Austrian aluminium firm AMAG Austria Metall AG announced last week a multi-year agreement with Swiss aeronautical supply firm Ruag Aerostructures to supply aluminium parts and components for the Airbus A320 Single-Aisle-Programme.
AMAG will supply the aluminium components via its subsidiary in Germany. Details were sparse on the agreement, but AMAG specified that the deal was worth about €100 million.
Last week’s deal builds upon a longstanding relationship between AMAG and Ruag, in which AMAG has been supplying critical aluminium components for many years. This new deal will open the field for AMAG to supply even more orders for new parts and assemblies.
Gerald Mayer, CEO of AMAG Austria Metall AG, said in a press release that the deal was proof positive of his firm’s commitment to providing quality aluminium parts to its clients.
“This important and successful contract with our long-standing customer Ruag Aerostructures in Oberpfaffenhofen in Germany is a wonderful confirmation of our clear focus on high-quality special products, as well as our reliability when it comes to delivery assurance and service. The combination of expertise in machining at the German sites and the sustainable production of aluminium input material as well as recycling in Ranshofen, makes our offering unique.”
Dipl.-Ing. Johannes Pauli, Manager Strategic Procurement and Supply Chain Quality at Ruag Aerostructures, said that the new deal will be a benefit to both parties.
“This result demonstrates the quality of the partnership and rewards the daily work of the teams on both sides. With the extension of the supply contract we contribute towards the stable ramp-up in production of the A320 Single-Aisle-Programme, under currently very challenging conditions. Our cooperation ensures customer satisfaction and proves the competitiveness of Germany as an aviation location.”
AMAG said a particular focus of the deal was to reduce the use of raw materials in producing aircraft parts. The firm notes that it provides its materials from a single source, which is not only unique for the sector, but also assures efficiency for its buyers.