August 22 2022  |  Lighting

Heads Up Technologies acquires STG Aerospace

By PAX Magazine Staff

Cabin lighting products from STG Aerospace

Heads Up Technologies, a manufacturer of lighting systems, cabin management systems, and flight deck safety products, announced recently that it has acquired STG Aerospace, a manufacturer of proprietary aircraft cabin lighting products based in Cwmbran, UK and Miami.

Established in the UK in 1995, STG Aerospace designed the first photoluminescent emergency guidance systems for aircraft, and in 2011 pioneered the LED mood lighting system, liTeMood®. Today the company is well known in the commercial aviation market for its photoluminescent floor path marketing system, Saf-T-Glo®.

“We are thrilled to welcome the STG Aerospace team to Heads Up Technologies to leverage our collective lighting solutions to meet critical OEM and operator needs across the entire aviation market,” shared Robert Harshaw, President and CEO, Heads Up Technologies in a release from the company. “STG Aerospace’s concept-to-certification capability and extensive intellectual property are excellent complements to Heads Up Technologies’ portfolio of lighting innovations.”

“Designing high-quality emergency and cabin lighting components and systems that utilize our deep expertise and proprietary technology to create innovative solutions is our goal. Combining the expertise and products of both Heads Up Technologies and STG Aerospace makes an exciting solution set,” said Grant Bennett, CEO, STG Aerospace.

This is the first acquisition by Heads Up Technologies since partnering with JLL Partners, a private equity business in 2019.

“Under the new ownership, STG will continue to operate with a high level of autonomy, building on its strong brand and highly skilled team. STG will continue to deliver exceptional value to airlines and OEMs around the world,” adds STG Aerospace CEO Grant Bennett. “Designing high-quality emergency and cabin lighting systems that utilize our deep expertise and proprietary technology to create innovative solutions, is our goal. Combining the expertise and products of both Heads Up Technologies and STG Aerospace makes an exciting solution set.”

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