WICHITA, KANSAS, APRIL 30, 2020 – Valence Surface Technologies, the largest independent provider of aerospace product finishing services, has received the following Collins/UTAS Landing System approvals at it’s Wichita facility (formerly known as Chrome Plus International).

Etch (Pre-penetrant and Temper / Nital)
NDT (Penetrant and Magnetic Particle Inspection)
Conversion coating (Aluminum)
Anodize (Type I, IB, II and III)
Passivation
Plating (Cadmium, Chrome and Electroless Nickel)
Stress relieve bake
Shot Peen
Paint and spray coatings

Collins/UTAS is the landing gear design authority for many critical aerospace and defense OEMs such as Airbus, Boeing, Gulfstream, and Lockheed Martin. With these new approvals in Wichita, Valence continues to expand its offerings to its landing gear customers with a single-source solution in mind.

Teresa Brown, Sales Account Manager, stated, “Obtaining these important Collins approvals strengthens Valence Wichita’s capabilities in the landing gear systems market. We look forward to supporting Collins with direct special processing services as well as through their sub-tier supplier networks.”

Valence Wichita, founded in 1991 as Chrome Plus International, is considered a world leader in aerospace finishing and is valued by its global customers due to its industry-leading capabilities and approvals covering the global aerospace market. In addition to a wide variety of surface finishing services, Valence Wichita offers vendor managed inventory (VMI), supply chain management, chrome coating deposition, differential deposition, mismatched or worn surface repair, CNC cylindrical grinding, centerless grinding infeed, and thru feed and vertical horizontal honing.

Valence Surface Technologies – Wichita
3939 W. 29th St. South
Wichita, KS 67217
Phone: 316.944.3600
Email: quotes.wichita@ValenceST.com

About Valence Surface Technologies
Valence Surface Technologies is the world’s largest independent provider of Aerospace product finishing services. With 12 locations and over 3,600 unique industry approvals, Valence processes more than 1 million parts per month. In addition to being Nadcap accredited, all Valence sites provide specialized metal processing and finishing services to a diversified set of fast-growing commercial aerospace, defense, and space/satellite markets. Valence partners with its customers to deliver best-in-class quality, turn times, and full-service supply chain solutions.