With aviation and aerospace proving to be a growing and influential industry in the Baldwin County region, we’ve seen an influx of global aerospace companies and corresponding economic growth. Major companies like Airbus, UTC Aerospace Systems, B/E Aerospace Consumables Management and Hutchinson Aerospace have all recognized the various reasons why the Mobile-Baldwin region is conducive to aerospace advancement. This week, we’re spotlighting one such company that has called Baldwin County home for almost a decade—Segers Aero Corporation.
Segers Aero Corporation is part of the Segers Group, an independently owned global group of companies that has been supporting civilian and military operators for more than 30 years. In 2008, Segers Aero Corporation relocated from Miami to Baldwin County in order to better position the company for future growth. Segers is a Rolls-Royce Authorized Maintenance Center (AMC) as well as a Lockheed Martin Service Center, providing maintenance for multiple products including the Rolls-Royce Allison T56/501 Engine Series and Lockheed Martin QEC, the Hamilton Sundstrand 54H60 Propeller, T56/501D Accessories and the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A and PT6T Engines.
Segers clients worldwide are supported through a linked network of facilities in the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Singapore, Gibraltar and South Africa. In addition, Segers holds FAA, EASA and various other specific country approvals and quality awards. Training, consultancy services, spare parts supply, and logistics management and warehousing are additionally supported through these integrated international offices.
According to Christo Kok, president and CEO of Segers in Fairhope, “[Since 2013], Segers’ business has grown by more than 50 percent, primarily due to Segers becoming an AMC for Rolls-Royce on the T56 / 501 series engines and a Lockheed Martin QEC Service Center which opened new markets and opportunities for the business.” Kok noted that the Hamilton Sundstrand propeller product line was introduced shortly after the move to Alabama. “Segers is rapidly becoming a recognized and preferred supplier for many markets,” he said.
When the company decided to relocate to Baldwin county, the growth strategy and opportunities identified for the business required a location that was conducive to growth, as well as strong support from the local community and leaders with the ability to attract and hire experienced, well-trained employees.
“Baldwin County was a great fit for the business and supported us through the move from Miami, the growth in our business and is helping us in expanding our horizons,” Kok said.
The company currently employs more than 150 people, with 115 employees in Baldwin County. In addition, 22 percent of the Segers’ employees are veterans.
One of the top aerospace employers in Baldwin County, Segers participates in various local initiatives including the new aviation school at the Fairhope airport, the annual Worlds of Opportunity event, and student art competitions, just to name a few.
For more information about Segers Aero Corporation and other aerospace companies in the Mobile-Baldwin region, download our free Baldwin County Aerospace Fact Book.