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Acro Aircraft Seating Growth Accelerates with BGF investment

An important step on the next growth phase of Acro Aircraft Seating has now taken place. Acro, one of the fastest growing aircraft seating companies in the world, has received a £7.75m growth capital investment from BGF (Business Growth Fund).

Acro has grown rapidly as major player in the global aircraft seating market; in 2015 Acro delivered more than 25,000 seats including more than 120 aircraft in North America alone flying for Spirit, Frontier, Hawaiian and Allegiant.

Acro believes that aircraft seats should be considered as furniture first and aircraft equipment second and puts passenger comfort at the heart of its designs. Its entirely new economy seat ‘Series 6’, provides more legroom and in addition is 15% lighter than current generation seats. It also offers a more sophisticated appearance and it is available in both fixed back and reclining versions.

Acro’s new Premium Economy seat, ‘Series 7’, is inspired by the best of 20th century furniture design. It can be offered as Business/First Class on Narrow-body aircraft and as a Premium Economy Class seat on Wide-body installations. The new Series 7 also embodies all of Acro’s characteristics of comfort, robustness, maintainability and light weight in a supremely elegant and refined design.

BGF’s capital will be used to accelerate Acro’s product developments, with a long range economy seat ‘Series 8’ now included in Acro’s plans. The BGF investment is just the first step on Acro’s next growth phase and there will be more to come in 2016.

- Chris Brady, Chief Executive Officer, commented:

“We’ve worked hard to grow Acro and by investing every scrap we’ve made in our staff, products and infrastructure we have managed to double the size of the business every year for the past four years, but we still have ambitious plans. Our partnership with BGF will allow us to bring those plans to life, which is hugely exciting.”