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Paolo Astori The Firm

Paolo Astori has been active within the aerospace industry since 1942 producing self-locking nuts, nut plates, barrel nuts, shank nuts, spline nuts, clip nuts as well as a range of washers, shims and collars.

Headquartered near Milan, Italy, the company continues to be an innovator in the area of total fastening solutions..

Paolo Astori is now able to manufacture over 12,000 part numbers in its state of the art production facilities encompassing over 325,000 square ft.

The company remains family owned and completely independent allowing it to focus on its core business of providing knowledgeable advice to its customers and manufacture of the highest quality fastening solutions according to US and European standards & OEM proprietary drawings.

Today, Paolo Astori is ISO 9001, EN 9100 & NADCAP certified  for Heat Treatment, NDT and Chemical Processes and has gained approval from several leading Original Equipment Manufacturers, including

In Europe:

  • Agusta Westland
  • Airbus
  • Alenia
  • Bae System
  • Dassault
  • Eurocopter
  • Safran

In the Americas:

  • Bell Helicopter
  • Boeing
  • Boeing Philadelphia
  • Bombardier
  • Embraer
  • Gulfstream Aerospace Corp
  • Lockheed Martin & Spirit Aerosystems
  • US Government Qualified Suppliers List for Manufacturers (QSLM) for Class 3 Threaded Fasteners.

(For the latest information on approvals, please visit the News section of our website).

Continuous investment into new equipment, technologies and processes (over 30 million USD invested since 2012) combined with this vast experience allows Paolo Astori to meet and exceed the most exacting aerospace standards and expectations of our customers.

The systems and procedures that have been established allow for complete visibility and traceability from the initial purchase of the raw material through to final testing and dispatch. Along with the Certificate of Conformance, FAI packs and Qualification Test packs are also made readily available to provide maximum clarity and visibility for our customers.

At Paolo Astori, the entire manufacturing process is carried out “in house” in Italy without the need to subcontract any element of production.

This allows for:

  • Shorter Lead Times 
  • Commitment to Quality
  • Ability to control costs tightly..

the full benefit of which is passed on to our customers.