MEIDOH acquires Pilgrim Aerospace Fasteners with plans to grow operations in Chandler, Arizona

Jan. 22, 2024
Group photo of MEIDOH and Chandler officials

CHANDLER, Ariz.  MEIDOH Co., Ltd., an international leader in the production of automotive fasteners, is pleased to announce it has acquired Pilgrim Screw Corporation d/b/a Pilgrim Aerospace Fasteners (“Pilgrim”).

Pilgrim is a leading manufacturer of screws, bolts, rivets, clevis pins, and other fasteners for the aerospace market with manufacturing operations located in Chandler, Arizona and a small office in Providence, Rhode Island. Pilgrim’s customers include some of the world’s biggest names in the aerospace industry.

MEIDOH, a third-generation company owned by the Hasegawa family, is the premier supplier of bolts to Toyota.  They have manufacturing plants in Japan, China, Indonesia, Thailand, and the United States with more than 2,000 employees worldwide.

“Pilgrim is a trusted supplier to the aerospace industry,” said Yasutaka Hasegawa, the President & CEO of MEIDOH. “This acquisition will allow us to diversify our business while furthering our mission of being the world’s number one fastener manufacturer.”

“MEDIOH is a recognized leader in our industry, and we felt they were the right partner, at the right time,” said Geoff Grove, President of Pilgrim Aerospace Fasteners. “With MEDIOH’s resources, Pilgrim will reach a new level of growth and success.”

Pilgrim established its Chandler operations in 1998. There are currently 50 employees at the 24,500-square-foot facility, located at 2875 W. Frye Road within the Price Corridor. The property includes land for future growth.

“Chandler is a thriving hub for manufacturers of all types and sizes,” said Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke. “Pilgrim has long been a key supplier within our regional economy, and we look forward to their continued growth in Chandler.”

Pilgrim was recently recognized as Arizona Small Manufacturer of the Year by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Manufacturers Council and will continue to be led by its existing leadership team.

“Pilgrim and the AZ MEP have been working together for nearly ten years and we are excited by this next step in the growth of the business,” said David Garafano, Senior Vice President of Manufacturing Programs and Executive Director, AZ MEP. “We welcome MEIDOH to Arizona and look forward to the continued success of the company. “

Meidoh Co. Ltd. develops, manufactures, and sells bolts, nuts, and related forging parts for automobile industry. Today, Meidoh has more than 2,000 employees worldwide with
revenues that exceed $1 billion. For more information, please visit Meidoh Co. Ltd.

AbouPilgrim Aerospace Fasteners
Pilgrim Aerospace Fasteners is a manufacturer of screws, bolts, and specialty fasteners. The company's products include goods based on stainless steel, stainless alloy, titanium, nickel alloy, aluminum, and brass, enabling customers to choose the desired product. Today, Pilgrim Aerospace Fasteners has 60 employees with manufacturing operations in Chandler, Arizona. For more information, please visit
Pilgrim Aerospace Fasteners.

About the Arizona Commerce Authority/AZMEP
The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state's leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona's economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: attract, expand, create - attract out-of-state companies to establish operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to expand their business in Arizona and beyond; and help entrepreneurs create new Arizona businesses in targeted industries. The Arizona Manufacturing Extension Partnership works with manufacturers across the state with the sole purpose of helping them become the most successful businesses they can be.  For more information, please visit AZ Commerce and follow the ACA on Twitter.

About the City of Chandler
Chandler, Arizona has built a reputation as a
Community of Innovation. Life in Chandler goes beyond a thriving and dynamic business community with progressive entrepreneurship. Known for its rich diversity, the city offers an outstanding quality of life for all generations with great schools and recreational opportunities. Chandler has grown to become the state's fourth largest city with a population of more than 287,000. Chandler has been named one of the nation's Best Places to Find a Job and Best Cities for Women in Tech. The city also is one of the safest communities in the nation and boasts AAA bond ratings from all three national rating agencies, one of only a small number of communities to achieve this distinction. For more information, visit the city website, or connect with Chandler on social media.


Media contact:
Stephanie Romero
City of Chandler, Public Information Officer