April IMDEXTopcast, the world-leading aircraft parts distributor and MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul) service provider, entered into an extension of its distribution agreement with Aviation Devices & Electronic Components, LLC (Av-DEC), the innovative aircraft anti-corrosion solution provider, to expand the scope of exclusive distribution.

Under the new agreement, Topcast distributes all corrosion-prevention products of Av-DEC to customers in the Asia-Pacific region, including commercial flight and military aircraft operators (excluding China, Hong Kong, and Macau for commercial aircraft, and Australia and New Zealand for military aircraft.)

In September 2022, Topcast and Av-DEC signed an exclusive distribution agreement and began an extensive partnership servicing commercial aircraft operators in South-East Asia. Due to the immediate success of the partnership, Topcast and Av-DEC have extended the relationship to include Military customers and applications, meaning Topcast is now the sole, exclusive distributor serving Av-DEC customers in the Asia-Pacific region (excluding China, Hong Kong, and Macau for commercial aircraft, and Australia and New Zealand for military aircraft).

Higher temperatures and humidity increase the rate of cost-incurring aircraft corrosion problems. With the application of Av-DEC products, such as HI-TAK gaskets, injectable and sprayable sealants, and HI-TAK polyurethane rolled sealants (PRS), the corrosion rate on aircraft that mainly fly in South-East Asia will be significantly reduced and commercial flight operators can save a considerable repair cost. Topcast and Av-DEC intend to introduce these advanced anti-corrosion products to Asian operators with the aim to replicate the immediate success and reduced maintenance requirements seen by comparable American operators.

Orson Lo, Chief Operating Officer of Topcast, was delighted to see the strengthened partnership, “Av-DEC offers a set of comprehensive and effective anti-corrosion solutions, and Topcast offers a robust sales network and timely support to the aviation and military industry at large. With this extended partnership, I believe the business synergy will break through geographical boundaries and drive the development of both companies much further, and I am sure that customers in Asia-Pacific, including the military aircraft operators, will be benefited from our exceptional products and services.”

Dave Schmidt, Head of Military Sales of Av-DEC, was looking forward to the new height of the collaboration, “Having gone through the past few months together, Topcast and Av-DEC have successfully cultivated the market in South-East Asia. The synergies in offering commercial and military customers a one-stop shop in the form of our partner, Topcast, will bring our outstanding corrosion-prevention solutions to more customers in the Asia-Pacific countries.”

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