APPH Limited (Héroux-Devtek, UK) can trace its roots in the Liverpool area back to 1920. Originally based in Speke, the business relocated to Manor Park, Runcorn in the mid 1990’s.

Having previously grown by acquisition in the UK, the business also comprises a precision machining facility in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.

Acquired by Héroux-Devtek in 2014, the UK business is now proudly part of the third largest designer and manufacturer of landing gear systems in the World.

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Our Vision

HD UK aims to grow as an industry leader by exceeding customer expectations through the dedication and commitment of its people.

Our Mission

HD UK is constantly optimising its precision manufacturing and design engineering capabilities to produce highly reliable products and related services for its customers in the global aerospace and defence sector.

HD UK encompasses an ever-growing role in the aerospace and defence marketplace, together with the achievement of an increasingly diverse revenue base. The globalisation of the Corporation’s activities and widening of its client pool proceed hand-in-hand with capturing opportunities in its markets, cultivating a rewarding workplace that attracts the very finest professionals, and most especially by emphasizing R&D and innovation.

Our Values

At HD UK we believe in providing employees with a strong entrepreneurial culture that will guide them towards our common goals. Our culture is defined by four fundamental values, which we call the 4Rs.


in the quality of individual relations with customers, colleagues, suppliers and the Corporation.


for quality delivered to our customers, fairness in dealings with each other and continuous process improvements.


obtained for employee achievements, from colleagues, customers, and the Corporation.


or the ability of employees to demonstrate flexibility, openness, and ingenuity with customers and among themselves, and tenacity in the joint pursuit of our customers’, employees’ and company’s successes.

Our History


Company founded began manufacturing of aerospace components


Manufactured the Apollo lunar module landing gear


Won the US Air Force Repair contract


Management buy out
& initial public offering


Strategic planning
Focus on engineering development programs


Acquired APPH (UK and Wichita, KS)


Delivery of first production
shipset of Boeing 777 contract


Acquisitions of Beaver and CESA


CESA signs a multi-year actuation contract with Boeing


Delivery of first production
shipset of Boeing F18 and contract extended to F15


Selected in the Boeing Premier Bidder Program