ADS Toulouse: tier 1 members

ALA France

ALA France has more than 40 years of experience in the supply of fasteners, fittings, seals, bearings, machined parts and sub-assemblies for the aircraft and defence industry.
ALA France is an international company focusing on supply chain management providing ‘on demand’, direct line feed, vendor management and distribution services. ALA France’s ability to efficiently organise the supply of parts from multiple sources means it is project managing a supply chain of substantial combined resource.



Gardner Group Limited delivers machining and fabrication solutions with a single source and with the skills to deliver on time and a substantially reduced cost. Gardner’s core competences are: sheet metal forming, precision machining, metal treatments, assemblies and spares, repairs and development.

GKN Aerospace


GKN Aerospace is the aerospace operation of GKN plc serving a global customer base and operating in North America, the Asia Pacific and Europe. With sales of GBP 1.8bn, the business is focused around three major product areas – aerostructures, propulsion systems and transparencies, plus a number of specialist products – electro-thermal ice protection, fuel and floatation systems and bullet resistant glass. The business is equally split along military and civil lines with significant participation on all major aircraft programmes today. GKN Aerospace is a major supplier of complex composite structures; offers one of the most comprehensive capabilities in high performance metallic processing and is the world leading supplier of cockpit transparencies and passenger cabin windows.