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passionate employees at thyssenkrupp Aerospace collaborate to deliver integrated supply chain solutions for our clients’ manufacturing needs. It all starts by listening closely to each customer to truly understand their requirements and unique strategic goals.
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square meters of warehouse and production space offer room enough to store the largest stock of aerospace materials in the industry. Our integrated network of facilities keeps supply routes short all over the world.
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parts per year pass through our precision processing services. They are cut to size and machined exactly to our customers’ requirements to fit perfectly into their manufacturing processes.
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customers around the globe and their supply chains rely on our services from more than 40 locations in around 20 countries and on 5 continents. We are always close to our clients.
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shipments per year reach our customers just-in-time. We support seamless production processes and improve the supply chain’s visibility and reliability.

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9/9/21

thyssenkrupp Aerospace expands partnership with Rolls-Royce

thyssenkrupp Aerospace has signed a 15-year contract with Rolls-Royce to manage the storage and logistics of all finished parts for its engine manufacturing and assembly operations in Indianapolis, Ind. The third-party logistics (3PL) contract includes inventory management, as well as kitting, inspection, and transportation services. thyssenkrupp Aerospace already provides vendor-managed inventory services for a portion of Rolls-Royce’s supply chain. This expanded contract will be in full operation in 2022 when a new 330,000 square-foot facility is completed in the Indianapolis area.

The new contract consolidates the warehousing and logistics services of what was previously multiple 3PL providers working with Rolls-Royce. In addition to becoming the sole service provider of inventory management, thyssenkrupp Aerospace will also facilitate a next-generation warehouse management system that seamlessly integrates with Rolls-Royce’s business systems, build a state-of-the-art warehouse facility to optimize storage, and provide an integrated transportation solution between manufacturing sites.

“We are thrilled to continue and grow our partnership with Rolls-Royce,” said Gary Lowe, President and CEO of thyssenkrupp Aerospace North America. “With our expertise in providing “Materials as a Service”, we are committed to providing exceptional solutions and reducing the complexity of Rolls-Royce’s supply chain.”

As part of its “Materials as a Service” strategy, thyssenkrupp Materials Services, the holding company of thyssenkrupp Aerospace, is systematically expanding its supply chain services alongside materials distribution. The aim is to serve customers' complex and individual requirements even better. 

“Rolls-Royce is excited about continuing our strong partnership with thyssenkrupp and equally excited about what the future of this logistics campus holds,” said Derek Kramer, Head of Global Defense Logistics at Rolls-Royce. “With modern working practices, a state-of-the-art facility, and cutting-edge IT infrastructure, we will be at forefront of logistics in our industry and will be well positioned for the next 15 years of operational capability and expected future growth.”

Rolls-Royce is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of power and propulsion solutions. With more than 30 configurations of small and large turbine engines, Rolls-Royce’s extensive design, manufacturing, assembly, and overhaul capabilities support many key customers including the U.S. Department of Defense, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Bell, Robinson Helicopter, Gulfstream, and major commercial airline providers such as American Airlines, United, and Delta.

As part of the global thyssenkrupp network in 22 countries, thyssenkrupp Aerospace offers an unmatched logistics infrastructure to support customers around the world. Services range from raw material management to finished parts kitting. In Indianapolis, thyssenkrupp Aerospace has partnered with Rolls-Royce for more than 16 years, providing vendor-managed inventory services for a portion of its engine manufacturing assets.

About thyssenkrupp Materials Services:

With around 480 locations – 271 of them warehousing locations – in over 40 countries, thyssenkrupp Materials Services is the biggest mill-independent materials distributor & service provider in the western world. The wide-ranging capabilities offered by the materials experts enable customers to concentrate more on their individual core business and span two strategic areas: global materials distribution as a one-stop-shop – from steel, tubes and pipes, nonferrous metals and specialty materials to plastics and raw materials – and tailored services in the areas of materials management and supply chain management. An extensive omni-channel architecture offers 250,000 customers worldwide round-the-clock access to more than 150,000 products and services. A high-performance logistics system ensures that all deliveries are integrated smoothly into customer production processes on a just-in-time or just-in-sequence basis.

3/3/21

thyssenkrupp Aerospace lands order from RUAG International

thyssenkrupp Aerospace will supply the technology group RUAG International with material for projects involving OEMs such as Airbus, Boeing and SAAB starting in 2021. The agreement covers the procurement and delivery of aluminum, titanium, plastics and steel just in time. The first orders have already been placed with thyssenkrupp Aerospace. 

For some of their current projects, RUAG Aerostructures was looking for a partner who could plan material requirements with pinpoint accuracy, while also handling increased material requirements at short notice. These special requirements cover projects such as the payload mounts for additional fuel tanks for the SAAB JAS 39 Gripen and ailerons for Boeing. 

This is where thyssenkrupp Aerospace comes in: "We look forward to supporting RUAG Aerostructures," says Ludwig Greiner, Key Account Manager at thyssenkrupp Aerospace Germany. "With our materials expertise and supply chain competence, we can plan for the long term but also respond to rush orders. We deliver the material at the right time, ensuring that our customers can focus on their core business." 

Marco Geering, General Manager at RUAG Aerostructures, adds: “In our business, reliability and flexibility are particularly important. With thyssenkrupp Aerospace we have a competent partner at our side.”

RUAG International is a Swiss technology group with production sites in 14 countries. It is divided into four divisions: Space, Aerostructures, MRO International and Ammotec. RUAG International employs around 6,500 people, of whom around two-thirds work outside Switzerland. RUAG Aerostructures is a global first-tier supplier of aerostructures for civil and military customers. Its main areas of activity are the development, production and installation of complete fuselage sections, wings and control surfaces, as well as sophisticated subassemblies and components for civil and military aircraft.

About thyssenkrupp Aerospace

As one of the world's leading service providers in the market for raw materials, processing services and the management of complex supply chains, thyssenkrupp Aerospace supplies the required materials just-in-time, cut and machined exactly to customer specifications. The aim is for customers to be able to concentrate fully on their core business. The company has a global network of 21 countries.

1/20/21

thyssenkrupp Aerospace extends partnership with KAI

thyssenkrupp Aerospace has signed a three-year contract with the South Korean aircraft manufacturer Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI). From early 2021 thyssenkrupp Aerospace will supply materials for KAI's civil and military programs and will also manage supply chains. This will allow thyssenkrupp Aerospace to further expand its presence in the Asia-Pacific region.

"The long-term agreement at fixed prices will allow us to realize cost savings for our partner and contribute to increased efficiency in the supply chain," says Hyun Soo Jee, Country Manager, describing the advantages for the customer. The new agreement expands the business volume and strengthens the partnership between KAI and thyssenkrupp Aerospace. "In addition to price stability, KAI can call up selected materials just-in-time. This helps KAI to reduce the capital tied up in inventory and to concentrate mainly on its core business of machining and assembling," says Jee.

KAI is one of the region's leading aerospace and defense companies. Founded in 1999, the company, which emerged from a joint venture between Samsung Aerospace, Daewoo Heavy Industries and Hyundai Space and Aircraft Industry, is a manufacturer of aircraft and helicopters for civil and military purposes and is now also involved in the development of satellites and launch vehicles. Since 2015, KAI has been developing the first prototype of a South Korean stealth fighter aircraft (KF-X), one of South Korea's most important national defense projects. The system development, which is to be completed by 2026, involves 16 universities, 11 laboratories and 553 suppliers.

About thyssenkrupp Aerospace

As one of the world's leading service providers in the market for raw materials, processing services and the management of complex supply chains, thyssenkrupp Aerospace supplies the required materials just-in-time, cut and machined exactly to customer specifications. The aim is for customers to be able to concentrate fully on their core business. The company has a global network of 21 countries.

11/25/20

thyssenkrupp Aerospace and thyssenkrupp Material Services Forge a Global Agreement with MinebeaMitsumi

thyssenkrupp Aerospace and thyssenkrupp Materials Services have jointly entered an agreement with MinebeaMitsumi to supply raw material used in the production of aircraft engines, landing gear, rotary systems, airframes, aircraft doors and other machined parts. The global contract includes support for divisions of the MinebeaMitsumi Group across Asia, Europe, and North America.

Tokyo-based MinebeaMitsumi operates more than 120 global subsidiaries and affiliates (975,445 million JPY sales and 92,039 employees), with expertise in machined and electronic components. Its aircraft engine parts are used in engines manufactured by Safran, GE, Pratt & Whitney, and Rolls-Royce.

“MinebeaMitsumi has been striving to reduce their procurement costs through the consolidation of their global demand across regions and divisions,” said Takuya Kuroki, Country Manager Aerospace Japan. “Due to our global presence, we are able to customize a supply chain solution that fits well with MinebeaMitsumi’s aims, and expanded the scope of our partnership.”

The partnership between thyssenkrupp Aerospace and MinebeaMitsumi began in 2008 with the procurement of raw materials through the North American division of thyssenkrupp Aerospace. This expanded to include Japan in 2010, and in the decade since, the partnership has grown to include sites across both Asia and Europe.

About thyssenkrupp Aerospace

As one of the world's leading service providers in the market for raw materials, processing services and the management of complex supply chains, thyssenkrupp Aerospace supplies the required materials just-in-time, cut and machined exactly to customer specifications. The aim is for customers to be able to concentrate fully on their core business. The company has a global network of 21 countries. 'Materials as a Service' combines our logistics infrastructure with customer centric digital supply chain solutions.

11/17/20

DTL and thyssenkrupp Aerospace agree on extended umbrella contract

thyssenkrupp Aerospace is expanding its cooperation with Dynamatic Technologies Limited (DTL). The international manufacturer based in India produces high-tech components for the auto and aerospace industries and is a Tier 1 supplier to Airbus, Boeing and Bell. The extended contract with thyssenkrupp Aerospace will run for five years and covers the supply of aluminum sheet and plate for the Boeing P-8 maritime patrol aircraft, the Bell 407 single-engine helicopter and related rotorcraft programs.

To date thyssenkrupp Aerospace India has already been providing supply chain management services for DTL as a 3PL partner. These include just-in-time deliveries of finished aircraft components for the construction of the Airbus A330 flaptrack.

“The new umbrella contract helps to strengthen our mutual expertise and use it to benefit our customers”, says Gopi Hanumanthappa, CEO thyssenkrupp Aerospace India: “Both DTL and thyssenkrupp Aerospace are strategically aligned for value added supply chain solutions across businesses and are focused on optimizing supply chains in their cooperation with customers and partners.” A further advantage is their geographical proximity: Both companies are based in Bangalore, the center of India's high-tech industry.

Udayant Malhoutra, CEO & Managing Director of Dynamatic Technologies Limited, also believes in the opportunities that will arise through even closer cooperation: “The umbrella agreement is designed to manage the entire raw material supply chain ecosystem with just-in-time deliveries and other services. This supports our strategy of creating value-added supply chain solutions and lays the foundation for the success of our core business.”

DTL chose thyssenkrupp Aerospace for this task: As one of the world's leading service provider in the market for raw materials, processing services and management of complex supply chains thyssenkrupp Aerospace had developed a viable and effective solution in close collaboration with DTL.

About thyssenkrupp Aerospace

As one of the world's leading service providers in the market for raw materials, processing services and the management of complex supply chains, thyssenkrupp Aerospace supplies the required materials just-in-time, cut and machined exactly to customer specifications. The aim is for customers to be able to concentrate fully on their core business. The company has a global network of 21 countries.