Airbus Names Constellium Its Best Supply Chain Performer

Airbus Names Constellium Its Best Supply Chain Performer

Amsterdam rolled and extruded aluminium leader Constellium N.V. said yesterday it has been awarded the “Best Performer Award” by French multinational aviation firm Airbus SAS at its yearly Supply Chain and Quality Improvement Program (SQIP).

Per the firm, the award by Airbus was to recognize Constellium’s long-term partnership with the aviation firm, in which it has provided specialized aerospace aluminium alloys from its plants in North America and Europe.

The award was created by Airbus to recognize and promote a high-quality production system and supply chain for not only its own operations, but for the aerospace sector as a whole.

Constellium’s President of Aerospace and Transportation Ingrid Joerg greeted the news with happiness, noting that the award was proof positive that its support for aerospace customers continues to improve.

“We are honored to receive this award as it reflects our strong relationship with Airbus over the years and our strategic focus on industrial performance to better service our customer’s operations. We look forward to continuing to support Airbus on new initiatives and to further grow our partnership in the years to come.”

Airbus’ Supplier Operational Manager Mihaela Turtoi hailed Constellium’s years-long commitment to Airbus as a parts supplier.

“Constellium has worked for seven years on projects to improve delivery and quality performance for products sent to Airbus and its suppliers successfully. The implementation of these projects has shown great performance while recognizing Constellium as Best Improver in 2019 and Best Performer in 2020.”

Constellium, based in Amsterdam, was founded 1855 as Henri Merle et Compagnie and subsequently renamed Pechiney in 1950. Pechiney was purchased by Alcan in 2003, which was purchased by Rio Tinto in 2007. In 2011 Rio Tinto sold Alcan Engineered Products to Apollo Management (51%) and FSI (10%). Constellium produces rolled and extruded aluminium products from various alloys, bringing in €5.69 billion of revenue in 2018.