ThyssenKrupp Aerospace: 10-year contract with Premium AEROTEC
ThyssenKrupp Aerospace Germany GmbH has concluded with Premium AEROTEC a ten-year contract for complex supply chain services.
As part of the contract, ThyssenKrupp Aerospace, as part of ThyssenKrupp’s Business Area Materials Service, is investing some EUR 20 million at Premium AEROTEC’s Varel, Friesland, northern Germany, production location. The commitment comprises the construction of an ultramodern 12,500 m2 logistics and processing center as well as the operation of a supplier park to be set up, the Aeropark. The complex will provide jobs for over 100 persons.
The key businesses of Premium AEROTEC are structures and manufacturing systems for aircraft production including engineering and development. A key decision criterion for the new partnership in the opinion of the customer was ThyssenKrupp Aerospace’s longstanding expertise as integrated materials services provider. The contract covers the pre-machining and final machining of finished parts as well as single-source logistics.
In taking this step, Premium AEROTEC is focusing the hitherto decentralized upstream manufacturing stages at the former Airbus site and concentrating more closely on its own core business. For Premium AEROTEC, the Varel plant is the competence center for the machining of highly complex individual aircraft parts.
At the new logistics and processing center, ThyssenKrupp Aerospace will annually saw and mill some 14,000 tonnes of aluminum sheets. Other services embrace in-plant logistics, the identification of parts and components, finishing, incoming materials services, and shipments. Adds Weber: “We will make sure that the materials are shipped out just in time to Premium AEROTEC and its subcontractors.”