Company Directory / Acro Aircraft Seating Limited

Business Description

"Since 2007, Acro has focused on staying true to its vision to be more than just another manufacturing business: we set out to turn passenger airline seating on its head. We have established an award-winning brand, with a reputation as one of the world’s leading innovators in aircraft seating design and manufacturing. We make over 3,000 seats a month for more than 20 global clients; winning numerous prestigious design awards. Being ranked in The Sunday Times SME Export Track 100, The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 and receiving the Queen’s Award for international trade.

12th December 2016
Acro have been placed at No 7 in the 20th anniversary edition of the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100. The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table ranks Britain's 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales over their latest three years. It is compiled by Fast Track.

What’s in a seat?

Everything: your investment, your profitability, your brand experience, your reputation, but most importantly your customer – the passenger.

Designing and manufacturing seats for today’s discerning airline passengers is an exercise in balancing two important considerations: cabin economics and passenger experience. Which is why everything we do starts with the passenger; the individual. A biomechanical being that has evolved to move around and adapt, not sit still. And, also one that we know increasingly has a choice and a ‘voice’.

Each Acro design is rooted in our philosophy that seats can’t be comfortable, only passengers can and that comfort is found in the spaces between the seats.

Extraspatial design is a way of exploring and designing to maximise the opportunities that the micro spaces within traditional seating can provide, but are often overlooked. By looking at the ‘space within the space’ our approach optimises hidden dimensions, in a way that creates extraordinary differences to passenger experience.

We set out to challenge the status quo, inspired by 20th Century furniture design icons like Charles & Ray Eames and Mies van der Rohe who showed us that “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”, where everything is present and nothing is omitted.

An Acro seat is created from wisdom, passion, commitment and an unswerving belief in a simple truth: no matter what traditional engineers and product designers might tell you, you can’t ‘make’ space, or ‘save’ it. You can only use it.

Acro – we are spatialists."

Registered Address

Acro Aircraft Seating Ltd Old Brighton Road
Lowfield Heath
Crawley
RH11 0PR

Contact Details

Key Data

Sector
2713 Aerospace
Company Number
05859680
Type
Private Limited Company
Company Age
12 years
Incorporated
June 27, 2006
Status
Active
Nature of Business
30300 - Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery
Year End
December 31
Accounts Due
September 30, 2019
Latest Accounts
December 31, 2017

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