Meggitt’s Artus facility designs and manufactures a complete range of electrical motion and power solutions.
From electromechanical actuators and position sensors, to power converters and fully integrated servo systems, we provide solutions customised to meet your specific requirements.
More electric aircraft demand more power and more sophisticated electronics. Our engineers specialise in finding innovative solutions for your electrical power network. Talk to us about your main propulsion system, utilities or electric power generation, conversion and storage.
Since 1948, we have specialised in motors, power electronics and sensors for extreme environments. For example, we supply lightweight titanium actuators for naval helicopter blade folding systems — as well as working under severe vibration these electrical products also have to withstand extreme temperature cycles and salt corrosion.
Our customers trust us to provide:
Artus SAS became part of Meggitt in 2011 and is now part of our Power & Motion business alongside other industry pioneers — Securaplane, OECO , TFE Electronics & Meggitt Vietnam. For more details, see our timeline.
Artus is part of MSS, one of the world’s leading providers of high performance sensing, monitoring, power and motion systems. The division’s capabilities include power generation and conversion; air data systems and flight displays; ignition systems; motion and position sensors; as well as sensing and machinery monitoring.
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Meggitt PLC is an international group operating in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for its specialised extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in aerospace, defence and energy. We employ approximately 11,000 people at over 40 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.
It consists of five operating divisions:
By cooperating both within and across divisions, we can provide a comprehensive portfolio of products and solutions for any new programme.
To discuss how our solutions can work for you, please contact us.
Artus founded in 1948 by Artur Schiffermuller for the manufacture of specialised high performance electrical motors. Used in the aerospace and medical industries.
The head office was in Paris with the workshops in the suburbs employing ten people.
Became a limited company in 1950.
The company expanded and moved the motor workshops to Avrillé (West of France). This subsidiary was called Sutra.
The other Artus subsidiary, called Rusta, continued to have a mechanics department in the suburbs of Paris.
ARTUS became a subsidiary of the American group, Kollmorgen Corporation. The principal products were motors and drives, electro-optics and instrumentation. (1970)
All activities moved to Avrillé. (1971)
Artus acquired Cryla in Besancon (France) — specialists in micromechanical solutions for the medical industry. (1978)
Created a specific R&D department. This was in response to the demand for complex aeronautical equipment. (1980)
Acquired the electro-mechanical components division of Thomson.
Sensors and resolvers are added to the product range. (1988)
Name changed to Kollmorgen ARTUS. (1993)
Achieved ISO9001 certification. (1996)
New manufacturing facility set up in Vietnam. (1997) Now, this is the low cost manufacturing centre for Meggitt Sensing Systems.
Taken over by the Danaher Group. Artus SAS became part of the Pacific Scientific Safety and Aviation Group. (2000)
Acquired the LVDT sensors business from Snecma Propulsion Solide. (2002)
Acquired Aéronautique Systèmes BIP — this reinforces the leadership position in electrical power conversion. (2003)
Acquired TFE — power conversion, motor drives and harmonic filters are added to the product range. (2005)
TFE merged with BIP to create TFE Electronics. (2006)
Expanded the Meggitt Vietnam manufacturing facility to 7900 m2. (2009)
Artus and TFE Electronics acquired by Meggitt. (2011)
Became part of the Meggitt Sensing Systems division. (2014)
Started their journey on the Meggitt Production System — a group-wide business system based on Lean methodology. (2013)