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Manufacturer of aircraft seats

Company overview

Acro Aircraft Seating designs and manufactures economy airline seats for the low-cost carrier market. Its range includes both fixed and reclining seats, as well as premium economy seats.

During BGF’s investment, the business increased sales by around 20%, launched two new series of economy seats and won a contract with Airbus, extending its reach to newly built aircraft. Acro received the Queen’s Award for International Trade in 2015.

In 2017, Acro was acquired by Zhejiang Science and Technology Investment Company to help to accelerate Acro’s access to the Chinese market.


We have very much enjoyed working with BGF since their investment. They have been a supportive partner and helped us to scale up our team and infrastructure, placing us in a strong position for future growth.

Chris Brady, CEO

Company information

Head office
  • Crawley
  • Chris Brady
  • Bob Davies
BGF office
BGF team
Investment date
  • Nov 2015 - Sep 2017
Total BGF investment
  • £7.8 million