MSB Design, based in Montreal, is opening its first US office in Savannah, GA on January 1st, 2016 due to demand for their expertise in the US aviation market. MSB produces Crystal, China and Flatware inserts, Hi-Lo conference tables, and customized cabinet kits that are popular not only on VIP wide-body aircraft but also in commercial and business aviation.
Recently, MSB has experienced a increase in orders from customers for VIP wide-body aircraft completions of more than 100 pieces of the CCF inserts. This requires the design department to work closely with the OEM, or completion center’s team, to establish the exact requirements for each specific project. The technical team then creates the specifications for each insert, which can be used to securely store dinnerware, crystal, stemware, and other fragile objects during taxi, takeoff, flight and landing.
Shannon Gill, Business Development Director, MSB Design, will relocate to Savannah, from the company headquarters in Montreal, to run the strategic development of MSB Group. Supporting Gill will be a US-based sales team, as well as MSB personnel on site at customers in Kansas, California and Ohio.
“The bespoke nature of our products means we work very closely with the customer to provide exactly what they need. With many of our customers now originating in the USA it made sense for us to bring the business to the country, and commit a dedicated team to developing the potential. I’m really excited to be opening MSB’s first non-Canadian office and look forward to growing our customer base here in the USA,” says Gill. The MSB range of Hi-Lo tables is also proving popular in the USA with the most recent customer adding them as a line-fit option being Gulfstream, for its G500 and G600 models.
The latest Hi-Lo table, which is available in both manual and electric versions, will be showcased at the 2015 NBAA convention in Las Vegas to demonstrate its durable strength and functionality. The latest electric model also uses blue tooth technology enabling cabin attendants to modify its height from anywhere in the cabin. Luxurious china and crystal items will showcase the secure fit and stylish design of the Crystal, China, and Flatware insert range. MSB will also be presenting its latest tailor-made composite parts, which include iPhone charging stations and magazine racks. “As we work with a wider variety of completion centers and OEMs we are increasingly asked for one-off designs. With our experience, knowledge and capabilities we are well positioned to support these requests and look forward to meeting existing and new clients at the show,” concluded Gill.