thyssenkrupp Aerospace and MHICA extend cooperation

CNC Milling - Mazak M/C  Preston
CNC Milling - Mazak M/C Preston

thyssenkrupp Aerospace has announced a three-year extension to its contract with MHI Canada Aerospace (MHICA).

Under the agreement, which began in 2018, thyssenkrupp Aerospace manages material for aluminium wing planks, including procuring, receiving, inspecting, and storing planks directly from the mills at its facility in Montreal. The material is drilled and tapped on demand for just-in-time delivery.

“The continuation of our contract with MHICA is a sign of their confidence and trust in our relationship,” said Jürgen Funke, chairman and CEO of thyssenkrupp Aerospace North America. “Under our ‘Materials as a Service’ approach, we reduce the complexity of MHICA’s supply chain with access to global markets, custom supply chain solutions, material processing, and just-in-time delivery.”

MHI Canada Aerospace manufactures heavy aero structures for Bombardier, including the Challenger 350 wing and the Global 5500/6500 wing and centre fuselage section. In addition to performing systems and flight control assembly installations and testing, its facility boasts a 24/7 supply chain and logistics centre.

As part of the worldwide thyssenkrupp network in 22 countries, thyssenkrupp Aerospace offers logistics infrastructure to support customers around the world. Services range from raw material management to finished parts kitting.

The company’s Montreal facilities feature 177,000ft2 of warehouse space, with about 80 employees.

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