Advanced manufacturing and Vertical integration

under one roof

Ashot is a vertically integrated company with the advanced resources and equipment to develop, manufacture, and assemble all systems, subsystems, and components under one roof, and according to customer specifications. Our manufacturing capabilities include production engineering, all types of machining, gear cutting and finishing, heat treatments, NDT, surface finishing and laboratories, all under strict, in-house quality control.

Machining and gear cutting

Ashot provides advanced machining, gear cutting and grinding capabilities with a full array of state-of-the-art equipment. Steel alloy processing includes stainless steel, titanium, nickel-based super alloys and composite materials.

Ashot has over 200 machining centers, including:

  • 5 axis CNC milling center
  • Gear cutting include hobbing, Shaping, skiving, grinding, broaching, lapping
  • Turning and milling
  • Deep-hole drilling and boring
  • Honing 
  • Balancing
  • Grinding & threads grinding
skiving gear cutting
Gleason Pfauther P 600/800G
MacTurn machining
Studer S41 Cylindrical Grinding
heat Treatment Carburizing and quenching
heat treatment department
Vacuum Heat Treatment

Heat Treatment

Our cutting-edge facility includes a full-service metallurgical laboratory that enables verification of all results in-house. We offer a complete range of heat treatment capabilities:

  • Hardening and tempering (hanging, up to 2 meters)
  • Carburizing and quenching
  • Nitriding and carbo nitriding
  • Precipitation hardening
    • Induction hardening
    • Press quenching
    • Subzero cooling
  • Annealing and Normalizing
  • Stress relieving
    • Solution and aging treatment (aluminum)
    • Vacuum heat treatment for hardening, tempering, carburizing, solid solution heat treatment and precipitation hardening process

Chemical Processes

Ashot conducts NADCAP-approved chemical processes in-house. Our professional staff includes level-3 metallurgists, chemists, process and mechanical engineers.

Chemical processes include:

  • Cadmium
  • Copper
  • Chrome
  • Chemical conversion (Alodine)
  • Passivation
  • Black oxide
  • Painting
  • Nitriding white layer removal
Chemical processes

Non Destructive Tests (NDT)

Includes in-house level 3:

  • Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI)
  • Fluorescent Penetrate Inspection (FPI)
  • Nital (Etching inspection)

Shot peening

Shot peening includes:

  • Robotic shot peening system
  • Automatic shot peening
  • Glass beads peening
Shot Peening
Shot Peening Glass Beads
Sintering department


For more than five decades, Ashot Ashkelon Industries has been supplying tungsten-based heavy metal products to the aerospace and defense

Ashot uses the cold isostatic pressing technology and a variety of sintering techniques including deformation and heat treatment


Ashot’s highly qualified professional teams produce, assemble, and test a variety of complex systems in our advanced facilities.

Our technicians conduct close tolerance assembly using manual, semi-automatic and robotic equipment, precision instruments, load bench facilities and test.

Assembly Station


Our engineering group designs, builds and installs advanced technology solutions for testing assembled systems according to customer specifications.

  • Testing facilities include testing benches and test rigs, designed and built for specific products
  • Testing capabilities include gearboxes, transmissions, universal joints, stabilizers, switchboxes, PTOs, final drives, and clutch independence drives.


Ashot’s R&D department develops innovative solutions for aerospace and military assemblies and components.

Our built-to-spec product design capabilities include concurrent engineering, product development, geometric design, gear design, stress analysis material selection, and test rigs. All designs comply with aerospace standards, and some have yielded US patents.

Ron Pirostela

Mr. Ron Pirostela serves as VP of Strategic Planning. Ron joined Ashot Ashkelon in 2008 and held the Head of Aviation Project Management position until 2018; then, he was appointed VP of Marketing and Business Development and the Head of the Aviation Division. Ron, a former officer in Israel Air Force's Technical Branch, has held a wide range of positions as a commander of technical units at Air Force bases, military staff positions, commander of a techno-logistics unit, and more. Ron completed his 26-year service at IAF with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Ron holds a BA in Logistics from the Open University and an MA in Public Administration from Bar Ilan University.

VP Strategic Planning

Izick Azulay

Head of Quality Assurance

Mr. Izick Azulay was appointed as head of quality assurance at Ashot Ashkelon Industries Ltd. In 2022.
Izick joined Ashot Ashkelon in 1988 as a CNC operator. From there, he has developed to several managerial levels positions on the production floor, where he gained extensive experience with Ashot's comprehensive technological capabilities. Prior to his current role, Izick served as head of the final inspection department.
Izick brings broad technical experience to his role, focusing on quality assurance management systems.

Eliyahu Damari

Company CEO

Mr. Eliyahu (Eli) Damari has been the CEO of Ashot Ashkelon and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American subsidiary, Reliance Gear, since 2019.
Eli began his career as an engineer, progressing through many and varied positions in the company, reaching the position of VP of Operations in 2002 until 2016. In the years 2016 - 2019 Eli served as CEO of the Olympia Advanced Metal Industries Group. Eli has extensive technological and managerial experience, and over the years has led complex company projects at the operational and engineering level, including the implementation of advanced logistics and engineering management systems in the Company.
Eli holds a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ben-Gurion University and an MBA degree from Ben-Gurion University.

Yehuda Hadrian

Director of Engineering

Mr. Yehuda Hadrian has been the Director of Engineering at Ashot Ashkelon Industries since 2017.
Yehuda joined Ashot Ashkelon in 1978, and since then has served in key positions in the field of production and engineering, including Manager of Procurement, of the Operations Division and of the Technologies Division in the Company. Yehuda leads all of the Company's engineering and technological activities and has extensive experience in starting new projects from the point of view of engineering, problem solving and providing engineering solutions to the Company's customers.
Yehuda holds a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion in Haifa.

Shai Avrahami

Manager of the Military Business Unit

Mr. Shai Avrahami was appointed Manager of the Military Business Unit at Ashot Ashkelon Industries Ltd. in 2021.
Shai joined Ashot Ashkelon in 2008, at the beginning of his career he served as Manager of the Assembly Department and later on as Manager of the Continuous Tracks projects.
Before joining Ashot, Shai held a variety of officer positions in the Technology and Maintenance Corps’ Land Force, including Engines Commander, Paratroopers Brigade’s Technology and Maintenance Corps officer, Workshop Commander, and more.
Shai holds a BA degree in Logistics from Sapir College and an MBA degree from Peres Academic Center.

Yair Kaufman

VP Finance and Control

Mr. Yair Kaufman serves as VP of Finance and Control at Ashot Ashkelon Industries Ltd. and as a Director of the American subsidiary, Reliance Gear.
Yair joined Ashot Ashkelon in 2019, bringing nearly 20 years of experience in financial management, control, contracts and sales, including management of Foreign Military Financing (FMF) at a number of companies in Israel and in the US for the Elbit Systems Group.
Yair is a Certified Public Accountant. He holds a BA degree in Economics and Accounting from the University of Haifa and an MBA degree with a specialization in Financial Management and Financing from Tel Aviv University.

Amit Moshe

VP Operations

Mr. Amit Moshe serves as the VP of Operations at Ashot Ashkelon Industries Ltd. Amit joined Ashot Ashkelon in 2009 and has since served in a number of key positions such as Deputy Manager of Internal Procurement and Subcontracting, and Production Manager until his appointment to his current position in 2020. Amit holds a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ben Gurion University and an Executive MBA degree from Bar Ilan University

Nathalie Eliyahu

VP Human Resources and Administration

Ms. Nathalie Eliyahu serves as VP of Human Resources and Administration at Ashot Ashkelon Industries Ltd.
Natalie joined Ashot Ashkelon in 2018, bringing with her rich and significant experience in human resource management and organizational development. In her most recent position, she served as Human Resources Manager at the Central Sales and Distribution Company of the CBC Group.
Nathalie holds an MA in Organizational Consulting and Development from the College of Management Academic Studies, and a BA in Business Administration from the Ruppin Academic Center.

Adv. Arik Safran

Legal Counsel

Adv. Arik Safran serves as the General Counsel of Ashot Ashkelon Industries Ltd., and of the American subsidiary, Reliance Gear.
Arik joined Ashot Ashkelon in 2020. Arik brings with him extensive managerial and legal experience, both as Assistant to the CEO and General Counsel in the civil market as well as Assistant to the CEO and, later, Professional Advisor to the Minister at the Ministry of Science and Technology and at the Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Services. Prior to that, Arik worked as an attorney in leading law firms.
Arik holds a BA in Law and Psychology from the University of Haifa and an MBA with a specialization in Strategy, Marketing and Entrepreneurship from Tel Aviv University. Arik has been licensed to practice law by the Israel Bar Association since 2010.

Yariv Bar Yam

EVP Business Development and Marketing

Mr. Yariv Bar Yam serves as EVP OF Business Development and Marketing at Ashot Ashkelon Industries Ltd. Yariv joined Ashot Ashkelon in 2024, bringing 30 years of experience in global business development and management. Prior to Ashot, Yariv managed Business Development, Sales, and Marketing at global high-tech conglomerates such as Applied Materials, ECI Telecom and Israel Aerospace Industries and has led various high-tech startups to business success. Yariv holds a BSc. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tel-Aviv (Magna cum laude) and an MBA from INSEAD, France.