thyssenkrupp Aerospace launches service partnership with Airbus Helicopters

thyssenkrupp Aerospace und Airbus Helicopters have agreed on a close cooperation over the coming years. The aerospace experts of the thyssenkrupp Group will handle on behalf of the Airbus Group subsidiary the complete supply chain management of metallic raw materials. This includes procurement, logistics, quality assurance, and fine-tuning the management of blanks. These services will assure Airbus Helicopters efficient supplies throughout the world.

"The new agreement with Airbus Helicopters is of vast strategic significance and underscores that thyssenkrupp Aerospace, as a member of the Materials Services Business Area, is an important partner to the aerospace industry," says Joachim Limberg, Head of the Business Area Materials Services.

In supplying the German and French locations of Airbus Helicopters, thyssenkrupp Aerospace benefits in particular from its global network of branches. "We have a local presence in both countries and hence are able to respond rapidly to customer requirements. Both parties will benefit from and be able to expand their business thanks to this long-term partnership," says Jürgen Funke, CEO thyssenkrupp Aerospace.

Airbus Helicopters is one of the world's biggest manufacturers of helicopters and aircraft components.

About thyssenkrupp
thyssenkrupp has around 157,000 employees in just under 80 countries working with passion and expertise to develop solutions for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2012/2013 thyssenkrupp generated sales of around €39 billion.

thyssenkrupp Aerospace supplies production materials and offers supply chain management services to the world's foremost aerospace industries. This multinational group is represented at numerous locations in the Americas, Europe, North Africa, and Asia/Pacific. Working in all the global production regions of the aerospace industry, the 1,600 employees aggregate  demand across a single supply chain on behalf of the world's leading OEMs. At the same time, the thyssenkrupp Aerospace network provides local services to cover the needs of aerospace industry suppliers worldwide.

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