two facilities dedicated to aftermarket services in Miami and Indiana and offers inventory management and parts pooling, as well as component repair.
In total Sargent generates annual sales of $195m. Bearings manufacturer RBC has its headquarters in Connecticut and has 25 production facilities in five countries.