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.