Aerospace company Ferra Engineering prepares for landing in Grove
Boeing selected Ferra to build wing kits that triple the effective range of the Joint Direct Attack Munition Extended Range (JDAM ER). Photo courtesy of Boeing
Australian aerospace company Ferra Engineering will open a new location Grove and hire 20 new employees. The company expects further growth and expansion opportunities, according to a press release from the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.
“Ferra chose to expand to Oklahoma because its central location enables us to easily provide service to our customer base on both coasts and international markets,” said Ferra Engineering CEO Mark Sherrer. “Oklahoma’s competitive cost structure, business-friendly environment and strong, existing aerospace supply chain made it a natural choice.”
Ferra is an engineering company that specializes in the custom design, manufacturing, assembly and test of aerospace structures and sub-systems. It also produces medical devices for the health care industry, as well as components for renewable energy systems.
The company also serves the international market, with more than 70 percent of its business being attributed to exports. Founded in 1992, Ferra is now one of the largest independently owned Australian manufacturers servicing the aerospace and defense industries in the world.