GGB Germany Facility Earns EN 9100 Aerospace Certification

February 11, 2020


GGB Tribological solutions for Aerospace Applications

Joins North America and Asia as third continent and facility to receive specification, enabling GGB to supply directly to major global OEMs and manufacturers


  • GGB’s Heilbronn facility earned a coveted EN 9100 aerospace certification (equivalent to AS9100D and JISQ 9100) from TÜV Rheinland.
  • This is the third facility on three different continents certified for GGB.
  • The certification allows GGB to supply direct to global manufacturers and OEMs, while continuing to offer specialized tribological solutions.


GGB, an industry leader and innovator in tribology and surface engineering technologies, has announced that its Heilbronn, Germany facility has earned the EN 9100 certification from TÜV Rheinland. GGB now has three certified facilities on three continents, with Europe joining North America and Asia. This certification allows GGB to supply products directly to major global manufacturers and OEMs.


The EN 9100 / AS9100D certification is the aerospace quality management system that serves as a standard for the aerospace industry. For more than 50 years, GGB has engineered bearings and other tribological solutions for a variety of applications in the industry. Lightweight, maintenance-free bearings are used on landing gear, flight controls and engines, to passenger seating and a wide variety of made-to-measure applications for the Aerospace industry.


We feel continued validation in our efforts with our latest certification,” said Patrick Blank, GGB quality manager in Heilbronn. ”We work hard each day to provide the best solutions for demanding applications like the aerospace industry.”


GGB earned the certification by TÜV Rheinland.


This will strengthen our presence in Europe as we work with some of the best and largest aerospace companies in the world,” said Heitor Sarro, GGB European aerospace leader. “Our excellent products and unmatched specialized engineering will help us continue to offer excellent solutions for the industry.”


About GGB

GGB helps create a world of motion with minimal frictional loss through plain bearing and surface engineering technologies. With R&D, testing and production facilities in the United States, Germany, France, Brazil, Slovakia and China, GGB partners with customers worldwide on customized tribological design solutions that are efficient and environmentally sustainable. GGB’s engineers bring their expertise and passion for tribology to a wide range of industries, including automotive, aerospace and industrial manufacturing. To learn more about GGB’s surface engineering for reliable tribology, visit


GGB is an EnPro Industries company (NYSE: NPO).



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